My Apologies

· long story short

The posting I made under the heading “Three Strikes?” cited this report from a Reuters dispatch:
“An official said a soldier was convicted in the U.S. military justice system of killing a prisoner by hitting him with a rock, and was reduced in rank to private and thrown out of the service but did not serve any jail time.”
(Article)
This turned out to be just about backwards, based on later reports like this one, picked up from the LA Times:
“One soldier at a forward operating camp was convicted of using excessive force in September by shooting an Iraqi detainee who was throwing rocks at him. That soldier, who was not named, was downgraded in rank from specialist to private and discharged from the Army but not jailed.”
(Article)
My apologies.