A week before veterans day, President Trump has taken a special interest in the case of Eddie Gallagher, the SEAL who was accused of murdering a POW, who was cleared of those charges but still reduced in rank by the jury for being found guilty of posing with an enemy corpse. There has been an ongoing push for Eddie to have his rank as Chief Petty Officer be reinstated after the demotion. Posing with a dead enemy, in the opinion of some, didn’t warrant the reduction in rank for Eddie.
Here is our whole take on the issue. After everything that had come out, that someone else killed the POW to prevent him from being tortured by the Iraqis and all that jazz, the prosecution seemed eager to get SOMETHING…ANYTHING out of this whole ordeal which they’d sunk so much time and effort into. They NEEDED to find a way to at least land one blow that stuck against Gallagher and the reduction in rank is what we were left with. Even his Wikipedia page blatantly tries to mischaracterize Gallagher.
Look, if posing for pictures in front of dudes that rape and behead anyone that doesn’t believe like them is wrong, then we don’t want to be right. In our opinion, it was nothing more than a personal vendetta that played out in a courtroom. While small and trivial to some, the fact of the matter is, posing for a picture with a dead guy who likely used to commit, by definition, war crimes en masse is not that big of a deal either.
So if you’re going to try and tell us, that a dude needs to get demoted for taking a picture with the lower than whale shit fucktard that thought ISIS was a promising career move, you’d better bring a chair cause you’re going to be here for a while. A long fucking while.
In this instance, we are pleased that the president made this decision for Eddie Gallagher. It’s the right thing to do.