ht: talking points memo
The Army said Wednesday it will pursue the death penalty for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the American soldier accused of murdering 16 Afghan villagers in March, the Associated Press reported.
Given the military’s record with capital cases and all or almost all of them since the military death penalty was reinstated having been overturned or commuted to life without parole, Bales probably doesn’t have all that much to worry about on that score. Neither, for that matter, does MAJ Nidal Hassan, whose alleged multiple count mass murder trial is supposed to start soon.