Skip to comments.Congressmen Rally Public Support to Stop Prosecution of Navy SEALs
Posted on 03/05/2010 11:44:45 AM PST by pissant
Washington (CNSNews.com) Members of Congress this time armed with more than 100,000 signatures renewed their call for top Pentagon officials to drop charges against three Navy SEALs for allegedly mistreating an al Qaeda terrorist suspected of killing four Americans in Iraq.
The three SEALs will face trial in April and May.
They should not be court martialed but hailed as heroes for doing their job, said Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) at an event outside the Capitol Thursday where two petitions were released. What kind of message does this send to people who lay their lives on the line every single day?
One petition, organized by the offices of Burton and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) had 35,000 signatures. The other, organized by the conservative weekly Human Events had 118,155 signatures.
The three SEALs are Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew V. McCabe, 24 of Perrysburg, Ohio, Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathon E. Keefe, 25, of Yorktown, Va., and Petty Officer 1st Class Julio A. Huertas Jr., 28, of Blue Island, Ill.
The petitions are going to Maj. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland, commanding general of Special Operations Command Central, who ordered the court martial after the three declined to take an administrative punishment that would have meant admitting guilt. Cleveland has the most direct role over the proceedings. The petition has also been sent to Adm. Gary Roughed, chief of Naval Operations.
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Good! Its about time. The headlong rush over the cliff of so called "political correctness" is a national disgrace. The "Big" Shots" who made the deplorable decision to start this nonsense should be immediately retired from service...or worse. They have no guts. They have no judgement. They have no brains. They have no honor. Chair-warming pukes!!
Prosecution. More like Persecution.
God Bless our Navy Seals!!!!!
My name is on the list...
The general who ordered the courts martial should be dishonorably discharged with loss of pension and benefits. I would love to see this tin god wearing a paper hat and asking “Would you like fries with that?”
Would you have a link so that I may sign.
I am surprised that this has not received more airtime on talk radio and Freerepublic.
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