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Posted by Andrew Roman on November 25, 2009

From the “You’ve Got To Be Goddamn Kidding Me” file…

The cuckoo clock that is my transforming nation seems to be tolling its bell louder all the time – and I damn well don’t like it.

What the hell is happening to my country?

Whether it is the Commander-in-Chief’s modus operandi of weakening his own country through apologetic confessionals, or his determination to close a perfectly functioning terrorist detention facility so that America’s enemies will love her more, or his incapacity to come to a decision concerning his “war of necessity” in Afghanistan, or his conferring of Constitutional rights on enemy combatants who waged war on America, or his Army Chief of Staff who said that diversity among the troops is more vital than protecting innocent lives, or a media so raped of its ability to be objective by political correctness that it could not (or would not) call the Ft. Hood mass murder an Islamist terrorist attack, this country is on a dangerous path.

This reality manifests itself in what seems like a perpetual advance of negative stories from the mainstream media about the United States military. Ever since the New York Times turned military misconduct at Abu Grahib into the most deplorable and unspeakable human abuses ever committed, there has hardly been a positive word to be found about those who defend America, save for in the conservative media.

For a time, it even became fashionable among elected anti-Bushies to speak ill of this nation’s defenders. Recall that Senator Dick Durbin compared American treatment of prisoners at Abu Grahib to the Nazis and Pol Pot. Recall that Senator Ted Kennedy declared the Saddam Hussein torture chambers re-opened under new American management. Recall Congressman John Murtha called American Marines cold-blooded murderers.

Isn’t it curious how everyone seems to get the benefit of the doubt except the fighting men and women of the American military?

At one time, Congressional Medal of Honor winners would secure the front pages of newspapers across the country. Stories of valor and courage on the battle field were, in a long ago and far away age, headline makers. These were America’s heroes, cherished and revered. It was understood that a nation incapable – or unwilling – to pay tribute to its fighting men could never be worthy of the liberty it enjoyed.

These days, America’s warriors are regularly portrayed as broken and confused, weak and frightened. Tales about rising suicide rates and substance abuse among soldiers make up a good portion of the stories published about America’s military. Exposes on exhausted fighting men, declining morale, and misbehaving soldiers take up far more space than successes on the battle field.

It is sickening.

This disturbing anti-military trend – this ongoing impulse among the politically correct and the cowardly to cast America’s heroes in a negative light – is, sadly, gaining ghoulish momentum.

Last evening, the story of three Navy SEALS being brought up on assault charges in the case of the capture of Ahmed Hashim Abed – one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq – made my stomach turn. For those unaware, Abed was the ringleader behind the murder of four Blackwater USA security agents back in 2004. You’ll recall the grisly details of how the four were ambushed, murdered, and their bodies burned and dragged through the streets of Fallujah. Two of them were even hanged off a Euphrates River bridge for a photo op.

In September of this year, Navy SEALS captured the murderous vermin. Such a momentous and heroic event should have made headlines across the country, but the likelihood that even twenty percent of America knew about it is a generous estimate.

Now, three of those heroes – SO-2 Matthew McCabe, SO-2 Jonathan Keefe and SO-1 Julio Huertas – are facing court martial.


Because of a bloody lip.

Rowan Scarborough at Fox News writes:

The three, all members of the Navy’s elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment — called an admiral’s mast — and have requested a trial by court-martial.

Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named “Objective Amber,” told investigators he was punched by his captors — and he had the bloody lip to prove it.

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.

The poor little terrorist, responsible for the brutal murders of four men transporting supplies for a catering company (of all things), is apparently now having to deal with the terrifying memory of a bloody lip, not to mention the post-traumatic stress associated with the scar. Indeed, a bloody lip it may not be as appalling (or tortuous) as having Christina Aguilera music blaring, or having smoke blown in one’s face, or having the thermostat cranked low (or any of the other horrifying abuses some of Gitmo detainees were made to suffer through), but it is bad enough to have three of America’s most courageous fighting men ready to be arraigned on December 7th, with a court martial to follow in January.

United States Central Command declined to discuss the detainee, but a legal source told 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.

What the Fort Hood massacre did was shine a much needed light on the twisted mentality that seems to be prevalent among the higher echelons of the American military these days (as well as government) – namely, a now lethal strain of political correctness that places more of an importance on showing the world that America is not anti-Muslim than in protecting the United States of America.

But this new predilection for convincing everyone that America really is a good nation full of good people, sensitive to Islam, is exasperating and wrong-headed. Much of the world, despite leftist cacklings to the contrary, wants to see a strong America. They look to America for leadership. They look to America to do what’s right. And when America is quick to accuse its own defenders of abusing terrorists in a time of war, with innocent lives hanging in the balance, in desperate and dangerous situations that are not even conceivable to most, for something as insignificant as a bloody lip, it not only creates international uneasiness, it emboldens the enemies of freedom everywhere.

Indeed, there may be more to come of this story, but I’m inclined to think not.

Hence, the court martial instead of the non-judical punishment (NJP) of an admiral’s mast.

The three accused Navy SEALS want their story told. They want all of the details of this heroic operation out in the open.

Good for them.

Still, questions come to mind …

How on earth can three American heroes be facing a court martial for giving a piece of walking fecal matter a bloody lip? Would it really take three of the most well-trained fighting men in the American military to do it? Wouldn’t one have been sufficient to the task? Even in his sleep? And who’s to say the “bloody lip” didn’t happen during Abed’s take down? Adrenalin does tend to run high in combat situations.


I thought we were in this thing to win.

If so, why the hell does it seem that there is so much effort, so much determination from so many sectors, to keep our side from doing their jobs?

For what it’s worth, I am with you one-hundred percent, Navy Seals.


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  1. Reeves Yakubanski said

    What our government is doing to these three navy seals in wrong. The terrorist would execute our children one after another in a line if we let them. The terrorist burned innocent victims, not even soldiers or armed forces. A busted lip isn’t anything. Senior citizens around the world fall and break their hips and children have accidents and broken arms and legs. This is not right! Free the seals from trial.

  2. Alice Edwards said

    I am appalled at this. These Navy Seals protect us and should be regarded with the uptmost respect. I thank GOD for them.
    I can not understand what is happening to my country!!
    I will pray that some common sense will prevail at their court martial.

  3. Bernie said

    No matter what happens it seems this list of anti-American garbage just keeps growing. I was a police officer after getting out of the military and can tell you that if you charged them in a civilian court you might be looking at harassment or maybe simple assault.The military has what is known as an Article 15, it is a form of charge that can be brought for minor offenses. A small fine is then assessed. At most this is all this rises too, at worst this is a complete slap in the face of the US military. In the real world, not even in a war, you would get a $300.00 fine, now we are punishing our best for nothing. If you get a chance, go to, its a good group, I along with several people I know are members. God Bless, Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. udtlearner said

    Actually this war=judgment!And is needed to bring in:The false peace dealership! The north is just wakeing up people.Its been sleeping in tombs.

  5. Momma said

    I want to vomit over this one!!!! My Son is a Navy Seal. I have learned that… “A wild thing never feels sorry for itself….These 3 men will be sickened by this…but never will they for one second sway from their convictions, their training or their brotherhood….This patty-cake-crap makes me sick…Are americans really that nieve….The media has too much time on thier hands and not enough patriotism running thru their veins…Peace,peace,peace….Maybe these airheads need to spend more time talking to families of those who killed in 911,and get heads out of thier asses!!!! To much forgotten and taken for granted….my stomach churns!!!

  6. Richard said

    This country is going to hell. The best of the best is doing the job. I believe that a Navy seal would do more than a split lip if they wanted to do harm.

    32 year navy vet HTCM

  7. em3 said

    wow yea america needs to wake the hell up a seal would have done way more damage than a busted lip in my opinion its called self mutilation hoo yah Go Navy

  8. Molly said

    God is going to leave us to our own destruction if we do not wake up. He is probably thinking, “I gave them minds; they did not use them. I gave them ears; they did not listen. I gave them eyes; they did not see.”

    We, the best country on the earth, with the best Constitution and military in the world have turned our back on patriotism and good and exchanged them for politics and evil.

    I have the utmost respect for our people in uniform. May God forgive us and vindicate these men.

    It is a terrible thing to be led by a Muslim president who did not even win the election by a majority of the people!

  9. Molly said


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