US Marine's Death Sentence Overturned in Iran

The misnomer below? There are no ex-Marines. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Or so my father -- the Marine -- told me all the time.

So, this Marine won't get the death penalty. But he's not out of the woods yet. I consider him a hostage. He's leverage for Iran. It's win-win for them. If the US or Israel bombs, then they'll regretfully announce that he committed suicide by shooting himself in the back. For now, though, they'll play the generous humanitarians and rescind the death sentence as a show of good will.

See, we're all moderates here:

Iran's Supreme Court has overturned a death sentence for spying handed down to former US Marine Amir Mirzai Hekmati, Iranian media reported on Monday, quoting a top judiciary official.

"The sentence was overturned by the Supreme Court ... The case has been sent back" to the court for retrial, prosecutor general Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei told a press conference, ISNA news agency reported without elaborating.

Posted by: Rusty at 03:41 PM

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