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November 04, 2009


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Yes ... this is a tragic story.

But guys will be guys. Sgt Booher went to a strip club with a bunch of his friends. Come on ... it's what guys do. But he shouldn't have paid the terrible price that he did.

We may never know the exact details. I will choose to believe - or hope - that Sgt Booher was killed because he tried to save someone else in that club. Maybe he tried to administer first aid to someone who was shot. Or maybe he went for his own concealed weapon so he could return fire. If he did either of these things ... he was a true hero for trying. We should honor him in that way.

What is really chilling about this whole story is the absolutely cold-blooded and methodical way that the killers managed this whole murder at the club. Plus the fact that they were dressed in law enforcement clothing - masquerading as a police operation.

It's a tough situation in Mexico.

Between this death, plus what happened at Fort Hood this week, the military is having a bad time right now.

Something now about previous investigation into his citizenship:

I was reading the citizenship article but wasn't sure what was being said. Why would he be investigated for his citizenship? He was in the AF for almost 8 years. He was born in the U.S. and grew up in Juarez. How could he fake a citizenship? Especially for the military for that long. This is nothing more than the Mexican media spinning to try to show Booher in a bad light, when that is very much not the case.

These were methodical killings; no innocents were even touched.

And they were not dressed as police officers - not even close.

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