First for some good news. Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas, the first to go to trial was acquitted.
It seems the witness lacked credibility. It's getting to where you just cannot trust terrorists anymore. What the Hell is the world coming too?
I want to extend a congratulations to PO Huertas. He can now go home, join his family, and put this nonsense behind him.
I have been so pissed about this case since the first time I heard about it that I have to write about it again today.
I keep thinking about the scene in the court room.
We have a man sitting at the defense table who has spent his military career sacrificing his life protecting us from Islamic terrorism. He left his family for a tour of Hell. He has likely lost friends to this fight. He has seen horrors few of us could imagine. He has been demonized by some of his own citizens at home and misrepresented throughout his career by a press that enjoys their freedoms because he has spent his career fighting for them.
At the prosecution table is sitting one of those very terrorists the defendant is protecting us from. This is a man who engineered an attack that saw four Americans killed by grenades and gunfire. The men under the command of this terrorist burned the bodies of these four men and drug them through the streets of the city. These same men under the command of this same terrorist hung the bodies of two of the Americans from a bridge over the Euphrates river for the world to see.
I think they should have beaten the man half (at least) to death. I think they should have given him a good, sound ass-whipping every day they had him in custody. I think it should have been public to serve as an example for any other budding little animals that had thoughts of pulling shit like he did.
Instead he's a state witness.
I ask again, what the Hell is happening to our country.
I want to make one final point here. President Hussein has been very quiet on this case. For someone who has been very willing to express his opinion on everything from a local police arrest of a black man (a case he was wrong on) to Jessica Simpson's struggles with her weight has no opinion on one of the men under his command being tried for bloodying the lip of a brutal terrorist.
The men and women under this Commander in Chief have to feel so supported.