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Bush OKs execution of Army death row prisoner

July 28th, 2008 . by TexasFred

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.

“While approving a sentence of death for a member of our armed services is a serious and difficult decision for a commander in chief, the president believes the facts of this case leave no doubt that the sentence is just and warranted,” White House press secretary Dana Perino said.

In the military courts, “Private Gray was convicted of committing brutal crimes, including two murders, an attempted murder and three rapes. The victims included a civilian and two members of the Army. … The president’s thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these heinous crimes and their families and all others affected.”

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Bush OKs execution of Army death row prisoner

I have got to say one thing for President Bush, he has NEVER had any qualms about signing a death warrant.

“During Bush’s six years as governor 150 men and two women were executed in Texas,” Berlow reports in the Atlantic, “a record unmatched by any other governor in modern American history.” SOURCE

That’s a pretty good record in MY opinion, render unto Caesar that which is Caesars so to speak, and that is only right.

Ronald Gray took 4 lives and it is now time to pay for those crimes, and the forfeit of his life is quite appropriate. It’s just a shame it didn’t take place 20 years ago, it would have saved this nation untold dollars for his upkeep and security.

I am wondering what the reaction will be from the Jack$on and $harpton contingent? Will they rally round to try and save this cretin from the punishment that he deserves or will the good *Reverends* take the above quote from Matthew 22:21 into consideration??

I suspect the hypocrisy is already in the pipeline.

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12 Responses to “Bush OKs execution of Army death row prisoner”

  1. comment number 1 by: TexasFred

    Will Jack$on and $harpton take up the cause?

  2. comment number 2 by: Patrick Sperry

    It’s about time.

  3. comment number 3 by: Rgroland

    An eye for an eye.. Let him fry!!!

  4. comment number 4 by: Robert

    Yeah you were a little nicer…Oh well, some of us bog dwelling redneck hicks have ZERO tolerance for criminals no matter what color they are.

  5. comment number 5 by: Tish

    If Jackson and Sharpton get involved I’ll be forced to ignore the two idiots yet again and wonder to myself who keeps providing a soap box for these two nuts.

    This man regardless of race, murdered and raped people. I’m with you Fred the fact that it didn’t happen years ago (the execution) is in its self a burden to the taxpayers.

    So an eye for an eye…he’s not exempt.

  6. comment number 6 by: BobF

    It’s a shame the taxpayers had to support him for 20 years while in prison. It’s also a shame to see him in uniform, disgracing it.

  7. comment number 7 by: cary

    Unfortunately, BobF, as long as he was in Army custody, he was still in the Army. Same is true for all armed forces.

    I agree with Fred, it’s about time this was carried out. Jack$on and $harpton better keep their mouths shut. Justice was way too long in coming for the families and the victims.

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  9. comment number 9 by: Old Soldier

    Was he still drawing Army Pay while in Prison? Wouldn’t surprise me. This looks like a cause that obamasamayomama could get his teeth into.

  10. comment number 10 by: BobF

    While in prison, it’s considered bad time and he would draw no pay. His prison time wouldn’t count towards his time in service, thus it wouldn’t be used towards retirement purposes and possibly any VA benefits.

    cary, I understand he was still in the Army and if I’m not mistaken, is still in the Army while in prison. I just hate seeing someone wearing the Uniform in shackles.

  11. comment number 11 by: Katie

    Should have been done years ago. Let him fry or get shot.

  12. comment number 12 by: cary

    BobF - understood. I, too, am unsettled when I see a person in shackles in the uniform, and if it weren’t policy it would be OK by me…