Eddie Gallagher’s own SEAL teammates say they messed with the sights on his rifle to screw up his aim because he kept targeting women and children. Definitely Trump’s kinda guy
Gonna say this again—this incentivizes the commission of war crimes by our opponents and allies, and in doing so puts US servicemembers at greater risk.
Breaking News: President Trump is showing signs he will pardon several servicemen accused of war crimes. He asked for paperwork to be prepared by Memorial Day
I'm going to write about this later this week, but this is deeply wrong -- and part of the same cultural malady that leads too many Americans to defer to police accused of crimes in the line of duty. A uniform does not render a man virtuous
President Trump has requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed to pardon several service members accused or convicted of war crimes, indicating that he plans to pardon the men around Memorial Day
Trump is getting ready to pardon some of America’s most horrifying recent war criminals. A huge injustice to those whose lives they destroyed and a message that America will tolerate war crimes:
It is literally about getting away with murder
It is the prerogative of the President to issue a pardon to any American; however, if Edward Gallagher receives a pardon for his war crimes, it would be a slap in the face of every single man and woman who has fought in battle with honor.
This would be such an extraordinary disservice to all those in the 9/11 generation who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan so honorably.
Edward Gallagher killed so many innocents that fellow Seals started firing warning shots to scare people off. He shot one girl as she walked with friends. ⁦⁩, you are spitting in the face of all the troops who serve with honor.
Hard to think of a greater insult to fallen soldiers than pardoning alleged/convicted war criminals on Memorial Day.
Hey, reporters, I bet former Secretary of Defense Mattis would have some really interesting thoughts about Trump's plan to pardon these soldiers.
This would be very bad news for the U.S. military, including efforts to discipline and prevent bad actors: “Trump has requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed to pardon several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes.”
If the US no longer stands for something, we will fall for anything: Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes - The New York Times
This includes a private Blackwater contactor who shot into a public square, killing 2 children, 2 men, and 10 women. And a Green Beret who boasted about killing a man during a job interview and then later on Fox. And Marine sniper who urinated on a corpse.
Trump requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed to pardon American military members accused or convicted of war crimes — including high-profile cases of murder, attempted murder and desecration of a corpse.
45 pardoned: 1) Arpaio, who kept immigrants in tent cities, leading to many deaths; 45 does the same. 2) Scooter Libby for obstructing justice; 45 obstructs justice. If 45 pardons ppl convicted for murder of unarmed civilians, we won't like what follows.
Every minute that goes by without impeaching this degenerate means giving him the opportunity to add more and more of these things to his record
This is just terrible context to the news that Trump is expected to pardon service members accused or convicted of war crimes:
Truly disgraceful. This tarnishes the sacrifices of those who risked and lost their lives to adhere to the law of war and the values of our republic. I could not think of a more disrespectful gesture on Memorial Day. via
A big “Fuck You” to those who served with honor, to those who followed the Code of Conduct. A draft dodger will tarnish the military in favor of those who indiscriminately killed civilians, women and children, in a cowardly manner-all for a PR stunt.
This is a bad thing for the US military b/c: * it encourages troops to act lawlessly * discourages whistleblowers * reduces US credibility overseas
Trump has indicated that he is considering pardons for several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes, including high-profile cases of murder, attempted murder and desecration of a corpse, according to two United States officials
Some presidential pardons may be near, including some contentious ones.
“Navy SEALs who served with Chief Gallagher told authorities he indiscriminately shot at civilians, gunning down a young woman in a flowered hijab and an unarmed old man.”
“President Trump has indicated that he is considering pardons for several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes”
I sometimes think I can't be shocked anymore by Trump. And then. "Trump Shows Signs He Will Pardon Servicemen Accused or Convicted of War Crimes"
Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes - The New York Times
NYT: Trump Shows Signs He Will Pardon Servicemen Accused or Convicted of War Crimes
Trump’s blend of moderate skepticism about military adventurism with enthusiasm for war crimes somewhat defies the normal categories for how we talk about these things but reflects some common public impulses.
Candidate was willing to call bullshit on foreign adventurism--so rare among presidential candidates. To read he is contemplating pardons for people convicted of killing u harmed people in war zones is truly repulsive
Trump Shows Signs He Will Pardon Servicemen Accused or Convicted of War Crimes - The New York Times
Trump Shows Signs He Will Pardon Servicemen Accused or Convicted of War Crimes - The New York Times
Trump Shows Signs He Will Pardon Servicemen Accused or Convicted of War Crimes
Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes
Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes
Let's be quite clear about what we are getting into here. The combination of pardons for war crimes ( …) plus invoking the Insurrection Act ( …) would be nothing short of an invitation to commit mass murder.
Trump May Be Preparing Pardons for Servicemen Accused of War Crimes
They have murder, attempted murder and desecration of a corpse, but are still looking for a rapist
Trump Shows Signs He Will Pardon Servicemen Accused or Convicted of War Crimes