Saturday, December 05, 2009

Rep Duncan Hunter, Jr Asks Gates To Review SEAL Charges

Hunter to Gates: Review SEAL abuse claims
By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Dec 4, 2009 16:06:59 EST

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego area congressman and Iraq war veteran is asking Defense Secretary Robert Gates to look into charges levied against three Navy SEALs in connection with the alleged abuse of a detainee in Iraq in early September, calling the charges an “overreaction.”

“It’s just so absurd. I mean, they split his lip. In a boxing situation, that’s legal,” Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif., told Navy Times during a telephone interview Thursday. “They punched a terrorist in the face and, boom, we’re going to launch these guys out of the Navy.”

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