This is ridiculous.
Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq ? the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told FoxNews.com.
The three, all members of the Navy's elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment ? called a captain's mast ? and have requested a trial by court-martial.
Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named "Objective Amber," told investigators he was punched by his captors ? and he had the bloody lip to prove it.
Neal Puckett, an attorney representing McCabe, told Fox News the SEALs are being charged for allegedly giving the detainee a ?punch in the gut.?
?I don?t know how they?re going to bring this detainee to the United States and give us our constitutional right to confrontation in the courtroom,? Puckett said. ?But again, we have terrorists getting their constitutional rights in New York City, but I suspect that they?re going to deny these SEALs their right to confrontation in a military courtroom in Virginia.?
The three SEALs will be arraigned separately on Dec. 7.