Another Bush Execution
Bush Approves Execution Of Soldier for Murders By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, July 29, 2008; A04
President Bush yesterday approved the execution of an Army private convicted of a string of vicious murders and rapes in North Carolina, marking the first time in half a century that a president has affirmed a military death sentence.
Bush agreed to a request from the secretary of the Army to execute Ronald A. Gray, who has been on death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., since 1988.
"While approving a sentence of death for a member of our armed services is a serious and difficult decision for a Commander-in-Chief, the president believes the facts of this case leave no doubt that the sentence is just and warranted," White House press secretary Dana Perino said in a statement.
C'mon, Dana. Difficult decision?
(Alan Berlow, Atlantic) During Bush's six years as governor 150 men and two women we…