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Saturday, April 02, 2005

Culture of Lifers to the Rescue!

Edwardpig (love that name) fills us in on the disposition of the case of Rogelio Maynulet, a US Army soldier who was convicted of shooting and killing an unarmed Iraqi civillian at close range. Two days ago, he was discharged from the army and allowed to walk free, with no punishment.

His defense? "Mercy killing." I shit you not. (Is my language getting worse? I think maybe it is.) "He was in a state that I didn't think was justified — I had to put him out of his misery," said Maynulet, according to the LA Times. He argued that the killing "was the right thing to do, it was the honorable thing to do."

I am ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that Tom DeLay is FIT TO BE TIED over the whole thing, and the only reason we haven't heard him and all the other "culture of lifers" mewling over this presumptious decision to end a precious life prior to examination by Nobel Prize nominee Dr. William Hammesfahr is because Wolf Blitzer just hasn't said quite enough yet about the death of the Pope.

As soon as there is lull in the media action, I'm sure we'll hear all about DeLay's loud, public indignation. Do you suppose his vitriol about the judiciary is going to spread to military courts?

Ooooohhhh, are they gonna be SORRY when Hot Tub Tom gets his teeth in this one!!!!!