Trump pardons US soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner

Trump pardons US soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner

President Trump has pardoned a former US soldier convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner. Trump signed an executive grant of clemency for former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, of Oklahoma. Behenna was convicted of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone after killing a suspected al Qaeda terrorist in Iraq. He was scheduled to remain on parole until 2024.

Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year

He should go to Trudeau and collect his $10 million, or is that only for terrorists?

Ognar 1 year

This soldier should never have been charged. Killing a terrorist is what his job was and it is what the government trained him to do.

Rhokanth 1 year

Unpopular opinion: Soldiers who break and kill somebody in a non-combat situation need help and rehab, not jail. War messes people up, we need to invest in treating veterans that have PTSD or any other mental health issues.

drakethesnake 1 year

Bush should be executed for starting that war. The US has no right to destroy sovereign nations.

Ben B.
Ben B. 1 year

For once I actually agree, don't forget Dick Cheney and his Haliburton and Raytheon pals

Judi Em
Judi Em 1 year

This is great news. Now let's get the other political prisoners out of Leavenworth.

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