[guest post by Dana]
This weekend in Iowa, Hillary Clinton, who has already mocked interest in her use of a private email server, claiming it is nothing but partisan games, joked about about disappearing emails:
It’s all fun and games to Clinton, but for a decorated Marine who sent one classified report and subsequently self-reported his actions to a superior, it is anything but. Unlike Clinton, Marine Reserves Major Jason Brezler’s decision to send the report was, quite literally, a matter of life and death:
No matter how much classified material is found in her personal email server, Hillary Clinton will no doubt continue campaigning to become our next president.
Meanwhile, a decorated Marine officer who has deployed four times faces being discharged from the corps he loves because he used his personal email to send a single classified report as an urgent warning when lives were at stake.
The stateside message from Marine Reserves Major Jason Brezler to Forward Operating Base Delhi in Now Zad, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, went unheeded. Three young Marines were shot to death as they worked out in a gym by an Afghan teen brought on the base by the same corrupt and double-dealing pedophile police chief whom Brezler had declared to be an immediate threat.
Yet the only person to be investigated in connection with the killings is Brezler, the Marine who sought to prevent them.
The author then cites the injustice of the prosecution:
To compound the injustice, the two generals who ruled against Brezler based their decision on a Board of Inquiry transcript whose 451 pages contain 1,548 sections marked “[inaudible].” And those gaps are accompanied by an astonishing number of errors.
One witness who was critical to the defense reported that he found 47 mistakes in his testimony and could have found more but the “incredible number of ‘inaudible’ and outright errors was so great that I did not correct ones where I had no idea what was said exactly.”
Other witnesses said much the same, with one declaring himself “disgusted with the transcript,” adding that the “record is so bad I can barely make out what I was saying and it’s my testimony.”
Brezler’s last hope is that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will set the decision aside. Mabus certainly has considerable reason to do so beyond the rank injustice of the proceedings.
Read the whole thing.
On a side note: Bill Clinton and President Obama played golf together this weekend in Martha’s Vineyard. Do you think they had a little discussion about the email scandal?