May 06, 2010

Third and Final SEAL Found Not Guilty of Terrorist Beating

Oh, how heartbroken our military-hating left must be:

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.

What an absurd and morally bankrupt country we live in that this even came to trial. Political correctness has run amok to the point that terrorists trained to lie are leant more credibility that the highly trained counter-terrorists that captured them.

Every time an asinine case like this is brought up, it simply ensures that good men will refuse terrorists the right to surrender. Weep not for the dead men to come. Weep only that our society's values have become so perverse that we have to kill those who would surrender so the good guys won't later be tired up in court when all they really desire is the honor of protecting those who do not appreciate their sacrifice.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 6, 2010 09:12 PM

The argument that Guantanamo Bay encourages otherwise rational, non-violent Muslims to become Jihadists is, of course, lunacy. However, those who qualify to become SEALS, among the brightest of our top warriors, will surely think twice about becoming a SEAL in the first place, and certainly about taking on any mission that requires close handling of Jihadist prisoners. After all, it has been made clear that in the Age of Obama, they have more to fear from their own government than from their enemies. Or is the government their enemy?

And one might be tempted to suggest that this would cause SEALS and other operators to shoot first, last and always to avoid such situations, but considering what these warriors went through for the now proven false crime of possibly punching a terrorist once or twice, leaving him with a boo boo on his lip, what kind of persecution might they face for actually--gasp!--killing an innocent, precious terrorist, thus denying him his rights under the US Constitution?

Posted by: mikemcdaniel at May 6, 2010 09:33 PM

mikemcdaniel: Even allowing the argument that Guantanamo is a recruiting tool for terrorists begs the qustion - why? Because the ratbags in the USA supported the terrorist meme. Remember the scandal (not) when a policy letter from the Democratic leader of the Senate Select Committee for Intelligence was leaked outlining the argument for using the information provided to the committee for political purposes.It is hard to counter lies when some in government give credance to the arguments.

Posted by: davod at May 7, 2010 08:40 AM