Unprecedented: 2 Navy SEALs’ detainee abuse trials moved to Iraq
By LARRY O’DELL
Associated Press Writer
Cmdr. Tierney Carlos moved the trials after government prosecutors said they would make the detainee available for deposition at Camp Victory in Baghdad but would not bring him to Naval Station Norfolk to testify. The judge ruled that Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe of Yorktown, Va., and Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas of Blue Island, Ill., have a right to face their accuser in open court.
McCabe is accused of punching Ahmed Hashim Abed, the suspected mastermind of a 2004 ambush that killed four U.S. security contractors in Fallujah. The contractors’ bodies were dragged through the streets and hung from a bridge.
McCabe and the other two SEALs also are charged with dereliction of duty for failing to protect the detainee, and with lying to investigators. Huertas also is charged with impeding the investigation.
The SEALs have received an outpouring of support from people who consider them heroes for capturing Abed. Several members of Congress have asked that the charges be dropped, and more than 100,000 people have joined a Facebook page created to support the SEALs. Complete Story
by dancingczars | Uncategorized | Afghanistan War, Algore, Attorney General, Barack Obama, Congress, Congressional Black Caucus, conservative blog network, Constitutionality of Health Care to be Challenged in the Senate, Delicious, Democrat, Dems, Digg, DNC Facebook, Eric Holder, Extort Ben Nelson on Health Care vote, Fark, First Amendment Rights, Fiscal Responsibility, Global Jihad, Global Warming Fraud, gun control, Harry Reid cant’ find votes for health care Health Care, Hugo Chavez, Karl Marx, Keith Oberman, Maxine Waters., Moonbat of the Day Nancy Pelosi, Newsvine, No Liberal Media Bias, Nobel Sham, Obama Health Care, Obama Obamacare, Obama summons all Democrats to White House Tuesday, Orly Taitz Political Accountability, Reddit, RNC, Sara Palin, second amendment, Sharia Law, Shumer arrogance., Socialism, StumbleUpon, Technorati, The Big Lie The Obama Deception, Unprecedented: 2 Navy SEALs’ detainee abuse trials moved to Iraq, Whitehouse, Woofe, Yahoo | No Comments Yet | Edit