The Marines put a lot of stock in their reputation and image. Words like “honor” play a large part in Marine culture, as does the Marine motto “Semper Fi.” The Marines’ recruiting website puts it like this:” Marines are held to the highest standards, ethically and morally. Respect for others is essential. Marines are expected to act responsibly in a manner befitting the title they’ve earned.”
Sadly, CWO Barnes and others above and below her in the chain of command are abusing the reputation of the Corps by their disrespectful and shameful conduct with regard to the Detention of Bradley Manning.
What kind of Marine acts like this? These are “The Few. The Proud.”? In the words of Judge Andrew Napolitano of Fox News, they are also apparently the “KBG-Like.”
What ever happened to Marines like PFC Guy Gabaldon?