Here is an interesting article from Michelle Oddis:
During opening statements Tuesday in Petty Officer Matthew McCabe’s court martial, defense attorney Neal Puckett stated that an oral surgeon would testify that injuries to Ahmed Hashim Abed, suspected mastermind behind the brutal murders of four civilian security guards in Fallujah in 2004, could have been self inflicted.
Puckett also made reference to the “Manchester Manuel” also known as the al Qaeda training manual, in which as HUMAN EVENTS has previously reported directs captured terrorists to complain of torture and cause self-inflict injuries on themselves.
Puckett asked the members of the jury to remind themselves of specific questions after they see the evidence and deliberate. “How was the detainee treated when he was captured?” asked Puckett. “What does the medical screening completed after show? When were photos taken?”
“The evidence will basically show that the SEALs did something they are trained to do. They were basically serving an arrest warrant,” said Puckett.
McCabe and those on his team were part of Operation Amber, in which a warrant was signed by an Iraqi judge to capture Abed.
“Not only will you believe beyond reasonable doubt,” said Puckett “You are truly going to believe he is innocent.
In his opening argument, Navy prosecutor Lt. Nicolas Kadlec characterized the case as a simple assault.
“It’s a simple case, a simple assault,” Kadlec said. “But the case is going to challenge you because the accused is a decorated Navy SEAL.”
“It’s a story you just don’t want to believe,” said Kadlec.
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