Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Haditha Charges Continue to Crumble...

"...A military judge dismissed charges Tuesday against a Marine officer accused of failing to investigate the killings of 24 Iraqis.

Col. Steven Folsom dismissed charges against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani after finding that a four-star general overseeing the case was improperly influenced by an investigator probing the November 2005 shootings by a Marine squad in Haditha..." (source)

When John Murtha first accused troops of "killing in cold blood", there were eight Marines charges in the "Haditha killings". Two and a half years later only ONE still faces charges. The last Marine is Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich (who spoke to 60 Minutes last September).

You have to wonder if Murtha, and countless on the left that touted Haditha as an example of the ills plaguing the American military, feel an ounce of remorse for their assumptions...or if they just feel these Marines caught a lucky break.

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