July 03, 2006

No, I don't want to believe it

Revealing an uncomfortable truth about Rusty Shackleford: I still do not want to believe it's true. I hope it's not true. I pray it's not true.

My wanting, hoping, and praying have nothing to do with whether or not this incident actually did take place. But when faced with uncertainty, I choose to err on the side which gives the benefit of the doubt to the goodness of the United States and its soldiers.

That rape and murder happen in war is a certainty based on statistical probabilities. Gang rapes and mass murders are much lower on the probability scale. So I will hold out hope that there is more to this story than is being reported. That hope may prove to be hollow. May justice fall swiftly if I am wrong.

Confederate Yankee has the story on Green's arrest. Ace with some commentary.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:08 PM | Comments |