November 24, 2009

Are you kidding me??

Via Fox News (h/t to The Corner):

Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told

The three, all members of the Navy's elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment called an admiral's mast and have requested a trial by court-martial.

Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named "Objective Amber," told investigators he was punched by his captors and he had the bloody lip to prove it.

Now, instead of being lauded for bringing to justice a high-value target, three of the SEAL commandos, all enlisted, face assault charges and have retained lawyers.

The accusation was made to Iraqi authorities who then relayed it to US officials. Those officials, apparently still smarting from the Abu Ghraib mess, then charged the SEALs. For punching the guy????

Look, aside from the fact that I thought we never should have even gone to Iraq, welcome to how war "is fought" by the Left. Illegal/Unlawful terrorist combatants granted full habeas corpus rights and a trial in US civilian courts, and our best trained soldiers now being put on trial for punching a heinous terrorist murderer.

It's a "brave" new world, people.

Posted by Hube at November 24, 2009 04:27 PM | TrackBack

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"A.G. Holder, if we capture Bin Laden tomorrow, do we have to read him his Miranda rights?"

"I decline to answer that question on the grounds that it would make me look completely incompetent."

Posted by: G Rex at November 24, 2009 11:14 PM