Thursday, April 26, 2007
More on the Haditha Incident...
Call me cynical, but even if this case crumbles and the Marines' accounts of an "insurgent" attack is proven to be the reason they fired...I don’t expect any apologies from all those on the left that have called them murderers (including Murtha) to be forthcoming. Kind of like the Duke Lacrosse case... Aspirations have been cast and much of the damage has been done.
That being said, it seems the case against the Pendleton 8 is indeed beginning to crumble...
"...Convincing evidence that corroborates NewsMax.com's accounts of the Haditha insurgent ambush has compelled the prosecution to take extraordinary steps to bolster their crumbling case.
The stunning announcement that all charges are being dropped against Sgt. Sanick P. Dela Cruz, formerly accused of murder in the Haditha incident where 24 Iraqis were killed during an insurgent ambush against the Marines, is indication that the prosecutors have a very weak case against all the defendants, lawyers for the some of the accused say.
Much of that evidence remains classified, but it includes videos of the entire day's action, including airstrikes against insurgent safe houses. Also included was all of the radio traffic describing the ongoing action between the men on the ground and battalion headquarters, and proof that the Marines were aware that the insurgents conducting the ambush of the Kilo Company troops were videotaping the action — the same video that after editing ended up in the hands of a gullible anti-war correspondent for Time magazine...." (Read the entire article)