We spent quite an interesting week last week; just a week ago the trial for Matthew McCabe had barely begun, and we are thankful that the proceeding turned out favorably for McCabe.
At this time, McCabe is getting ready to resume his disrupted life with the SEALs, heading off to Nevada after a weekend off to train as a specialist in communications. But while he has said that it is time to “put things behind us,” not everyone is willing to do that just yet. Our reader, anon, writes:
“No, hold on. Don’t put it behind us quite yet. This blog post brings up very important questions that should be answered. Its one thing to have some sort of internal fact-finding mission. This wasn’t Abu Ghraib, this was a gosh-darn bloody lip! Its great to have some sort of review, but a court marhsall [sic]? I know they asked for it (typical Seal strong sense of honor – they wanted 100% exoneration, deserved it, and got it) but the whole thing is still insane. Kudos to the 3 guys for getting through it all.”
All things considered, however, the SEALs did right by standing by their principles and electing to challenge the charges brought against them in court. Had they chosen to keep quiet, then it would have spelled the end of their careers; despite its dangers, a SEAL career is something that McCabe, Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe would rather keep. And now, their reputations are even more stellar than they ever were.