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.
Human Events: BREAKING: Navy SEAL McCabe Found Not Guilty
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 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.