The Marine Corps has announced that David Motari — the Marine Lance Corporal made infamous by his video tossing a puppy off a cliff in Iraq — will be expelled from the Corps. Another Marine involved in the incident — Marine, Sgt. Crismarvin Banez Encarnacion — will receive nonjudicial punishment.
Previously, I suggested that a less than honorable discharge would be an appropriate sanction in this case. The Marines appear to have gone about this process fairly. Not rushing to any conclusions and giving the accused their opportunity to be heard. Once again, however, none of this would have occurred but for the existence of the video. As for Motari, it is hard to imagine what his future may be, but PETA representative is probably not one of those career options.