Tuesday, February 20, 2007


A day late, but worth it. From Balkinization:
"Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner]. . . I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and in such a cause... for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to themselves and their country."

- George Washington, charge to the Northern Expeditionary Force, Sept. 14, 1775


Anonymous said...

From the first George to the last: phroom.

troutsky said...

He wasn't supporting the troops.

Anonymous said...

Why does George Washington hate Murka?

Anonymous said...

Killing prisoners is a no-no. George the first is quite right. Besides, some prisoners might have valuable info.

Prolley more prudent to take no prisoners, but then those pesky bastards just go ahead and surrender anyway. Bah!