Trump pardons former soldier convicted of killing Iraqi prisoner

Trump pardons former soldier convicted of killing Iraqi prisoner


FROM THAT HEARING ON THE HILL.>>Julie: FOX NEWS ALERT. PRESIDENT TRUMP PARDONING A FORMER ARMY LIEUTENANT CONVICTED IN 2009 OF KILLING AN IRAQI PRISONER SUSPECTED OF BEING AN AL QAEDA TERRORIST. LUCAS TOMLINSON HAS MORE FROM THE PENTAGON.>>MILITARY COURT HAD SENTENCED FORMER ARMY FIRST LIEUTENANT BEHENNA FOR 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MURDER IN IRAQ. THE APPELLATE COURT EXPRESSED CONCERN. PRESS SECRETARY SARAH SANDERS SAID ABOUT THE PARDON, MR. BEHENNA’S CASE HAS GOTTEN A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM THE PUBLIC AND OKLAHOMA. MANY SIGN A BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF HIS CLAIMS FOR SELF-DEFENSE CLAIM. DURING HIS TRIAL HE ACKNOWLEDGED NOT TRANSFERRING AL QAEDA PRISONER TO AN ORDERED DESTINATION BUT INSTEAD TOOK THE MAN TO A RAILROAD CULVERT, STRIPPED HIM AND QUESTIONED HIM AT GUN POINT ABOUT A ROADSIDE BOMBING THAT KILLED TWO MEMBERS OF HIS PLATOON. BEHENNA WAS 24 AT THE TIME AND CLAIMS HE ACTED IN SELF-DEFENSE WHEN THE PRISONER THREW A CHUNK OF CONCRETE AT HIM AND REACHED FOR HIS WEAPON WHEN THE U.S. ARMY OFFICER KILLED HIM. THE FULL PARDON CAME HOURS AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP HOSTED THE WEST POINT FOOTBALL TEAM AT THE WHITE HOUSE. HE WAS PAROLED. OKLAHOMA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL APPLAUDED THE PRESIDENT’S DECISION. FIRST LIEUTENANT BEHENNA SERVED HIS COUNTRY WITH DISTINCTION, HONOR, SACRIFICE AND ADMITTED TO HIS MISTAKES, LEARNED FROM THEM AND DESERVES TO MOVE ON FROM THIS INCIDENT.

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  1. Obama pardoned Trannyman Bradley Manning who belongs in Leavenworth for selling secrets to the enemy.

  2. Just when you think Trump couldn't possibly get any more awesome than what he already is he proves you wrong

  3. mr. president! Excellent job as you always twit about yourself. There is no such a thing as convicted for a president who is the king of threat, ridicule, warn, mock, twit, ralliyes, etc., all with always unbuttoned jacket to take it off and get ready for a real fist fight. trump and trump dynasty for ever.

  4. War ain’t pretty. If you don’t want war-like behavior…don’t go to war. 🤷🏽‍♂️

  5. God Bless President Trump. He truly cares about our troops and veterans. obama showed nothing but dislike for our soldiers.

  6. Just the opposite to our rotten government in Britainistan who consistently try to bring our soldiers to [ justice !! ]  for so-called war crimes even going back to the 1960's…they make me sick

  7. Americans are disgusting ! The whole world now knows how pathetic most americans are. Michael Behenna is a MURDERER !

  8. This is our president making America great again…
    Its SIMPLE..
    UnderObama not that great..
    PRESIDENT Trump pardoning obama administration PATRIOT!?!?!?
    MAGA2020!!!!

  9. And some liberals think that the military will be on their side when they get the civil war they think they want, lol

  10. THIS TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE AGAINST A PATRIOTIC AMERICAN ARMY OFFICER WHO SHOULD ALSO BE REINSTATED AS A COMMISSIONED OFFICER WITH FULL MILITARY RANK AND RESPONSIBILITIES!!!

    PRAISE GOD FOR OUR WONDERFUL PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 🇺🇸 DONALD J. TRUMP!

    — ARMY LIEUTENANT VIETNAM 1967 — 69

  11. Yeah he shouldn't have been convicted in the first place. They aren't beholden to the Geneva conventions as we've seen with the jumpsuit sawing heads off video so why should we be?

  12. I wasn't aware that killing any Al-queda was a mistake? This officer did what he swore. He should have never been charged. This we'll Defend!

  13. Pardoning Soldier – common sense.
    Allowing people out of jail who repeatedly commit crimes, not so much.

  14. When i served i was shocked at the level of people getting screwed while obama was in office. I have 2 friends sent to military prison now live in mexico. Same situations. I lost a platoon under obama. Everyone got kicked out like nothin. Military use to keep people now they don't. Sad. Also they screw over their own.

  15. Self-defense? Seriously, if he was a prisoner I assume he was chained or restrained somehow? He still murdered someone so…

  16. So you’re just supposed to stand there when someone throws concrete at you and reaches for a weapon? He was in fear of his life. He acted in self defense in my opinion. It’s either them or you he chose to stay alive.

  17. A convicted murderer pardoned by the gov't? how fascist of Trump to do that.
    But hey if you're all for it – cheers!

  18. Can't we punished Democrats and liberals for making this country a crazy place and hatred and protecting the drug lords human trafficking Killers gun free zones to get people killed on purpose all their lies and tricks and letting the foreign companies get more money than American companies trying to get rid of jobs trying to make taxes high so people can be beggars using all kinds of nasty tricks

  19. Sorry, the Army had a good reason to sentence him to jail. tRump pardons another hardcore criminal. So now you strip a prisoner naked, torture him and then claim self-defense, after NOT following orders? It sounds like a good reason for jail time to me.

  20. You all know he will declare war on Iran so he can stay in power and his cronies become rich by selling arms they don't care they are slaughtering our troops to pad their pocketbooks. He will lie about it, just like with the towers. Cheney made millions of that war and so did a lot of other rich people. Wake up and follow the money trail.

  21. THANK YOU ,MR. PRESIDENT…JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED….HONOR THIS FINE SOILDIER..THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

  22. I'm not sure how I feel about this.
    Im all for Trump etc but…
    Given an order, disobeying and taking the man to interrogate him etc…Rubs me the wrong way.
    LET ME BE CLEAR….The guy lost two of his friends and I could easily see myself DOING THE EXACT SAME THING.
    Thankfully…I don't make judgements based off that and have to ask myself…If I did that should I be held accountable??
    Maybe the man did throw a brick at him and maybe he didn't.
    If he didn't….and I did that…I would know in the back of my kind I deserved punishment…and imo this man should deserve it also.
    Emotions are not an excuse.
    Again, I'm torn.
    I understand why someone would do that…Just not if that really makes any difference.

    Just an opinion…Lets not get immature cause Im not looking at it or agreeing with anothers conclusion…We have enough of that nonsense already.

  23. President Trump when you have been reelected in 2020 and you have served the USA for 8 years could you do us Brits a favour and come across the pond and sort our country out.

  24. I didn’t know that self-justice has become a thing now in the US. Well done, America! Great job, Mr Trump! 🤦‍♂️

  25. Hey if that iraqui soldier killed r soldier do u tink the arabs wood put him in jail yea rite probly a parade im tired politics iterfering with soldiers friggin dems ur traitors 2 r country

  26. White people think they can get away with everything. Time is gonna come when the seeds you sow will come back around and bite you the @ss

  27. God bless you and your family Mr. President and thank you for the mercy you have shown on our soldier's.

  28. Military tribunal, judges, IRS, FBI, you name it. All corrupt. Or maybe this alleged conspiracy is just another lie.

  29. You people have no clue. Behenna executed a SUSPECTED enemy combatant. Disobeyed a direct order and shot him dead. We hold our officers to a higher standard. This is sad and disrespectful to service members who obey the rules of engagement. He did not do so.

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