Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Not so random thought of the day

There’s a lot of irresponsible rhetoric flying around regarding the allegations that the 3 Navy SEALs voluntarily choosing to be court martialed, roughed-up most-wanted terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed, the mastermind of the murder and mutilation of 4 Blackwater security guards in Fallujah in 2004.

To hear some people say it, these SEALs deserve the Congressional Medal of Honor for their “heroics” which we assume involves bloodying the lip of their detainee.

Nonsense. We hold our armed forces to a higher standard, as such, we’ll settle for the Navy Cross for these 3 brave men, instead.

5 comments:

SarahB said...

Amen!

Harrison said...

A bloody lip! He's lucky that's all he got.

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

Heh.

B-Daddy said...

As a former Navy man I can tell you this. The Seals' refusal of mast can only mean that they believed they would not receive a fair hearing before their CO, i.e. the fix was in. By opting for court-martial, all of the rules of evidence in a normal courtroom setting are in play. It may be a way for them to save their careers. In today's tough military environment, a demotion at captain's mast would be career killing, so better to make their case in front of a military judge. I hope they draw a Marine judge, just my gut instinct that it would be better for them.

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

I hope they get someone with guts, period.