U.S. Navy SEALs are some of the most highly trained, most elite warriors in the American armed forces. In September, 2009, a team of Navy SEALs in Iraq captured Ahmad Hashim
Abd al-Isawi, the so-called “Butcher of Fallujah,” who was responsible for thousands of deaths including those of four American Blackwater contractors whose bodies were mutilated, burned and hung from a bridge.
What was the reward for these brave fighting men who brought a heinous terrorist to justice? Court-martial and disgrace. Three SEALs were charged with prisoner abuse for allegedly hitting al-Isawi while he was in custody. The only witnesses for the government were the terrorist and an emotionally unstable naval policeman who had earlier repeatedly abandoned his post and changed his story about what happened. The only visible injuries to the prisoner were a split lip which a doctor testified were probably self-inflicted.
Despite pleas from Congress and public outrage, the military high command stubbornly proceeded with the prosecutions. Even after two of the SEALs were acquitted after trials in Iraq, the commanding officer, Major General Charles T. Cleveland, insisted that the prosecution of the remaining SEAL go forward.
Journalist Patrick Robinson has written an expose of the politically correct hypocrisy of the Obama military. It is a military which is more concerned with how our military appears to the United Nations than in achieving victory. Robinson’s book, Honor and Betrayal, should be required reading for every American. And every Patriot should be deeply ashamed at how our current government treats our bravest and most decorated warriors.