Sunday, February 21, 2016
On the Fact that Lincoln Deep-Sixed the 1806 Articles of War (the South Having Adapted Them, Curiously) and Replaced Them with the Much More Lax Lieber Code (General Order Number 100)
Yeah, you could have driven a Conestoga wagon through that thing, with some of the articles (15, 17, 18, 21, and 29 being the worst of them) even going as far as to endorse a "hard war". Everyone (me included) criticizes Bush for water-boarding and other things but nobody save for a few revisionists criticizes Lincoln (who objectively was much worse). Why is that, folks?