No member of the Armed Forces is required by law to commit an illegal act or obey an illegal order. On entering the service, one takes an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and obey the legal orders of those appointed over us. Torture is illegal in the Constitution, federal law and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Illegal acts by other people do not justify your own conduct. Everyone is responsible for their own actions, and both the people who commit a crime and the people who order the crime should feel the full weight of the law. Knowing about a violation of the law before or after the fact and not taking action means you are an accomplice to that crime.
I want to see them all in jail!
Pervis James Casey
May 13 2009 - 6:39pm