The disgraceful prosecution of Navy Seals for allegedly abusing a detained terror suspect has ended with not guilty vedicts for all 3 Seals on all counts. Navy SEAL Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe was found not guilty after an hour and fortry minutes of jury deliberation.
There should be an official inquiry into this abusive prosecution, based on the word of a suspect who almost certainly read terror manuals instructing terrorists to claim abuse as a tactic. If Republicans gain control of either House of Congress, there should be hearings ont his prosecution.
Upon hearing the verdict, McCabe's mother gasped in jubilation, covering her mouth with her hands, while his father and sister smiled. McCabe and his counsel shared a few hugs and pats on the back.
Last month in courts martial in Baghdad, Petty Officers Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe, also Navy SEALs, were acquitted of charges that they failed to safeguard Abed. McCabe was the only SEAL charged with actual assault.
Congratulations to the three acquitted Seals, and to all Seals, all Special Forces, and all active duty military who serve so selflessly. This was an intolerable abuse of our warriors.