As the mother of a member of our military this story makes me angry. :furious: It seems these days that the terrorists have more rights and are accorded more respect than our own service members!!! Personally I think he ought to be grateful that they did not do the same thing to him that was done to the four Americans that lost their lives because that is what he deserves IMO. http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/11/25/navy.seals.falluja/index.html Three U.S. Navy SEALs face criminal charges after the alleged mastermind of one of the most notorious crimes against Americans in Iraq accused them of punching him after his capture, the military said Wednesday. Ahmed Hashim Abed -- thought to be behind the slayings and mutilation of four U.S. contractors in Falluja in 2004 -- made the accusations against the three servicemen The servicemen say they did not harm the detainee in any way and they want their names cleared in a court-martial so they can continue their careers in the Navy. Because the charges against Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe, Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe and Petty Officer Julio Heurtas are the military equivalent of misdemeanors, they will go before a special court-martial, which is for less serious offenses than those heard in a general court-martial. If found guilty, they could be sentenced to a maximum of a year in a military prison, demotion to the lowest Navy rank, a cut in pay and a bad conduct discharge. But if found innocent of all charges, they would be able to continue their careers with no record of the case in their personnel files. Ahmed Hashim Abed is thought to be the mastermind behind the attack on four contractors, one of whom was a former Navy SEAL, who were working for the Blackwater company when they were attacked in Falluja in 2004. After they were killed with hand grenades and rifles, their bodies were set on fire and dragged through the streets. The bodies of two of them were hung from a bridge in Falluja, an image that was broadcast around the world. SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!! Proud mother of a U.S. sailor!!