Two Navy SEALs accused in the mistreatment of an Iraqi detainee should be tried at the U.S. base in Iraq where the alleged victim is being held, a military judge ruled Monday.UNBEFRICKINLIEVABLE:
Cmdr. Tierney Carlos moved the trials after government prosecutors said they would make the detainee available for deposition at Camp Victory in Baghdad but would not bring him to Naval Station Norfolk to testify. The judge ruled that Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe of Yorktown, Va., and Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas of Blue Island, Ill., have a right to face their accuser in open court.
A hearing for a third defendant, Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe of Perrysburg, Ohio, is tentatively set for Wednesday before a different judge.
McCabe is accused of punching Ahmed Hashim Abed, the suspected mastermind of a 2004 ambush that killed four U.S. security contractors in Fallujah. The contractors' bodies were dragged through the streets and hung from a bridge.
- NONE OF THESE SEAL GUYS SHOULD BE ON TRIAL.
- THEY'RE BEING TREATED WORSE THAN KSM.
- IT'S SICKENING.
- THESE GUYS ARE HEROES; THEY DESERVE MEDALS AND A TICKER-TAPE PARADE, NOT A TRIAL AT A MILITARY BASE IN IRAQ.