I mean, could there be anything worse?
How about identifying them publicly. By name.
It wasn’t enough that Seal team members who captured Ahmed Hashim Abed, the instigator of the massacre at Fallujah bridge, were brought up on charges of “dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee, making a false official statement, and assault.” and an “additional charge of impediment of an investigation.”
They had to be publicly identified, by name and rate?
To refresh our memories;
United States Central Command declined to discuss the detainee, but a legal source told FoxNews.com that the detainee was turned over to Iraqi authorities, to whom he made the abuse complaints. He was then returned to American custody. The SEAL leader reported the charge up the chain of command, and an investigation ensued.
One lawyer for a defendant;
Neal Puckett, an attorney representing [a Seal team member involved], told Fox News the SEALs are being charged for allegedly giving the detainee a “punch in the gut.”
“I don’t know how they’re going to bring this detainee to the United States and give us our constitutional right to confrontation in the courtroom,” Puckett said. “But again, we have terrorists getting their constitutional rights in New York City, but I suspect that they’re going to deny these SEALs their right to confrontation in a military courtroom in Virginia.”
Ok. So charges are filed, the team members involved declined NJP and opted instead for Court Martial. Did this anger someone somewhere enough that identifying them to the world was necessary?
Was it not enough that the Seals routinely put their own lives in danger, their families now need to be needlessly put at risk as well?
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.
I can think of nothing more demoralizing and dangerous than political idiocy against members of our armed forces.
How many times can anyone recall seeing the names of the Seal team members who who saved the life of Maersk Alabama skipper Richard Phillips lauded by name?
None. Nothing beyond the fact they may have been members of Seal Team 6.
We now see that no good deed goes unpunished with the present administration, be it CIA, or US military.
And Obama claims he can keep us safe?
If that’s not a load of crap I don’t know what is.