“Id be inclined to support this young mans pardon if he had not planted a weapon on the person he accidently killed and then lied to investigators about it.”
You are forming an opinion based on a couple of lines in an article that reveals none of the facts of the case.
Holding his trial in Baghdad, inflenced by High Iraqi government officials, with a jury hand-picked by the prosecution, with evidence buried under secret classifications, Vela was the sacrifice to help bring about part of the Sunni awakening of a tribe of people described by one of his commanding officers as “all Al Queada”.
He did the job he was sent there to do.
FREE EVAN VELA!