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    By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer
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    WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday approved the execution of an Army private, the first time in over a half-century that a president has affirmed a death sentence for a member of the U.S. military.

    With his signature from the Oval Office, Bush said yes to the military's request to execute Ronald A. Gray, the White House confirmed. Gray had had been convicted in connection with a spree of four murders and eight rapes in the Fayetteville, N.C., area over eight months in the late 1980s while stationed at Fort Bragg.

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    Now let's hope the death sentence will be applied to those who deserted durring the current conflict and ran like little Eyelids to Canada.
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    What a dilemma for some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Gravy View Post
    What a dilemma for some.
    This guy is a Rapist and multiple murderer but it's still a very hard call !
    Brings to mind an old movie.The execution of Private Slovik !

    http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/1629...lovik/overview
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    This guy is a Rapist and multiple murderer but it's still a very hard call !
    Brings to mind an old movie.The execution of Private Slovik !

    http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/1629...lovik/overview
    This would not be a hard call for me. He deserves the death penalty.
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    Life without parole. Death is the easy way out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theophilus View Post
    Life without parole. Death is the easy way out.
    Agreed. I also can't bring myself to support the death penalty even though I'm tempted to at times.

    I like Bush's consistancy though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Gravy View Post
    What a dilemma for some.
    Why would that be? (unless you're talking about people who hate both the military and the death penalty)
    Last edited by ArmyRet; 07-29-2008 at 01:30 AM. Reason: clarification
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyRet View Post
    Why would that be? (unless you're talking about people who hate both the military and the death penalty)
    Exactly.

    I bet they won't rally around this guy like they did Tookie.
    Last edited by Space Gravy; 07-29-2008 at 07:40 AM.
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    No dilemma. He had his day in court...now it's time to pay the piper.

    Eyelids, Zathras is saying that deserters should be shot. I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    No dilemma. He had his day in court...now it's time to pay the piper.
    Eyelids, Zathras is saying that deserters should be shot. I agree.
    The only dilemma will be for the antiwar, anti-death penalty folks. On the one hand, they have a rapist and murderer who is slated for execution, so they will be outraged. On the other hand, he's military, and they want to see us dead, so they'll have to decide which principle leads.

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