Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Presidential Pardon

One of the world's newest democratic leaders applied a Presidential pardon to a convicted criminal. Was the person given an unfair trial? Were they one of the few innocents found guilty in error?

Nope, President Hamad Karzai pardoned a military contractor convicted of torturing Afghans. The ex-U.S. soldier served less than 3 years of his 10 year sentence. In his defense the "bounty hunter" said his mission was approved by the Pentagon.

What other Presidential pardons might be coming down the line for missions approved by higher ups?

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