A court martial for Sgt. Michael Leahy:
A US soldier has been convicted of murder for his involvement in the killing of four Iraqis who were shot and dumped in a Baghdad canal in 2007.
Sgt Michael Leahy Jr had confessed to investigators that he shot an Iraqi in the back of the head from close range.
His lawyers argued that the stress of being in a conflict zone for so long meant he was unable to reason properly.
Who is Sgt. Michael Leahy? One of four men from Scott Beauchamp’s unit who is charged with the murders, including Beauchamp’s old first sergeant, who wrote the following completely and totally unprofessional letter at the height of the affair, publicly scolding Beauchamp:
I’m not in the habit of answering these email’s. It would be far too many. I appreciate all the support from home and I can assure you that not a single word of this was true. We’ve been fighting this fight for quite some time. Numerous soldiers within my unit have served on several deployments and this is my third year as a First Sergeant in this unit. My soldiers conduct is consistently honorable. This soldier has other underlining issues which I’m sure will come out in the course of the investigation. No one at any of the post we live at or frequent, remotely fit the descriptions of any of the persons depicted in this young man’s fairy tale.
This was widely and gleefully spread around by the usual suspects, most of whom never spent one day in uniform and whose entire military experience consists of masturbating while reading Michael Yon and a semi-weekly viewing of Red Dawn. Clearly there needs to be a truth commission set up to free Leahy, as we were assured by Michael Goldfarb and the rest of the wankers that no one would even make fun of a woman in a cafeteria, let alone execute someone in cold blood.
For those of you who don’t understand the title of this post, go here. And for the record, Scott Beauchamp is still, to this day, serving his country honorably in uniform, and Michael Goldfarb is still an asshole.