Once more, I call on Pantano to have the guts to hold a press conference about this incident and endorse the actions of these unlawful Marines. When I was in Iraq (3 deployments-Army), we knew and obeyed the rules of engagement because we were winning minds as well as real estate. General Petraeus in all of his books never suggested pissing on your enemies or shooting them 60 times as part of the counterinsurgency fight..I assure you!
I urge everyone to look up icasualties.org. Pantano's shooting was in April 2004. Look at the alarming spike in American deaths in the months following April 2004. When we make the enemy mad through senseless acts, fellow Soldiers pay with their lives.
By the way, we all know Pantano was going to be charged with conduct unbecoming an officer as well as other violations thus ending his Marine career, so he resigned in disgrace. This was all under President Bush's administration, folks. This was not some liberal witchhunt.
Let's join together to praise great members of the service and prosecute members not meeting the standards and/or rules of engagement.
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