Thursday, May 06, 2010

It's Official: The Last Of The Navy SEALS Is Acquitted

The Good Guys win one:

A Virginia military jury found a Navy SEAL not guilty Thursday on all charges he punched an Iraqi suspected in the 2004 killings of four U.S. contractors in Fallujah.

"I'm really happy right now," Matthew McCabe, the Navy SEAL, told Fox News shortly after hearing the outcome of the court martial. "It's an amazing feeling. I'm on cloud nine right now."

McCabe, a special operations petty officer second class, called the proceedings "troubling at times," adding "having your career on the line is not an easy thing to handle.

McCabe was the third and final Navy SEAL to be prosecuted in the case. He had faced charges of assault, making a false official statement and dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee. McCabe was accused of punching last year is Ahmed Hashim Abed, the suspected mastermind of the grisly killings six years ago.

'Grisly killings'? They were lynched, their bodies were mutilated and burned and then the remains were hung on bridges over the Euphrates like crispy party favors on the orders of Abed, one of Moqtada al-Sadr's lieutenants:

Take a good look. Those used to be your fellow Americans, folks. If it were up to me, I would have carpet bombed the area, never mind any alleged 'brutality' to the ring leader.

Our warriors risk their lives to save ours, and they do it handcuffed by quaint Rules of Engagement designed to please politicians and diplomats who have no clue as to the realities on the ground.

It bothers me enormously that these three heroes had to go through this. If this keeps up, one day we might find that there aren't any left willing to shoulder the burden.

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