Conduct Unbecoming

The Army has charged Ehren Watada*, the military poster child of the left, today. They levied three charges: Missing Movement, Contempt towards officials, and Conduct Unbecoming an officer. He could face several years in jail from this.

My read on it: the full weight of the UCMJ needs to come down on this twit. He volunteered and did so at a time when we were already in Iraq — in other words he was willing to take the benefits such as training, pay, superior position, until such time as he was called to do his duty. It’s a serious thing to fail in command, and that is what Watada has done. He’s let down his country, his troops, and himself with his craven, opportunistic stance.

I hope that Ehren Watada’s replacement survives the duty, and I hope when it’s over he goes to the cell that Watada will be in and spits in his face.

From Reuters:

In a statement, the Army said it had charged Watada with missing movement, contempt toward officials and conduct unbecoming an officer.

If found guilty of all charges, Watada could face several years in confinement, dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of pay. The missing movement charge carries the heaviest punishment of confinement of up to two years.

*Footnote: I respect our military deeply, and Ken putatively holds a military rank until the trial is over. Regardless, I will not grant him the honor of the military title First Lt. ever. That is a rank and title that’s now held, and has been held by too many brave men for me to place it in front of his name.