Don't pity Sgt. Bales: He doesn't deserve our sympathy

March 28, 2012

Susan Reimer's column on the U.S. soldier accused of murdering 17 Afghan civilians was the most outrageous and offensive nonsense I have ever read ("War makes you crazy, both there and here," March 26). She feels nothing for the innocent, murdered children of Afghanistan but feels "sympathy" for Sgt. Robert Bales.

Is this supposed to be a joke? Because it sure isn't funny.

Like all decent Americans, I think Robert Bales is a subhuman worm. He should not only be executed for his crimes, he should be turned over to the Afghans for whatever cruel method of execution they can think up. Nothing the Afghans could do to him could possibly be too horrible.

William Smith, Baltimore

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