Its not fair to say that, really. She just turned in her appeal last night. It will be at least a day, and possibly a week, until she hears whether the emperor gave a thumbs up or a thumbs down. But when have they been fair in all of this?
One decent thing has happened, though. Three different people have written to the emperor -- sorry, the commandant -- to say that she's a decent person, she's the kind of person we need, she's always gone above and beyond. Two comments in particular struck me -- one, from a fellow cadet, one of the senior cadet-commanders, saying You always tell us that this is a training environment where we can make mistakes without affecting our lives. And one from an actual officer, saying I know this person, she's good, energetic, works all the time for the betterment of the corps. I stand by her. And We can't let rigid adherence to rules make this a place where we are afraid to fail.
Neither sentiment is black and white, and the question of whether she acted exactly in the desired manner is black and white. So perhaps these responses won't count for much in the results of things.
But finding out that her leaders, her compatriots - they think well of her -- that counts for me.