Navy SEAL aquitted in Iraqi beating case (Updated)

Good news.  In a week in which Islamic death threats caused Comedy Central to censor mild teasing, and pressure from the Center for American-Islamic Relations led to Franklin Graham's exclusion from  Pentagon prayer, an American Hero won in court.

On Thursday, Navy SEAL, Julio Huertas, was cleared of charges that he covered up the alleged beating of an Iraqi suspected of masterminding the Blackwater guard murders.  The contractors were dragged through the streets of Fallujah, their burned bodies naked, and hanged from a bridge.

In World War I, the "mastermind" would have been fed knuckle-sandwiches and not seen his captor tried. But then hardened Doughboys didn't coddle enemies.  Indeed, the Obama administration doesn't acknowledge enemies.  These days, American troops are "corrected" into court, their sacrifice disgraced and their bravery flouted. 

Which makes this acquittal all the more sweet.

Update:

Update: A U.S. military judge has cleared a second SEAL, Jonathan Keefe, of Yorktown, Virginia, of all charges related to the above described incident.  A third charged SEAL appears in court on May 3rd

Greg Halvorson is the founder of Soldiers Without Boots, and hosts The Soldier One Radio Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

 

Good news.  In a week in which Islamic death threats caused Comedy Central to censor mild teasing, and pressure from the Center for American-Islamic Relations led to Franklin Graham's exclusion from  Pentagon prayer, an American Hero won in court.

On Thursday, Navy SEAL, Julio Huertas, was cleared of charges that he covered up the alleged beating of an Iraqi suspected of masterminding the Blackwater guard murders.  The contractors were dragged through the streets of Fallujah, their burned bodies naked, and hanged from a bridge.

In World War I, the "mastermind" would have been fed knuckle-sandwiches and not seen his captor tried. But then hardened Doughboys didn't coddle enemies.  Indeed, the Obama administration doesn't acknowledge enemies.  These days, American troops are "corrected" into court, their sacrifice disgraced and their bravery flouted. 

Which makes this acquittal all the more sweet.

Update:

Update: A U.S. military judge has cleared a second SEAL, Jonathan Keefe, of Yorktown, Virginia, of all charges related to the above described incident.  A third charged SEAL appears in court on May 3rd

Greg Halvorson is the founder of Soldiers Without Boots, and hosts The Soldier One Radio Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

 

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