Friday, April 23, 2010

Second Navy Seal Cleared In Alleged "Abuse" Of Fallujah Terrorist

Two of the three Navy Seals who are undergoing a court martial for the alleged abuse of a terrorist who was behind the killing and burning of four US contractors have been cleared of all charges.

Yesterday (Fox News):
...a six-man Navy jury found Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas not guilty of dereliction of duty and impeding the investigation. The jury heard too many differences between the testimony of a sailor who claimed he witnessed the Sept. 1 assault at a U.S. base outside Fallujah and statements from a half-dozen others who denied his account.
Today (AP):
A U.S. military judge has cleared a Navy SEAL of wrongdoing in the alleged beating of a prisoner suspected of masterminding the grisly 2004 killings of four American contractors in Iraq.

The military says the judge found insufficient evidence to convict Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe on charges of dereliction of duty.
Why this exercise is even being allowed to happen is despicable. Instead of getting medals for capturing the murderer of four Americans, these heroes are being treated as criminals and given trials in Iraq, while the Administration of Hopey Changey wants to bring the planners of 9/11 to trial blocks away from the scene of their attack.

But that's what happens when you have a Commander in Chief who disrespects the men in uniform and has a problem with our status as a military superpower.

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