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Navy Seal Cleared of Charges! Thoughts?

A U.S. military jury has cleared a Navy SEAL in an abuse case involving an Iraqi prisoner accused of masterminding an attack that left four Blackwater security contractors dead.

1st Petty Officer Julio Huertas, 28, was the first of three Navy SEALs to go on trial for the alleged assault. He was not accused of abusing the prisoner but of failing to safeguard him and attempting to influence the testimony of another service member.


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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 7:20 AM on Apr. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The six-member Navy panel cleared Huertas of both charges on Thursday.


    The 28-year-old is the first of three SEALs to go on trial for the alleged assault. He's not accused of abusing the prisoner but of failing to safeguard him and attempting to influence the testimony of another service member.


     

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:22 AM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • Woohoo! These guys are the best of the best. This gov't wants to tie their hands behind their back and expect them to put themselves in grave danger.

    Finally, sanity prevails. This is war, for goodness sake.
    360

    Answer by 360 at 7:26 AM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • One innocent.. 2 to go!!!! God Bless our US soldiers!
    dandydiane

    Answer by dandydiane at 7:46 AM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • Good, hope the rest follow suit.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:05 AM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:08 AM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • Excellent!

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 8:16 AM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • For the life of me I can't imagine who would want to serve under an administration that would sooner throw you under the bus than they would stand behind you, especially when it comes to how this enemy combatant was treated. What's the point of getting all of that training when the people that you take orders from render you militarily impotent to do your job?

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:18 AM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • Oh, and this is wonderful for the one Seal, I hope the others are found innocent as well.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:19 AM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • GREAT NEWS!!

    They should have never been charged in the first place!
    Soniam301

    Answer by Soniam301 at 8:19 AM on Apr. 22, 2010

  • You can't throw our service members into war, then punish them for hurting some one! ITS WAR! Thank God! I hope the others ones get this same verdict! God Bless our service members!

    Iviemg

    Answer by Iviemg at 8:51 AM on Apr. 22, 2010

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