The good news is that the case seems to be falling apart — the bad news is that this is happening in the first place:
Cracks are beginning to appear in the military’s prosecution of three Navy SEALs accused of striking a most-wanted terrorism suspect they had captured in Iraq.
Maj. Gen. Charles Cleveland last week signed grants of immunity for five Navy colleagues of the accused.
Some of those five, three enlisted men and two officers, are expected at trial to flatly contradict the prosecution’s key witness, according to a Navy source close to the case, which centers on the September 2009 capture of Ahmed Hashim Abed.
The witness, the master-at-arms at the base in Anbar province where the captured terrorist was brought, told investigators that he saw Abed being struck by one SEAL. One of the immunized witnesses identified by the master-at-arms for corroboration is not expected to support his testimony. The military has not released witness statements.
More information on how to contribute to a legal defense fund for these men is here. They put their lives on the line for us to protect us from enemies foreign, so we need to aggressively show our appreciation by helping protect them from enemies domestic.