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Posted on 04/23/2010 4:23:11 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
BAGHDAD (AP) A U.S. military judge on Friday cleared a Navy SEAL of any wrongdoing in the alleged beating of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the grisly 2004 killings of four American contractors.
The Blackwater contractors' burned bodies were dragged through the streets and two were hanged from a bridge over the Euphrates river in the former insurgent hotbed of Fallujah in an attack that shocked Americans and galvanized U.S. support for the war.
After a daylong trial and fewer than two hours considering the evidence, Navy Judge Cmdr. Tierny Carlos found Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe of Yorktown, Virginia, not guilty of dereliction of duty, a spokesman said.
It was the second verdict in as many days to throw out charges against a SEAL accused in the abuse case. Three SEALS, the Navy's elite special forces unit, face charges in a case that has drawn fire from at least 20 members of Congress and other Americans who it see it as coddling terrorists to overcompensate for the notorious Abu Ghraib prison scandal.
The trial against the third and final SEAL to be charged is slated for May 3 in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Lot’s of good news today!
Good news for Americans...but registered Democrats not too happy.
It’s a disgrace that these men were ever charged with anything.All this for hitting the scum,I’d have shot the SOB if I had been there.
You hit the nail on the head. I have a hard time getting excited, as they should never been on trial in the first place.
No matter the outcome, I am still pi^#ed.
The Navy should pull the stick out of its butt and drop the charges against the third SEAL.
From personal experience that stick is a permanent fixture.
Awww, sounds like must've traumatized the poor P.O.
It comes too easy for these prosecutors and commanders to take these men away from their mission to protect the country, on the word of the enemy, but are terrified to prevent psycho muslim from murdering 13 of his fellow soldiers.
What is wrong with (some of)our military commanders?
HOORAY!!! Take that hussein. One of your brothers lost in court. Wonder what will happen to the officers on the board when THE ONE hears about this?
2 down, 1 to go.
a little faith restored concerning the legal system.............so far. other than that ROCK ON!!!!!
Great news about the 2nd SEAL, hope this is the case for number three.
HIT THE TANGOS HARDER NEXT TIME.BREAK THEIR NOSES. BLACKEN THEIR BALLS.
This should never have been a case in the first place if it were not for Hussein.
abu ain’t gonna like this. SEALs are NOT his favorite peeps since they shot those poor, defenseless pirates.
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