Skip to comments.FREEPER EXCLUSIVE: TED KENNEDY'S LETTER TO PENDLETON 8 FAMILY: NO HELP FOR YOU!!
Posted on 09/21/2006 5:06:01 PM PDT by RaceBannon
Earlier, I posted an article proclaiming Ted Kennedy's response to one of the families of the 7 Marines and Corpsman known as the Pendleton 8.
This letter is printed with the full permission of the family.
I have finally received a copy of the letter and it is posted below.
Notice the wording of Kennedy. Due to his membership on the Judiciary committee, he states he is unable to help the family of one of the accused Marines who lives in his home state of Massachusetts.
In simple layman's terms, he recused himself because it would be a conflict of interest to help that family while he serves in his government position other than Senator.
That is one of the worst insults. A powerful Senator who refuses to care for one of his own while claiming that Americans are tortuing terrorists, he refuses to help an Americna Marine who is being railroaded into jail possibly, and Senator Ted Kennedy refuses to help.
Oh, he tried, he forwarded the name of the famly to a legal assistance firm in Boston. This firm responded that they would love to help, but were not specialists in Military law.
THAT is an insult of all insults, Ted Kennedy is a U.S. Navy veteran himself, from a military family with 2 other brothers serving in WWII, and Kennedy sends the information to a firm that he HAD TO KNOW didn't handle military law???
Who does Ted kennedy think he is fooling??
Not me. Nor is he fooling the family of Sgt Hutchins of Plymouth Massachusetts.
Here is the actual letter
I don't see a connection or a conflict with the judiciary committee and a military court. Does anyone else?
Dear Senator, I was caught cheating at Harvard, could you talk to your pals at the Globe about covering it up? Sincerely, You
I would blank out the recipient's last name...and repost. Too easy for nuts jobs to find the actual address.
I do. A military court is subject to judicial oversight, just like a civilian one.
feel free, I tried, too, many will see it here!
What would you have him do? It would be inappropriate for Kennedy, or any other member of Congress, to interfere in an ongoing military investigation and possible court matial.
guess all his hobnobbing with NARAL/ACLU/AFL-CIO/MoveOn, etc isn't a conflict with his posiiton on the Judiciary Committee ?
If it were someone named Muhammed, he would intervene.
This bloated scumbag always makes me ask.....What the hell is wrong with those Massholes and the reps. they select??
They will never learn and so many suffer their stupidity.
"What would you have him do?"
Ted should raise the Massachusetts Guard, rescue the boys from California, repatriate them to Massachusetts, and issue Senatorial pardons.
If not that, advise questioner to see a lawyer, which he did.
Since when did ANY of the Kennedy's NOT use their POLITICAL positions in legal matters?
This is RICH! JUST RICH!
Not to mention OUTRAGEOUS!
I doubt he ever saw it.
Kennedy speak for "4-Q"
I just figured out your tagline, it took a minute. DOH!!!
There is oversight. The men can have civilian counsel and they will be assigned a military counsel as well. Should these men be convicted in a general court martial then their case will be appealed automatically to the Navy Court of Criminal Appeal. If that court upholds the sentence then they can appeal further to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. If that court upholds the lower court rulings then they still have a chance to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Other than that what do you want done?
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