Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna – In 2009, Behenna, a platoon leader, was sentenced to 25 years for killing Ali Mansur, an Iraqi with ties to Al Qaeda who was thought be involved in an IED attack that killed two of his troops. During a botched, impromptu interrogation, Mansur allegedly threw a piece of concrete at Behenna then lunged for his pistol before being shot.
Oklahoma Republican Senators Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn have spearheaded efforts by over a dozen lawmakers to point out flaws in the prosecution’s case and conflicting testimony on forensic evidence. An Army Clemency Board has since reduced the sentence to 15 years.
Army First Sgt. John Hatley, et al – Also in 2009, Hatley received life in prison for the deaths of four Iraqi terror suspects caught fleeing a building found to have sniper rifles, assault rifles and a duffel bag of ammunition -- after a shootout with his patrol. Hatley was convicted without any forensic evidence, just witness statements years after the fact. His sentence has since been reduced to 40 years.
Hatley’s two subordinates, Army Sgt. First Class Joseph Mayo received a 35-year sentence, and Army Sgt. Michael Leahy was sentenced to life in prison.
And what about Al Qaeda?
Omar Khadr – In 2010, a Gitmo military commission handed down an 8-year sentence for the 2002 murder of a Delta Force Medic, Army Sgt. First Class Christopher J. Speer in Khost, Afghanistan. The son of Ahmed Khadr, Usama Bin Laden’s top fundraiser during the Sept. 11 timeframe, Omar was two months shy of his 16th birthday when he threw the grenade that killed Speer, contributing to a disingenuous charm offensive waged by his defense team and supporters portraying him as merely a victim of growing up Al Qaeda. Khadr is expected to be paroled in his native Canada next year.
Majid Khan – In 2012, Khan was sentenced at Gitmo to a maximum of 19 years for his role in the Jakarta, Indonesia Marriott bombing of 2003 that killed 11 people, and also plotting with Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to poison reservoirs and blow up gas stations in America, as well as conspiring to assassinate Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf.
Let's get this straight: U.S. troops get between 25 years to life, and Al Qaeda gets 19 years or less!
Although we’re at war against Al Qaeda and its sympathizers on the battlefield, ironically it’s the terrorists themselves who have seen softer treatment in military courtrooms.There appears to be a pervasive legal mindset from the White House on down that gives adherents of radical Islam the benefit of the doubt in court -- while simultaneously throwing the book at our own soldiers.AND THE FT. HOOD JIHADISTS IS STILL BEING PAID BY THE PENTAGON - NEARLY $300,000 SINCE HIS ARREST.
AND THEY RUSHED INTO THE HOSPITAL TO READ TSARNAEV HIS RIGHTS AND GET HIM TO CLAM-UP.
IF OBAMA REALLY WAS A CRYPTO-ISLAMIST TRYING TO HELP THE ENEMY, WOULD HE BE DOING ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY?