2006: Four soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division will be court-martialed for the alleged rape of an Iraqi girl and the murder of her family, and two will face the death penalty, the military ordered Wednesday.
The charges against the Fort Campbell soldiers stem from rape and murder of 14-year-old Abeer Qassim al-Janabi in her family’s home in Mahmoudiya, about 20 miles south of Baghdad ? a case that sparked international outrage and added more fuel to claims of abuse by U.S. forces in Iraq. … In the rape and murder case, military authorities said they would seek the death penalty against Sgt. Paul E. Cortez and Pfc. Jesse V. Spielman. – more
Will Bush keep that baby from Fort Campbell on the wall of his Map Room after this?
Strangely enough, former Pfc. Steven Green, the mastermind of this horror who now faces the death penalty is from Bush’s home town. Midland’s violent crime rate in 2003, however, seems to be just a little above the national average.