Jury: 6 Months in Prison for Navy Lawyer
Diaz, who could have received up to 14 years in prison, gave emotional testimony during the sentencing hearing, apologizing for his actions.
“The prosecutors were right: I’m a meticulous man. I should have done better. It was extremely irrational for me to do what I did,” Diaz said.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/18/AR2007051801608.html?nav=hcmodule I am reminded of George Orwell’s classic: 1984. Specifically, I am reminded of the scenes where Winston Smith has been successfully conditioned to alter his thoughts so that they conform to that of the authoritarian government.
Contrast that with the article: Here you have a defendant publicly recanting his beliefs so that he may conform to what the prosecution says is moral (even though the prosecution’s position is inherently immoral).