Crime in military America compared to crime in civilian America

Instead of indulging in his usual semi-psychotic Sturm und Drang about the Islam problem (one minute he’s passionately defending Muslims from criticism, the next minute he says he wants to kill millions of them, the next minute he’s on tv saying he plans to return to the Mideast soon, “Inshallah”), and about those Nazi-like Europeans and those Nazi-like Islam critics (e.g., Robert Spencer and Bat Ye’or), Ralph Peters writes something factual and helpful for once. Seeking to defend our men in uniform from unfair criticism from the left, he compares crime statistics among our troops in Iraq with crime statistics in some comparably-sized American cities. Among the 140,000 troops in Iraq, there were 59 court-martials over a period of 19 months. In Ann Arbor, Michigan, liberal university town, rated by Money Magazine as one of the 10 best places to live in the United States, with a population of 113,300, there were 3,758 trials for court martial-equivalent crimes over a period of 12 months.

Peters concludes: “Guess that bastion of ethical liberalism in Michigan needs to go through basic training.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 04, 2007 03:16 PM | Send

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