Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Iraq War Vet Accused of Baby Rape

By Cernig

WTF? Yes, I know this is an isolated instance - but even one isolated instance of such a crime, coupled with persistent reports of other problems, suggests there's a huge job of work to be done on returning vet's PTSD and mental health issues.
A former Army paratrooper who served two tours of duty in Iraq has been ordered tried on charges of raping and critically injuring a 3-month-old girl.

Kirk Coleman is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree child abuse, charges that carry up to life in prison.

Authorities say the then-27-year-old Coleman attacked the baby Sept. 14 in Jackson County's Blackman Township, about 65 miles west of Detroit.

The girl sustained brain damage and 17 broken bones and is undergoing therapy. District Judge R. Darryl Mazur ruled Tuesday there's enough evidence to warrant a trial.
Coleman remains free on a $100,000 bond.

For too long, America as a whole and the pro-war Right in particular has had it's colective head in the sand over these pressing issues of veteran care. You can't "support the troops" by dropping them like broken puppets when their usefulness is over.

And another thing - does anyone doubt that if this allegation concerned a Muslim or an illegal immigrant the Malkinites would already be all over it like flies on s**t? And accusing Lefties of being friends of barbaric criminals if they didn't follow suit.

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