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made one colossal mistake.
Band of Brothers
both the book and the TV series made it clear that Bill Spears was
only alleged to have shot a bunch of German prisoners in Normandy
— nobody ever said that they actually saw him do it, although
there were many men in the company who claimed that they knew
somebody who had seen it. It was nothing but latrine gossip, from
beginning to end. Bill Spears was also alleged to have shot one of
his own men who was drunk while on sentry duty at night, but nobody
ever claimed to have seen that themselves either. Bill Spears was
never charged with an offense, let alone convicted of one (and
murdering one of your own men is one hell of an offence, in
anybody’s book), because the simply fact was that there was no
evidence against him — scuttlebutt is not evidence, as any half
baked, barrack room lawyer knows. If military lawyers are comparing
Ilario Pantano with Lieutenant Bill Spears and confusing facts with
mere gossip then it is easy to work out where the problem lies, and
it sure isn’t with Lieutenant Pantano by the sounds of things.
If Pantano is found guilty, America will be dead one year later. If
this young warrior is sentenced to die for this ridiculous charge
then America is truly finished. Who will Congress get to fight her
wars then, more little private Englands who stand all of 5 feet
tall and weigh roughly 100 pounds? You think it is tough being a
recruiter, now wait until America starts refusing to send her sons
and daughters off to war. What will you do then, Mr. Bush? I have
three teen sons and after this court martial is finished I know
none of my sons are going anywhere. More and more vets are saying
the same thing and will not allow their sons to serve if it means
their own government could kill them for what amounts to doing
their duty. Just whose side is the Pentagon on anyway?