Army top brass just too eager to prosecute frontline diggers

Thursday, 14 October 2010 04:08 Dan Zaremba News & Views - News Headlines - Commentary

What a great springboard to launch one's political career, lubricate one's way to the top in the world of political correctness or even secure a UN advisory position after retiring from active service.

Brigadier McDade last month charged three commandos from the Special Operations Task Group over a raid on a residential compound in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province early last year.

Of course that under the circumstances the defence provided by our military commanders is less than adequate.

Opposition defence spokesman David Johnston said yesterday that while Defence had a statutory obligation to defend the trio of soldiers in a submission to military prosecutor Brigadier Lyn McDade, military sources had told him the defence was inadequate. (source)

After all we don't want this soldiers to be acquitted, do we?

Read more about this low act of bastardry:

- Diggers charged with killing civilians

Scapegoats? You bet they are!

Diggers in Ghan forced to buy their own gear

- Is this for real?