CPT Roger Hill, was the commander of Dog Company 1/506 INF (one of my old units) and along with 1SG Scott were the guys I talked about here, http://bouhammer.com/2008/12/2-us-soldiers-accused-of-abusing-detainees/, here..
Well tonight they will be on Fox News’s The O’Reilly Factor.
Show Times are
8-9 PM, 11-12 PM (rerun) and 5-6AM (rerun) all EST.
As per the email I got today,
“The time is ripe for a public debate on the double standards that tie our hands in combat while making it easier for the enemy to cut them off.”
Our rules of engagement and the foreign policy that governs those rules must change. We must support our men and women especially when they are placed in impossible situations, such as the ones this war provides daily. We cannot continue to cater to public opinion and the failed strategy of relations building as a guiding principle on how we fight this war. Catering to perceptions and opinions only hurts our chances of winning this war, partly because it hurts the very ones who do the fighting.
Principles are our guiding light. In combat, America’s sons and daughters come first whenever possible. This is a call to arms to end the double standards that punish even the appearance of transgression of the rules of engagment while those same standards are simply ignored by our enemies. Let us band together in alerting our policy makers to the failures of our rules of engagement which are based on a rigid and antiquated standard drafted several decades ago. We are asking a lot of our men and women. They deserve better.
Any continued assistance you can provide and helping us grow awareness for this cause is appreciated.
Also check out the website that was established by the friends and families of CPT Hill and 1SG Scott to support them and their defense fund. Go to www.morethanbrothers.com to see it.
On a side note, I am still in contact with CPT Hill and hope to both have him tell his side of the story on this blog and be a guest on You Served Radio very soon.