Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

April 29, 2005

“Sergeant” Akbar

Filed under: Military — Bunker @ 5:48 am

The verdict is in, and the sentence has now been pronounced:

After seven hours of deliberation, a military panel sentenced Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar to death Thursday evening.


  1. The court and jury did it’s job well. Ugly biz, but had to be done.

    Comment by Barb — April 29, 2005 @ 10:52 am

  2. Bunker, you disappointed me. When you wrote, “a military panel sentenced Army Sgt. Hasan Akbar to death Thursday evening,” you meant he was sentenced on Thursday evening. When I read it the first time, I thought you meant the sentence would be CARRIED OUT Thursday night. To which my response was: “Not soon enough, but I’ll take it.”

    Comment by UML Guy — April 29, 2005 @ 10:22 pm

  3. Should have been shot on site, at the time, the murdering traitor.

    Comment by Nekultura — April 30, 2005 @ 10:40 am

  4. Sorry, Guy. The original “journalist” wrote that line. Of course, I’m often guilty of the same. I just don’t have editors following me up to do things like check my grammar and facts.

    Comment by Bunker — April 30, 2005 @ 3:46 pm

  5. We’ll see what actually happens.

    As I recall, there have been many soldiers sentenced to die by a Courts Martial over time, but the military hasn’t actually carried out a death penalty, that is to say, there have been no executions since April 13, 1961, when U.S. Army Private John A. Bennett was hanged, although there are 7 men currently on military death row.

    I truly believe this one needs to go to the rope, (or to the needle now-a-days, the approved method is now lethal injection) but there’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip. I can just see this one set aside because Akbar got caught up in an Islamic moment. I will predict a large lobby on his behalf by CAIR.

    Comment by john — April 30, 2005 @ 5:10 pm

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