The New Jack Bauer Republicans
Two Iraq veterans who left the military after surviving charges of crimes against detainees are running for Congress. And far from minimizing the incidents, both candidates have put the accusations front and center in their campaigns, attracting rock-star adulation from conservatives nationwide in the process. But critics, including human-rights activists, veterans, and now even defeated primary opponents, warn that their records should disqualify them from office.
Benjamin Sarlin from the Daily Beast reports on the renegade soldiers.
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