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I happened to remember this from 2009. And it got me to wondering, if these three Seals are/were prosecuted for just punching a terrorist shouldn't something be done about obama's "KILL BIN LADEN" order?

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A former military lawyer now serving in Congress called the court martial of three Navy SEALs who captured a terrorist suspected of killing four Americans “absolutely ridiculous.”

Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) served four years in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps and served as the special assistant U.S. attorney at Fort Hood, Texas, prosecuting all civilian crimes at the post. He later taught constitutional and criminal law at the United States Military Academy at West Point.


He believes the SEALs case represents a larger systemic problem. The SEALs are accused of allegedly abusing terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed by supposedly punching him and then lying about the incident. Abed is the reported architect of the murder of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004, the bodies of whom were burned and hanged from a bridge.
It's 'Absolutely Ridiculous' to Prosecute Navy SEALs Over Alleged Punching of Terrorist, Says Former JAG Lawyer Now Serving in Congress | CNSnews.com
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The kill order came from a superior officer. The SEALS weren't ordered to punch the suspect.
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The kill order came from a superior officer. The SEALS weren't ordered to punch the suspect.
If I had been the suspect, I would have considered myself extremely lucky to just have been punched out by them. Either way, they deserve a medal, or a bounty paid to them, or both.
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I happened to remember this from 2009. And it got me to wondering, if these three Seals are/were prosecuted for just punching a terrorist shouldn't something be done about obama's "KILL BIN LADEN" order?



It's 'Absolutely Ridiculous' to Prosecute Navy SEALs Over Alleged Punching of Terrorist, Says Former JAG Lawyer Now Serving in Congress | CNSnews.com
Where do you find these pessimistic articles? Is it from an offshoot of "Media Research Center "?
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The kill order came from a superior officer. The SEALS weren't ordered to punch the suspect.
Oh OK so Holder should drop his jihad against the CIA interrogators who applied enhanced interrogation techniques to detainees because they too recieved orders from their superiors.

If a kill order was given to the team that went after UBL, there was ample justification. The terrorist leader had issued a declaration of war against the US in 1995. Besides, the Obama administration has painted itself into a corner with high-value terrorists, they cannot put them in Gitmo after pledging to close it, neither can they take them to black overseas sites because they closed them. The unintended consequence of Obama's policies is that the only thing to do with high-value terror suspects is to kill them as was done with UBL. Great way to gather intelligence, huh?
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Where do you find these pessimistic articles? Is it from an offshoot of "Media Research Center "?

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The kill order came from a superior officer. The SEALS weren't ordered to punch the suspect.
Technically we were in the country illegally. Technically the suspect was unarmed. Technically osama was a world leader of sorts. Technically it is illegal for us to target world leaders. Technically that is murder. Do I care? No. Do I care about Seals being punished for hitting a terrorist? Yes. There is no reason for it other than political correctness. But, since we are being politically correct, obama should be punished for giving an illegal order.
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Oh OK so Holder should drop his jihad against the CIA interrogators who applied enhanced interrogation techniques to detainees because they too recieved orders from their superiors.
AS long as he goes after the superior officers that authorized it.

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If a kill order was given to the team that went after UBL, there was ample justification.
Yes there was. Which is why I am cracking up listening to the Right complaining about it now. If Bush had done this, the Right's erection wouldn't have gone down for a week.

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The terrorist leader had issued a declaration of war against the US in 1995. Besides, the Obama administration has painted itself into a corner with high-value terrorists, they cannot put them in Gitmo after pledging to close it, neither can they take them to black overseas sites because they closed them.
They can't close Gitmo because there isn't the political will and the quandry the former admin made by slow and no trials. Torture didn't help either. and those black sites are still open.

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The unintended consequence of Obama's policies is that the only thing to do with high-value terror suspects is to kill them as was done with UBL. Great way to gather intelligence, huh?
You really think UBL would hvae talked? Even under torture? Really?!

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Technically we were in the country illegally.
In the Words of Dick the prick: "So?"


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Technically the suspect was unarmed.
So?

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Technically osama was a world leader of sorts
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I love this right wing martyrdom of UBL by the right! that's gonna win a lot of votes in 2012.


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Technically it is illegal for us to target world leaders.
So?

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Technically that is murder.
So?

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Do I care? No.

So why the rant?

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Do I care about Seals being punished for hitting a terrorist? Yes.
Suspected Terrorist. grey area alert.



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There is no reason for it other than political correctness.

other than the Military Code of Conduct, I can't think of one either.

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But, since we are being politically correct, obama should be punished for giving an illegal order.
YES! There it is, the hook that blames everything on Obama. You guys can't live without it. It is your crack.
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Where is the right complaining? It's the left that is now coming out complaining about the technique and outcome. NOT republicans.

what you're getting on this site is the right pointing out the inconsistencies of Obama and his regime.
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Media Research, Thank God for them. Otherwise the left wing media would be getting away with more than they do.
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