Navy SEAL acquitted of assaulting Iraqi detainee.

Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe, who was accused of punching an…

Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe, who was accused of punching an Iraqi detainee, was found not guilty on all charges by a military jury Thursday.

McCabe, a 24-year-old petty officer 2nd class, had been charged with assaulting Iraqi detainee Ahmed Hashim Abed, who was arrested in September in Iraq for allegedly orchestrating the 2004 murders of four U.S. contractors in
Falluja. The contractors’ burned bodies were later hung from a bridge.

Besides assault, McCabe had been charged with dereliction of duty for failing to protect a prisoner and with lying to investigators.

“It’s over and done with,” McCabe said at a press conference after the four day court-martial. “We’re moving on with our careers.”

Two other Navy SEALs — Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe and Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas — were charged with dereliction of duty for allegedly abusing the same detainee, but were acquitted in April in military court in Iraq.

Source: Laurie Ure for CNN.

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  • RG

    Yea they can cut our heads off on the internet, but dear God a SEAL punched the terrorist! Lets get the uber-liberal “terrorsits-are-humans-too-&-we-can-change-them-with-love-bleeding-heart-hippies” to want to court martial a man for hittigna soulless bastard in the face! Whatever jackass that decided to even prosecute said bs offenses should be left in the Stan with a toothpic & with their naked body painted like Old Glory & see how much love they get from their terrorist buddies then!

  • tgug

    But when the insurgent tortures and cuts your b@!!s off it’s just anxiety…..and being mean. Is this a joke!!!!!