Saturday, September 15, 2007

Why not send Lee Clegg to Afghanistan?

Apparently the families of Martin Peake and Karen Reilly who were shot by then-Private Clegg at a west Belfast checkpoint in 1990 don't want him posted to Afghanistan. Convictions for murder and attempted wounding were set aside in 1998 and 2000 respectively. Mark Thompson, from Relatives for Justice declared:
"It is an insult to have people like him there. Those countries need to establish their own legislative framework and at the head of that needs to be human rights.

"It is a contradiction to send people like him."
Well, his current post is as a combat medic, no-one said he was going to re-write their constitution or give lessons to their armed response squad. On the other hand, I bet the guys who drive the first truck down IED Alley wouldn't mind if now-Sergeant Clegg took those duties off their hands.
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