Wednesday, August 10, 2005

When It Just Gets to Be Too Much 

The proudest military tradition this nation has is the fact that the guys with the guns have always, through thick and thin, subordinated themselves to control by the elected representatives of the people. Examples from ancient Rome to more recent events, usually in smaller and warmer countries to the south, suggest that this will not go on forever if the military is abused and misused just too damn far.

(via ChicagoTribune, which is registration but this is most of the story:)
An Air Force Reserve colonel could face criminal charges for allegedly vandalizing cars at Denver International Airport bearing pro-Bush bumper stickers.

Lt. Col. Alexis Fecteau, director of operations for reserve forces at the National Security Space Institute in Colorado Springs, is believed responsible for defacing at least 10 parked vehicles between December and June, police spokesman Sonny Jackson said Tuesday.
[snip] Jackson said Fecteau is suspected of blacking out the Bush bumper stickers and then spray painting an expletive and the president's name on the vehicles.

[snip] The bait vehicle was equipped with a camera that captured an image of the suspect and his car. Then a detective was able to find footage from a camera monitoring cars leaving the parking lot and traced Fecteau using the car's license plate, Jackson said.

Police have referred the case to prosecutors, who are considering filing criminal charges, he said.
Does anybody here really think they are going to let this go to a trial in open court? Naw, I didn't think so either. Military tribunal on the other hand...although I would need to see what part of the UCMJ deals with the subject of Frustration Vandalism.

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