Listen, you know I support SO2 McCabe, SO2 Keefe & SO1 Heurtas in their fight to clear their names. But people like Congressman Dan Burton aren't helping. Congressman Burton was just on FoxNews explaining how upset he is.....
And then he went all off track.
The point isn't whether or not it is right or wrong to have struck the terrorist.
The point isn't whether or not said terrorist is scum.
The point definitely has nothing to do with Attorney General Holder bringing GITMO detainees to New York for trial. And damn sure has nothing to do with Abu Ghraib.
Read the charges, they have to do with conflicting stories and possible interference with an investigation. The Navy is not saying it is right or wrong to hit a terrorist. The Navy is not saying that these men hit the terrorist. The Navy is not saying this POS, Ahmed Hashim Abed is a poor victim. The Navy is saying that an allegation was made and when they tried to get to the bottom of it, there was a problem.
This has nothing to do with Abed. This has everything to do with how the SEALs handle themselves and their fellow servicemen.
The system is in place to settle this matter. Let it go forward. Let the story see the light of day. These SEALs will have their day in court and that's how it is supposed to be.
Congressman Dan Burton spouting off at ADM Mullen about how he thinks Mullen should "do something about this" is ludicrous. For pity's sake Congressman, do a little research and look up "unlawful command influence". How would anyone be helped by having ADM Mullen, the CJCS squash this matter? If anything it would bring a bigger problem. It would look like these SEALs were guilty and needed help out of a jam. It would look like they couldn't stand up in the justice system and be vindicated.
The SEALs requested the courts martial. Let them have it.
If you want to help, the SEALs have a legal defense fund - write a check.
Navy SEALs Legal Defense Fund
c/o Bank of America
Ft Eustis VA 23604