In March 2009, Army Ranger Lieutenant Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a known Al Qaeda operative, suspected of carrying out an attack the month prior that claimed the lives of two of Michael's fellow soldiers. He acted in self-defense, as the terrorist attacked Michael during an interrogation.
Michael received a military trial that withheld evidence supporting his claim of self-defense, ultimately being convicted of unpremeditated murder. Multiple attempts to appeal to receive a new trial have been denied. Michael's family recently posted on their website, defendmichael.com, that the military's equivalent of the Supreme Court, will hear a final appeal in January 2012. Meanwhile, Michael has been forced to remain in prison during the last two years while the appeal process plays out.
Has anyone heard about this story? The mainstream media has never mentioned it. The only person I have seen mention this story is radio talk show host Michael Savage. I think this is a very important story about how liberals in the Justice Department prosecute our own soldiers for doing their job, and it is not receiving the publicity it deserves.
Michael Savage's segment about the situation from January 2010 can be seen below.