President Pardons Former U.S. Contractors

They were convicted in 2014 for war crimes in Afghanistan.

President Trump pardoned four veterans on Tuesday. They were serving extensive time in prison after being convicted for a clash outside the “Green Zone” in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square in 2007 that resulted in the deaths of a dozen Iraqi civilians. Supporters of these former contractors had been lobbying for their pardon for years.

The White House cited recently disclosed information “that the lead Iraqi investigator, who prosecutors relied heavily on to verify that there were no insurgent victims and to collect evidence, may have had ties to insurgent groups himself.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump and the decisions he makes to close out the year.
  • That the Justice Department would uphold its mission both nationally and globally.
  • For U.S. veterans as they transition out of serving on active duty.

Sources: AP, New York Post


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