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Marine trial is uneasy viewing

THE absurdity of a 'war on terror' tipped our troops in to one of our longest conflicts, against a foe which routinely hangs the body parts of soldiers from trees.

As a former military chaplain, I am more than a little uneasy with the trial of a Marine for shooting 'in cold blood' a wounded Taliban combatant.

It is naive to expect men coolly to follow the Geneva rules to the letter in a 'filthy little war'.


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