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[Today’s run: rest day]

I was just reading today a bit about the “Fort Hood Shooter” military trial.

This guy, an army medical officer, shot a bunch of people at the Ft Hood military base a few years ago.  He is now on trial and acting as his own defender.

The news is reporting that he stated he “was on the wrong side” and “changed sides”.  It is reported that he wanted to put on a defense using the proposition that he was protecting Taliban by shooting US soldiers who were destined to go to Afghanistan.  The judge would not let him use that argument.

The news also says that it will take months for the trial to be completed.  While this is going on he continues to be paid as an army officer .

During WW2 141 members of the armed forces were court martialed and executed.  They didn’t mess around.

We call that the “greatest generation”.

I’m not sure what we call this current generation.

 

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