UPDATE: Trial to be moved to Iraq. What?
Killing Me Softly with Political Correctness - Guest Writer
(an opinion, off the reservation)
Three SEALs, trained to bring the fight to the enemy, protect US citizens, sworn to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. Three trained fighters, Matthew McCabe, Julio Huertas, Jonathan Keefe, pick up the rifle and man the wall to keep us safe. Three men, up against an insane world of Political Correctness (PC).
The enemy? Obviously, Muslim terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed, believed to have been the mastermind behind the infamous murder and mutilation of four Blackwater security personnel in Fallujah 2004. The four secutiry guards were burned, dragged, and hung from a bridge over the Euphrates River. Now, Muslim terrorist Abed claims that his lip was bloodied by three Navy SEALs after his capture.
It was claimed by the US Govt and MG Charles Cleveland, commander of Special Operations Command, that “these allegations are not founded solely on the word of the detainee, but rather, were initially raised by other U.S. service members.” According to MG Cleveland we not only have a medical report of a bloody lip but we have “service members” raising concerns!
As the dust is settling we now find that the evidence is based on the five separate and conflicting statements of one unnamed third class master-at-arms who claims to have witnessed the incident. The case is falling apart and the government is now requesting a continuance to actually find evidence that will support their charges .
Since Tailhook, the liberal media and liberal congress members have made greater use of innuendo, deceitful lawyer tactics, and political correctness, to attack professional soldiers that do not fit their mold of a subdued, meek, harmless, and gentile society. Cowardly high ranking officials have found that they can hang the lower ranking and protect their own careers. Advancement to the general ranks is now a skilled political pursuit born of the correct moves at the right time and the exercising of PC judgment whenever possible. Could it be that MG Cleveland is responding to PC pressure and lost his nerve?
Consider the following scenario. A man is posted to guard a prisoner. He watches as other men leave the brig. Then he hears a man scream out. Upon entering, he notices the man has a bloody lip, becomes concerned, and calls for help. Now he thinks: how will he report this? The guard is interrogated at five different times, each time the chain of command gets increasingly concerned about media attention. The guard is pressured more and more to make a statement that one of the SEALs might have gotten a little physical with the guy. Not a big deal. Everybody has to let off steam once in a while. Then the guard makes a statement and the chain of command has their vindication for the PC Liberal Media! MG Cleveland has gotten his “tail” off the “hook.”
The liberal bias in our media and government are destroying the morale of our fighting men and women. The people that do the real protecting are being hung to protect the meek, humble, and gentile generals at all costs. And when that happens, we are left defenseless. When that happens, soldiers and sailors die. When that happens, a man walks onto a plane with PETN killing us. Political Correctness has left nobody to pick up the rifle and man the wall.