Meanwhile, in Bizarro World…
As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and a few of his murderous pals await civil trial in New York City, and subsequently their chance to bash the U.S. in open court, some of Americas bravest face being tried in a military court for giving a terrorist a… fat lip:
Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq Ã¢â‚¬â€ the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And for their trouble, three of the SEALs, members of the Navy’s elite commando unit, are now facing criminal charges, sources told FoxNews.com.
The three have refused non-judicial punishment Ã¢â‚¬â€ called an admiral’s mast Ã¢â‚¬â€ and requested a trial by court-martial.
Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named “Objective Amber,” told investigators he was punched by his captors Ã¢â‚¬â€ and he had the bloody lip to prove it.
Now, instead of being lauded for bringing to justice a high-value target, three of the SEAL commandos, all enlisted, face assault charges and have retained lawyers.
Instead of roughing up a terrorist who had a role in murdering and mutilating at least four Americans, the SEALs should have converted to Islam and plotted to blow up buildings in NYC, then the Obama administration would have seen to it that they received civil trials with a jury of their peers and court-appointed attorneys.
Now the SEALs have to strap their families with the expense of paying for their own lawyers and face severe reprimands for removing this scumbag from circulation. Enemies of America now receive more privileges, rights and free legal assistance — not to mention benefit of the doubt — than our own soldiers.
This is some kind of parallel universe we’ve fallen into. Can we get out? If we’re going to insist on catching terrorists overseas and bringing them to the U.S. because we need the jobs, we’re not going to get out any time soon.