The Washington Times‘ web site has this editorial, dated tomorrow, headlined, “Save the SEALs” and sub-headed, “You’re for the SEALs, or you’re for the terrorists.” And, no, it isn’t an attempt at irony. The article calls for the SEALs prosecution to be dropped because “in the current politicized atmosphere and with an administration that goes out of its way to placate Muslim sentiment, it’s not a sure thing that the accused would be vindicated.” Heaven forbid we have a trial if the outcome isn’t a sure thing.
Here’s a link to an Orange County Register article about a news conference today in which Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Cal.) and Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) called for the charges in the SEALs cases to be dropped.
And here’s an interesting quotation that Rep. Burton made to Fox News:
Burton told Fox News Thursday that even if the SEALs are guilty of the charges, he doesn’t believe they should be court martialed.
“In fact, I said to the chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff if I had been one of the people who captured this guy, I would have broken both his legs,” he said. “This guy’s a terrorist and I don’t think he should be treated with kid gloves.”