Skip to comments.A Mother's Promise
Posted on 05/12/2013 2:34:59 PM PDT by Lacey
Vicki Behenna told her son to believe what she believed that the justice system is fair, that he should let it run its course.
It is a belief born out of experience. She helped convict a bank president for misapplying funds, a pair of convenience store owners for food stamp fraud and even a former Oklahoma deputy treasurer for a kickback scheme involving state investment trades. She was part of the team that tried the crime of the century in Oklahoma.
She helped prosecute Timothy McVeigh.
She has seen the system work time and again.
Then, it failed her son.
A military court found Michael C. Behenna guilty of murder. In a combat zone while deployed in Iraq, he shot and killed an unarmed man who was part of a terrorist cell. The Army said it was an execution. Michael said it was self-defense. Then came information that prosecutors withheld a witness who could have bolstered his defense. It's a serious breach: Vicki could have been investigated, reprimanded and even fired had she committed a similar violation.
She's been fighting back ever since.
For nearly five years, this assistant U.S. attorney has waged a battle against the U.S. military that has taken Michael's case to the heights of the military justice system and possibly to the highest court in the land. She wants the U.S. Supreme Court to answer how a soldier in a combat zone can lose the right to self-defense. There's no sitting while she waits to hear whether court will take the case. With husband, Scott, she continues the fight, fulfilling every interview request, building a website following that numbers in the thousands, even climbing the congressional hill to find anyone who will listen.
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Not sure why anyone joins the military these days with this commander in chief (lower case letters intentional) and the ridiculous rules of engagement currently in place.
This story is not about “murder”, it’s about treason. Unfortunately, the media will continue covering for Obama for three more terrible years, and this soldier will suffer because of Obama’s hatred for all things decent.
Mr Lacey is retired Army. He’s glad he got out when he did; Clinton as CinC was bad enough.
There is no more justice. We all know that. Sad.
This country is no longer worth fighting for.
Wow, that statement is stunning.
Not worth fighting for? Really? Because we have a pansy for a president? There are millions of people who gladly do NOT share your opinion. Thank God.
Would I fight for obama, biden, reid et al? Not on your life! Would I fight for the millions who I believe want this nation to recover and be strong again? HE** YES!!
I wouldn’t say the country is not worth for, but rather those in control are not worth working for. They are more for the enemy and could careless about our military men & women.
The country is lost. Deal with it.
Oh please, keep your defeatism to yourself.