Fox seems to have omitted the words covering, up, black, eye, administered, in, process, and of from their headline here. Is it ideal for SEALs to face punishment for punching a terrorist in the process of capturing him? No, but then it isn’t ideal for them to lie to their superiors either and of the three charges listed only one of them has to do with the punch. You know what’s coming right?
Much gnashing of teeth and KSM-gets-a-civilian-trial based snark from the usual suspects, who apparently exist in some alternate universe where Obama is not only bringing these guys up on charges personally but presiding over the court martial as well. I just don’t see the connection, but the rightwing blogger nutballs are babbling about it so I’m sure the traditional media will be along to tell us why this is bad for Obama and how it affects Sarah Palin’s 2012 election prospect shortly. I mean, I’m sure it’s dreadfully unserious to bring up the topic of who was president when a bunch of shit went down that might’ve made the military a bit sensitive to detainee-abuse issues.