Military Three-Way Ends in Conviction

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    May 26, 2007 12:02 AM GMT
    http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,136750,00.html?ESRC=dod.nl
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    May 26, 2007 8:11 AM GMT
    Strange world we live in.
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    May 26, 2007 3:01 PM GMT
    Is the only objection here to the fact that sodomy is included in the charges? I can see that objection, but the issue here appears to be that the two lesser grade airmen raped the staff sargeant. I know that it's arguable whether the sargeant was consenting or not, but if she was not consenting, then what the other two did was the same as date rape and I think we can all agree that date rape is unacceptable.

    As to the commander-in-chief being able to romp around the oval office, white house swimming pool and heaven knows where else, while the lower ranks get hammered, that's life. When these people sign up for military duty, they know the rules. If they don't, then they haven't paid much attention to the news. They voluntarily agreed to be subject to the code of military justice, which, by the way applies to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff down to first second boot.

    The President, on the other hand, is not subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He/She does not agree to that when elected. Hell, if our presidents (Clinton, Bush, all of them) were unable to engage in some form of adultery, they would never make it to president ;-).

    All of that said, if all of this had been three people having consensual sex, I agree - put our resources where they are needed, not tracking down people in their bedrooms.
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    May 27, 2007 12:55 PM GMT
    I thought this was an instance of gay don't ask don't tell policy gone awry but this was between heterosexual airmen for the most part
    while I have disdain for the military code of justice for the most part because its so arcane
    ... there is something you guys are glossing over here
    one of the women was possibly too drunk to have given consent and was slipping in and out of consciousness
    while if she was able to give consent and did ... then go at it...I could care less
    but if she didn't ... then that constitutes rape