Yee an Obama delegate
James Yee, the Army Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo who was accused of spying and jailed in 2003 before he was exonerated, is an Obama pledged delegate from Washington state:
. . . accused of spying . . .
Mr. Yee wasn’t exactly “exonerated.” The charges against him were dropped because to present the evidence necessary for a conviction would have compromised national security.
. . . charges against him were dropped to avoid making sensitive information public — not because he was innocent . . .
When the Army dropped six criminal counts against Yee in March, military officials said they did so to avoid making sensitive information public — not because he was innocent. An Army general stressed that again in April, when he took the unusual step of removing the case from Yee's permanent military record.
Well, the circumstances of the charges being dropped against Mr. Yee are a little more complicated than the article indicates:
From (left-leaning) Wikipedia:
James J. Yee ( also known by the Arabic name Yusuf Yee) (born c. 1968) is an American, former United States Army chaplain with the rank of captain. He is best known for being subject to an intense investigation by the United States, but all charges were later dropped.
Yee, a Chinese American, was born in New Jersey and raised in Springfield Township, where he attended Jonathan Dayton High School. Yee graduated from West Point in 1990. Shortly afterward, he converted from Christianity to Islam in 1991, undergoing religious training in Syria and meeting his wife Huda, a Palestinian Arab, with whom he now has two children.
In his appointed role as chaplain, Yee ministered to Muslim detainees held at Guantánamo Bay Naval base. Yee was awarded two distinguished service medals for his work there.
When returning from duty at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, he was arrested on September 10, 2003, in Jacksonville, Florida, when a U.S. Customs agent found a list of Guantanamo detainees and interrogators among his belongings.
He was charged with five offenses: sedition, aiding the enemy, spying, espionage, and failure to obey a general order. These charges were later reduced to mishandling classified information in addition to some minor charges.
He was then transferred to a United States Navy brig in Charleston, South Carolina. The government did not name the country or entity for whom it suspected Yee was spying.
All court-martial charges against Yee were dropped on March 19, 2004, Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller “citing national security concerns that would arise from the release of the evidence,” and he was released to resume his duties.
Yee was then accused of adultery and storing pornography on government computer; the charges were dismissed in April 2004. He left the US military with an honorable discharge in January, but he is also seeking an apology.
Which is to say, Mr. Yee wasn’t exactly “exonerated.” The charges against him were dropped because to present the evidence necessary for a conviction would have compromised national security.
But, sure, it’s a natural thing that Mr. Yee would be an Obama supporter.
Only too natural.
Also, once again, don't forget to look at the must-see rules set up by the Obamas about what we can and what we cannot talk about that self-annointed "sacred family."
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