Sexual Abuse in the Military

  • Aired:  08/08/13
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A military judge complains that Barack Obama is unlawfully influencing sexual assault cases by saying that people guilty of sexual assault should be found guilty. (3:19)

>> WELCOME BACK.

AMERICAN MILITARY IS THE

GREATEST FORCE IN THE WORLD,

OTHER THAN MAYBE GRAVITY BUT

THERE HAVE BEEN SOME

DISTURBING REVELATIONS OF

LATE.

>> MAY WAS A BAD MONTH FOR

ITS MILITARY.

THERE WERE A SERIES OF

INCIDENTS THAT REVEALED A

SEXUAL ASSAULT PROBLEM THAT

APPEARED OUT OF CONTROL.

>> SEXUAL ABUSE ACCIDENTS

ARE INCREASING, 26,000

REPORTED LAST YEAR.

>> 26,000, YOU KNOW WHAT,

THAT IS PRECISELY 27,000

MORE INCIDENTS THAN THERE

SHOULD BE.

BECAUSE THERE SHOULD BE

NEGATIVE 1,000 SEXUAL ABUSE

INCIDENTS WHEN IT COMES TO

INVOLVING OUR MILITARY

PERSONNEL.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> AFTER EVERYTHING THEY DO

FOR OUR COUNTRY THEY DESERVE

MAGICAL, MAJESTIC CONSENSUAL

SEX WITH UNICORNS.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT, TO HIS

CREDIT, PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

MADE IT CLEAR THAT WILL NOT

TOLERATE SEXUAL ASSAULT.

>> WE FIND OUT SOMEBODY IS

ENGAGING IN THIS STUFF, THEY

HAVE GOT TO BE HELD

ACCOUNTABLE.

PROSECUTED, STRIPPED OF

THEIR POSITIONS,

COURT-MARTIALED, FIRED,

DISHONORABLY DISCHARGED,

PERIOD.

>> WELL SAID.

WELL SAID.

PERIOD.

PERSONALLY, I ALSO WOULD

HAVE GONE WITH AN

EXCLAMATION POINT AFTER THAT

PERIOD.

MAYBE AN ELLIPSIS TO CREATE

SUSPENSE AND FROWNY EMOTICON

BUT WE BASICALLY AGREE.

WE BASICALLY AGREE.

THIS IS CLEARLY A GOOD

THING.

STATEMENTS THIS STRONG FROM

THE COMMAND NEVER CHIEF CAN

ONLY BRING THE PROBLEM TO A

QUICKER RESOLUTION WITH

ABSOLUTELY NO UNINTENDED

CONSEQUENCES.

>> A MILITARY JUDGE WHOSE

HEARING A PAIR OF SEXUAL

ASSAULT CASES SAYS HE'S BEEN

HAMSTRUNG BY STATEMENTS FROM

PRESIDENT OBAMA BECAUSE WHAT

HE CALLS UNLAWFUL COMMAND

INFLUENCE.

>> THE IMPACT OF PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S COMMENTS ABOUT

SEXUAL ASSAULT, SAYING THEY

SHOULD BE PROSECUTED,

STRIPPED OF THEIR POSITIONED,

COURT-MARTIALED, FIRED AND

DISHONORABLY DISCHARGED AND

THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF

CASES WHERE MILITARY DEFENSE

LAWYERS HAVE CITED THAT AS

COMMAND INFLUENCE.

>> WHAT?

LOOK, LOOK, I'M NO BIG CITY

LAWYER.

I'M NOT EVEN A SMALL TOWN

LAWYER OR INDEED, A LAWYER.

BUT HOW IS THE PRESIDENT'S

UNLAWFULLY INFLUENCING A

CASE BY SAYING THAT PEOPLE

GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

SHOULD BE FOUND GUILTY.

HOW IS HE SUPPOSED TO BE

MORE NEUTRAL THAN THAT, JUST,

OH, MAYBE GUILTY PEOPLE

SHOULD BE PUNISHED OR MAYBE

REWARDED.

I DON'T KNOW, I DON'T KNOW.

IT'S NOT REALLY MY PLACE TO

COMMENTS ON THE MILITARY AS

COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

BUT ITS PRESIDENT ISN'T THE

ONLY ONE SPEAKING ON THIS.

THE SITUATION HAS BECOME SO

BAD THAT CONGRESS IS

ACTUALLY ATTEMPTING TO DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

>> AMERICA'S MOST POWERFUL

MILITARY LEADERS WERE

ORDERED TO CAPITOL HILL

TODAY TO ANSWER FOR THE

EPIDEMIC OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS

IN THE RANKS.

>> THIS UNPRECEDENT SHOWS

LEADERSHIP AT A CAPITOL HILL

HEARING TODAY, A DOZEN TOP

COMMANDERS FROM ALL FOUR

BRANCHES OF THE ARMED FORCES

WERE THERE.

>> WITH ONE EXCEPTION, THE

SENIOR OFFICERS WHO MARCHED

INTO THE COMMITTEE ROOM WERE

ALL MEN.

>> OH, GOOD, GOOD.

ANY TIME YOU WANT A PANEL

CONVENED TO COMBAT SEXUAL

ASSAULT, YOU WANT TO MAKE

SURE THAT IT IS FILLED WITH

OLD MEN RAISED IN AN ERA

WHERE YOUR FEMALE

SECRETARI

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