UPDATE 7/25/2013 at 7:30 p.m. Central: Take a look at the photo (below) taken during Senator McCaskill’s news conference this morning and ask yourself how objective the combatants in the “War on Men in the Military” really are.
On Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Eastern, according to a news release I received today, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and a handful of her co-conspirators — including RINO Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) — will hold a news conference in the Mansfield Room of the Capitol (S-207) “to discuss the historic and bipartisan reforms approved by the Senate Armed Services committee to combat military sexual assaults.”
According to the same news release, a group of retired female judge advocates, commanders, and non-commissioned officers will share their views on how best to help victims and prevent military sexual assault: “The press conference will include retired military prosecutors who have been charged with handling these cases.”
If you think news conferences like this one are no big deal, think again as you consider this question:
What do a “Sailor of the Year” award recipient, an honor graduate from the United States Air Force Academy and a highly-decorated Army Green Beret share in common?
THE ANSWER: All served time behind prison bars after being prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to prison for crimes they did not commit. Thanks to people like Senator McCaskill, they will carry “sex offender” labels for the rest of their lives as victims of the “War on Men in the Military.” Worse still, they won’t be alone. Others will follow.
Following the release of my first nonfiction book, Three Days In August, in October 2011, I’ve been contacted on an almost-weekly basis by individuals who’ve suffered as a result of wrongful prosecution.
During the next few months, I’ll be conducting extensive interviews with as many of these individuals as possible. In addition, I’ll be reviewing the Records of Trial for their cases to see what actually took place during their court-martial proceedings. By the time I finish, I will likely have the makings of my second book on this subject.
Until then, I urge people to contact their elected officials in Washington, D.C., and demand they slow down, take a breath, listen to commanders in the field and bring an end to this war (a.k.a., “sexual assault witch hunt”) before it goes beyond the point of no return. There has been enough damage already!