Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Colonel In Crisis: Part VI - The Sentence!

Moments ago...

Colonel Ross: I have reached a sentence. Colonel Creedon, would you and your associate counsel stand up please. For disobeying a regulation of the USMC, This court martial sentences you to be dismissed from the United States Marine Corps.
Colonel Creedon: No!
Actually, although I wasn't expecting such a harsh sentence, I'm not really that worried and I gave a customary somewhat theatrical "No!" during the proceedings.

With the trial over, I can now discuss everything. Luckily, I had hammered out a more lenient sentence in a pretrial agreement with the Secretary Of Defense and Captain Rabb in return for a pleading guilty to the first charge. Rabb was pretty okay with this as the cocky fucker was full sure that he was going to nail me on the second charge, Misbeheviour Before The Enemy- a pity the clown was relying on only the written "testimony" of Sith Apologist who could not be subpoenaed to court as he is a non-military foreign national and refused to testify in person against me (out of fear no doubt) . I easily and dramatically destroyed the testimony in front of an astonished naval JAG.

I'm not out of this unscathed. There'll be a small change around here, pending presidential approval, but with recent political events as they are he'll need to be seen taking action, so he'll have no problem taking me down a peg, if only to continue to appease the damn Demos for next year. If I've learned anything from all of this: Unlike Steven Segal, I'm not above the law...

Before you ask, yes, that is Kevin Bacon- just one of those things I'm only going to explain if I think you really have to know.


Anonymous said...

Quitter!, Splitter!, this is all a clever ruse from having to update this blog. For Shame, Colonel, FOR SHAME!

Anonymous said...

Addressing a Harvard University audience Saturday, Army Gen. John Abizaid compared the rise of militant ideologies such as the force driving al Qaeda to the rise of fascism in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s and said: “If we don’t have guts enough to confront this ideology today, we’ll go through World War Three tomorrow.

If not stopped, said the general, “extremists would gain an advantage to gain a safe haven, to develop weapons of mass destruction, to develop a national place from which to operate. And I think that the dangers associated with that are just too great to comprehend.”

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

@ Civvy: What? Do you think I'm going to abandon you or something? Shame on YOU sir! Shame on YOU!

@ Anonymous: Can you be more specific? Does this mean you agree with or formally protest the sentence?

Anonymous said...

sounds like someone is suggesting some high-explosive covert ops to me?
Maybe the Colonel is the man to get the job done ... regardless of the outcome of the case.

Plausible deniability ;)

Anonymous said...

Hmmm looks like the Colonel's wings being clipped means he's going to look before he leaps now. It seems he wants confirmation of the order before carrying it out. Before he'd already be making the HALO jump into the danger acting on certain bad-intel with his knife between his teeth and to hell with the bureaucracy.

Now it's "Can I have that order in writing?".

*Sigh* He'll be a General by March and President in '08

Anonymous said...

Lt.Col, the charge is Dereliction of Duty.