Right now, the Obama administration and the Pentagon are crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s on denying Sgt. Charles Martland’s final appeal.
They are kicking this American hero out of the Army because he took justice, briefly, into his own hands. An Afghan mother came to him and begged the Green Beret to stop the local police commander from raping her son.
When the Sergeant confronted the Afghan, the police officer confessed to everything. He confessed to kidnapping the boy, chaining him to a bed, and raping him for a week and a half. Then the police commander dared the soldier to do something about it.
At this point, Sgt. Martland lost his temper. He put his hands on the Afghan police officer and pushed him, knocking him over.
Fast forward a few years… The Obama administration is now using this small incident as an excuse to involuntarily discharge this American hero and kick him out of the military!
They don’t care that Sgt. Martland received a Bronze Star for valor. They don’t care that he spent 11 years fighting for this country.
All these career bureaucrats care about is that Martland has a blemish on his record.
The sad truth is that the Obama administration hasn’t done a thing. President Obama could put a stop to this. All he has to do is make a call.
But Obama doesn’t care. He doesn’t care one bit.
The Pentagon granted Martland an emergency appeal. His time is almost up. In just a matter of days, they will deny his appeal and that will be the end. That leaves Congress as the last chance to save this hero’s military career.
Weeks ago, Congressional Republicans introduced House Resolution 451, an effort to force the Army to reinstate Sgt. Martland.There is still time to pass this resolution and put a stop to this madness.
There are now 43 Congressmen who have signed on and cosponsored this common-sense resolution. Every day, more Congressmen sign on.
Now is the time to strike! Sgt. Martland’s last-ditch appeal cold literally just be hours away. If he loses his appeal and Congress does nothing, then it’s over.
You CANNOT allow that to happen!
Through your activism, we were able to get Congress involved. That is the only reason that Martland got his final emergency appeal.
But that’s coming to an end.
The solution is simple:
H.Res 451 just might actually be the most common-sense piece of legislation ever written in Congress. It has 4 major points.
“(1) Members of the United States Armed Forces should not be punished for standing up to child rapists;
(2) Putting the interests of Afghan rapists ahead of American war heroes is a national disgrace;
(3) The Americans who should be punished are those who created and condone the immoral and reprehensible policy that encourages members of the Armed Forces to ignore child rape; and
(4) The Secretary of Defense should immediately order the reinstatement of Sergeant First Class Charles Martland as a member of the Army.”
We have a chance to change the course of our national history. If we do nothing, then we will send a clear message to this administration, and future administrations, that they can get away with punishing American heroes like this.
I don’t want to live in an America where this is how our heroes are treated, do you?