Some good news in increasingly chaotic times. All three of the SEALS accused of “punching” the most wanted terrorist in Iraq have now been exonerated. That is good news, but they should never have been in this position in the first place. These brave young men did their job, captured a mass murderer. And what is our thanks? We arrested them. We’re sick and tired of this obscene abandonment of American principles. Our wrath must be expressed in November. Enough is enough.

Oh, the prosecution was so pathetic it took the jury just one hour and 40 minutes to find this young hero not guilty.

Navy SEAL Found Not guilty of Assaulting a Suspected Terrorist

Virginia military jury found a Navy SEAL not guilty on charges of punching a suspected Iraqi terrorist.

Matthew McCabe, a Special Operations Petty Officer Second Class (SO-2), was facing three charges: dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee, making a false official statement, and assault.

Navy SEAL McCabe exonerated.

Human Events: BREAKING: Navy SEAL McCabe Found Not Guilty

Navy SEAL Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe was found not guilty Thursday evening on charges of assaulting detained terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed, dereliction of duty, and impeding an investigation based on a false statement.

A seven member military jury deliberated for an hour and forty minutes before reaching a verdict. For McCabe to be found not guilty, two-thirds of the jury had to agree on each charge.

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.

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  1. Laura says:

    Justice was served today….finally! It was asinine for them to be on trial in the first place. This political correctness of coddling these terrorists is plain stupid and needs to come to an absolute end as of now.

  2. morecowbell says:

    Of course he was not guilty. What an embarrassment we have to endure this type of trial

  3. KatieSilverSpring says:

    How wonderful! I cheered aloud when the news came across the TV.

  4. naga5 says:

    finally some good news from this time of absolute crap.

  5. DaveVA says:

    Good for Matthew.

  6. makeshifty says:

    From what I’ve heard of the circumstances, this was the right outcome. Once again we bent over too far backwards, but we’ve managed to pull it back to the something reasonable.

    I think it would be good to clarify what’s meant by “our wrath must be expressed in November.” Let’s just remember that this prosecution began under the Bush Administration. If we had taken this attitude in 2008 would people have taken this to mean that we should’ve voted for Obama, the opposition to the party of the man who was president? I think we all agree that would’ve been a mistake. What we have coming up is a congressional election. I’m wondering what jurisdiction congress has over something like this. Wouldn’t this be something the president, the commander in chief, has more power over?

  7. thierry says:

    the end of the bush presidency and the entire obama presidency/joke have the same outlook on terror and our enemies- america is wrong and always the victimizer even when she and her citizens are the ones doing the dying. while i am thrilled justice was served you know they’re not gonna give up the sickness even after this.

    this is barry’s theme song aka his platform for fighting the ‘ man made disasters’ or what sane rational people call terrorism: the fabulous katie lee’s ‘will to fail “- (” a highly disorganized placid sort of jerk…..” that pretty much sums up Jurkle)

  8. Shifra says:

    McCabe for Congress! And, a medal, for helping to keep us safe.

  9. Laura says:

    989 more days…GAWD!

    • Shifra says:

      I know, Laura, it seems like a long time. But, just visualize this: The angry look on Urkel’s face as he gives his concession speech in 2012 (he will probably blame Bush for his election loss….) Ah, good times ahead!

  10. Chuck says:

    Something to celebrate. I’m very glad.

  11. varmint says:

    The signal sent by President Bush, via the imprisoned Border Patrol agents, comes to mind.
    I thought he did not want real enforcement at the border and it was a warning to the rest of the Border Patrol.
    Now we see this highly revealing attack foiled, thank God.
    I can imagine the disheartening effect to the troops, from this Obama Administration signal.
    I wonder how many will quit? I wonder if some will refuse orders from this President, that will then very quietly be dropped?

  12. eMVeeH says:

    Thank G-d for miracles.

    Now it’s time to help another American hero obtain justice:Michael Behenna.

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