CNN headline is that the Ex-Army GI who orchestrated the killing of two Iraqi’s, their youngest daughter, and the raping and killing of their oldest daughter “Could face the Death Penalty.”
What did he do? Here’s a little tidbit…
Spc. James Barker, one of the soldiers involved, told investigators that the soldiers were drinking whiskey, playing cards and hitting golf balls when Green brought up the idea of going to the house near the checkpoint where they were stationed to rape the girl. Barker described Green as persistent.
So I say change that “Could” to “Should” or “Will.”
Personally, I think we hand him back to the Iraqi’s. This never should have gone to civilian court in the States. Either prosecute him under the UCMJ, or let Iraq have him.
I think they could be much more creative in assigning a fitting punishment for him.