In "The West Wing," politically correct, community organizing fantasy of what it takes to be President of the United States, this is some awesome stuff:
And for those who are in uniform who have experienced sexual assault, I want them to hear directly from their Commander-In-Chief that I've got their backs. I will support them. And we're not going to tolerate this stuff and there will be accountability. If people have engaged in this behavior, they should be prosecuted.
And anybody in the military who has knowledge of this stuff should understand this is not who we are. This is not what the U.S. military is about. And it dishonors the vast majority of men and women in uniform who carry out their responsibilities and obligations with honor and dignity and incredible courage every single day.
So bottom line is I have no tolerance for this. I have communicated this to the Secretary of Defense. We're going to communicate this again to folks up and down the chain in areas of authority, and I expect consequences.
So I don’t want just more speeches or awareness programs or training but, ultimately, folks look the other way. If we find out somebody is engaging in this stuff, they've got to be held accountable -- prosecuted, stripped of their positions, court-martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged. Period. It's not acceptable.
In the real world, people—and I think it will come as a shock to some of the more "out there" Democrats that soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines(maybe) are people too—are entitled to not be railroaded when accused of crimes.
Two defendants in military sexual assault cases cannot be punitively discharged, if found guilty, because of “unlawful command influence” derived from comments made by President Barack Obama, a judge ruled in a Hawaii military court this week.
Navy Judge Cmdr. Marcus Fulton ruled during pretrial hearings in two sexual assault cases — U.S. vs. Johnson and U.S. vs. Fuentes — that comments made by Obama as commander in chief would unduly influence any potential sentencing, according to a court documents obtained by Stars and Stripes.
I bite my tongue here a lot out of my respect for civil discourse and the office of the President of the United States. But what President Obama did by apparently poisoning the well of military justice is not just amateur hour, it's profoundly stupid.
Seriously, the common thread between this and all of the other controversies currently swirling around him is that he's a goddamned fucking moron when it comes to actually managing an organization of any size or purpose.
The man is a smartly-sold, media-defended, utterly incompetent, fucking idiot and the ultimate irony is that, again and again, in his incompetence he turns out to be the enemy of the very people he claims he his trying to help.