Undoubtedly Bone-Spurs, well known as a horn-dog, got his inspiration from the appearance on Fox News of Gallagher's wife Andrea. And also from San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter, another horn-dog who allegedly used campaign funds to help pay for his extramarital affairs. And of course Breitbart had a lot to do with Bone-Spurs interference in the rocks and shoals of justice.
In Gallagher's court martial the Navy prosecution team was outlawyered by his high paid civilian law firm, expensive but paid for by donations solicited on Breitbart and Fox.
Charges against Gallagher were:
- Attempted Murder;
- Premeditated Murder;
- Aggravated Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (two counts?) on non-combatant;
- Discharging firearm willfully as to endanger non-combatants;
- Obstructing Justice (three counts);
- Wrongfully pose for an unofficial picture with a human casualty;
- Wrongfully complete reenlistment ceremony next to a human casualty;
- Wrongfully Operate a drone over a human casualty;
- Wrongful Use of a Controlled Substance – Tramadol Hydrochloride;
- Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Sustanon250
The other fishy thing is the dropping of the charges regarding use of steroids and opioids. That would seem to be easy to prove, but apparently it was not. The steroid use coincides with the reports of his aggressive behavior - not only the alleged killing of the teenage POW, but his indiscriminate and reckless sniper shots, and randomly spraying neighborhoods with machine gun and rocket fire. "Other snipers said they witnessed Gallagher taking at least two militarily pointless shots, shooting and killing an unarmed old man in a white robe as well as a young girl walking with other girls." And that he "boasted about the large number of people he had killed, claiming he averaged three kills a day over 80 days, including four women."
So he is free now with rank restored. The American people will foot the bill for his pension. The American military will have problems for years in the future for Bone-Spurs handling of this. America's reputation is besmirched. And some Americans, troops and civilians, will pay with blood because of it.
The Navy should never again let him serve in a Seal Team or in a training role. IMHO they should assign him to be the senior corpsman in a VD ward of a naval hospital or clinic, preferably a remote one. And monitor him with frequent drug tests. But the Navy brass has Bone-Spurs looking over their shoulder on this. They damn sure don't want to lose funding for a new carrier or some other high end item, as they know that Bone-Spurs has a vindictive streak. So they'll toe the line.
If we are lucky Gallagher will retire, and stay off of Fox and Breitbart. But I fear that ain't gonna happen.