It is yet another symptom of the Obama disease: political generals, appointed because of their malleability and not their capability.
Even though related by marriage... it's time for this guy to go.
Marine Corps retreats on court-martial charges in Taliban urination caseThe Marine Corps has suddenly dropped criminal charges against an officer in the infamous Taliban urination video case, heading off what promised to be an embarrassing pre-trial hearing for the commandant on Wednesday.
Defense attorneys for Capt. James V. Clement had won a judge’s order, over objections from Marine prosecutors, for two staff attorneys to testify in open court about how senior commanders had interfered in the case to get a guilty verdict.
Capt. Clement’s defense counsel obtained a sworn statement from Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, who had been overseeing all urination cases as the convening authority. He told of a one-on-one meeting in 2012 with Gen. Amos in which the commandant said he wanted Marine defendants “crushed” via courts-martial.
Gen. Waldhauser went on to become Defense Secretary’s Chuck Hagel’s senior military adviser.
Citing that conversation, Capt. Clement’s attorneys accused the commandant of blatant unlawful command influence that denied their client a fair court-martial. They filed a motion to dismiss the charges, thus setting up a series of public pre-trial hearings on Gen. Amos‘ conduct to begin with Wednesday’s scheduled session.
There's no excuse for this kind of incompetence.
And Amos needs to go, pour encourager les autres.