Maj. Gen. Charles Cleveland, commander of Special Operations Command, Central Command, wrote the justification in a Dec. 15 response to Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton’s call on behalf a group of 40 lawmakers who want all charges against the SEALs dropped.
“Regrettably, it appears that your perception of the incident is based on incomplete and factually inaccurate press coverage,” Cleveland wrote. “Despite what has been reported, these allegations are not founded solely on the word of the detainee, but rather, were initially raised by other U.S. service members.”
In November I wrote Blow his head off but don’t give him a bloody lip and it was pointed out that self-inflicting wounds and claiming abuse is all part of the bad guy playbook. Now, the truth is that we don’t know exactly what happened, but at the time I found it quite interesting that all three of the SEALs charged elected to face a court martial.