QOTD: The first president

QOTD: The first president

by digby

It's not the first time I've posted this and it won't be the last. It seems important to do it right now:

"Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner]. . . I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and in such a cause... for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to themselves and their country." -- George Washington, charge to the Northern Expeditionary Force, Sept. 14, 1775

He was nothing but a lily livered coward who didn't understand the nature of an existential threat. We should blast his face from Mt. Rushmore.

h/t to AG