Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Big Chicken Dinner

Army Sgt. Michael J. Smith was convicted by a military jury on 5 charges related to the scandal at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Smith was sentenced to 6 months in prison, he will forfeit $2,250 in pay, demoted to private and will receive a Big Chicken Dinner. For all of you non-military types, 'Big Chicken Dinner' is also known as a Bad Conduct Discharge or simply BCD (which is not as bad as a Dishonorable Discharge).

The guy is a real monster I tell you! Prosecutors said he would take the muzzle off of his dog (a black Belgian shepherd) and let the dog lunge at cowering Iraqis for his own amusement. His mother must not have raised him right; he let his dog bark at people that were trying to kill his friends before he was caught. Humanity is coming to an end! All is lost!

It gets even worse, Smith addressed the jury and said, "Soldiers are not supposed to be soft and cuddly." I guess he never served while Clinton was in office (and thank God neither did I).

I don't care which side of the debate you're on here, letting dogs bark at prisoners is not torture. It's psychological intimidation but that's what you do to your enemy in war. I wouldn't be complaining if it was the Iraqi's doing it to Americans either. This conduct took place in the same building that Hussein had rape rooms and put his enemies through wood chippers.

This guy should be getting a medal, not a Big Chicken Dinner.