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Defend America, get punished!

October 29, 2009
REQUIREMENTS for Candidates for the 2010 CONGRESS1. I ___________________pledge to sponsor and support legislation to  end the second guessing that have become rampant among the bureaucrats in the Defense Department; To  investigate all trumped up charges against U. S. Military defending themselves and their units, Those found not guilty by Congress will by granted full reversals, have all rank and pay restored with interest, all legal bills will be paid, if they suffer any economic loss they will be double reimbursed, any personal paid and suffering including divorce, loss of family, jobs, respect of peers, difficulty of getting a job or enjoying any benefits of citizenship will trigger payments of up to One Million Dollars- paid out of budgets of offending institutions. Offending military, bureaucrats or judges will be punished civilly and possibly criminally depending upon severity of their persecution.

Why am I looking to the next Congress?

I got this from The Washington Times:

From: Richard Thompson, Thomas More Law Center

Dear American Patriot,

Marine LtCol Jeffrey Chessani refused to throw his men under the bus to save his career.  So the government is doing everything it can to grind him up.

He urgently needs your help.

He served three tours of duty in Iraq, including the Second Battle of Fallujah.  He also served in Panama and in the First Persian Gulf War.  He honorably served his country as a Marine officer for over 20 years.His superiors considered him a superb leader who demonstrated moral courage with unlimited potential and value to the Marine Corps.

Despite all of this, on December 1, 2009, LtCol Chessani will face a Military Board of Inquiry to determine whether he is guilty of misconduct and should be demoted in rank because of the so-called “Haditha Massacre” – a massacre everyone now knows never happened.

The bogus criminal charges against LtCol Chessani were triggered by a fierce house-to-house, room-by-room combat action taken by four of his enlisted Marines after insurgents in Haditha, Iraq ambushed their convoy on November 19, 2005. The rest of the story below.LtCol Chessani was first criminally charged with failing to accurately report and investigate that incident. Essentially, the government said he did not file the proper paperwork.  Pretty lame!  Yet, had it convicted him, he would have faced 2½ years in prison.

The government lost at every stage of the criminal process.

Because it couldn’t win in a court of law, the government has now ordered a Board of Inquiry to decide LtCol Chessani’s fate. This is the government’s clever way to “finish off” LtCol Chessani without having to follow normal court rules.

LtCol Paul Ware, USMC, a military judge who heard testimony in one of the cases involving the November 19th Haditha incident, had this to say about the government’s case:

“To believe the government version of facts is to disregard clear and convincing evidence to the contrary and sets a dangerous precedent that, in my opinion, may encourage others to bear false witness against Marines as a tactic to erode public support of the Marine Corps and mission in Iraq. Even more dangerous is the potential that a Marine may hesitate at the critical moment when facing the enemy…

The Board could force LtCol Chessani to retire and be demoted in rank. Aside from the obvious disgrace to one of our most effective combat commanders, this would cost him and his family huge losses in retirement pay and benefits.

For a man and family that dedicated their lives to the defense of our great nation – you and I cannot allow this to happen.

A Board of Inquiry finding of misconduct will not only be a tragedy for LtCol Chessani and his family, but for all our troops the government places in harm’s way.

Your generous financial support can help end this personal tragedy and injustice to Jeffrey Chessani and his family… and insure the future of America’s fighting spirit.

Please forward to your Family & Friends here.

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