Top of the Hour: Reaction from the Family of US Soldier Alleged to Have Killed 16 Afghans, Morning Headlines

Monday, March 19, 2012

The lawyer for the family of the soldier accused in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians says they remain "stunned." However, he adds they quote "stand behind the man they know as a devoted husband, father, and dedicated member of the armed services." Staff Sergeant Robert Bales sits in solitary confinement at the military's maximum security prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His defense team begin meeting with him today, and charges against the 38-year-old are expected this week.

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How many times did this happen in WW2, Korea, and Viet Nam? Wouldn't it be easier to shoot oneself in the foot to get out of another tour of duty?

Mar. 19 2012 11:22 AM
Charles

Over the weekend, Celeste Headlee Tweeted that the Rush Limbaugh Program Had gotten a new sponsor -- the Westboro Baptist Church (of "God hates f@gs" infamy)... Only problem was that it didn't happen. The Limbaugh program never even had to make a decision because the ad buyer didn't accept the advertisements. The original webpage that Celeste linked on her Twitter feed updated its story, but Celeste never updated her own Twitter feed. Perhaps that is one of the problems with Twitter. 21st century digital fuel to an old saying from two centuries ago; that "a lie will be halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on..."

Mar. 19 2012 08:38 AM

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