Thursday, July 12, 2007

Cartoon courtesy of Cox & Forkum, of course.

You may have missed it, what with the practical MSM blackout on the topic (the MSM just sort of ignores the news they don't like these days), but there has been a bit of a development in the case of those Marines accused of killing Iraqi civilians in Haditha.

You may recall the case as these are the Marines that John Murtha ((D)ickhead - Pennsylvania) rushed to judgement on their guilt. These are the marines whom Murtha didn't just accuse, but convicted. He said that they had, "killed innocent civilians in cold blood." He was noisy, boisterous, and made a big splash slandering these Marines all over the MSM.

But now it seems, much as we suspected, that it wasn't exactly as Murtha would have you believe.A Marine investigator is now recommending dropping the charges. In fact, in his report, Lt. Col. Paul Ware claims that the murder theory posited was based on conflicting and contradictory reports from Iraqis. Here is the money quote:
"To believe the government version of facts is to disregard clear and convincing evidence to the contrary, and sets a dangerous precedent that, in my opinion, may encourage others to bear false witness against Marines as a tactic to erode public support of the Marine Corps and mission in Iraq," Ware wrote.
So there you go. Of course, this isn't dead until the commanding general makes the final decision, but any day you can defend a Marine against spurious charges, you should.


posted by Phoenix | 10:22 AM


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