Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Marines, 7, Murtha, 0
Anyone remember Rep. John Murtha smearing our Marines in Iraq, accusing them of murder for an incident in Haditha?
Eight Marines were charged with various counts, including murder, for an incident following an IED explosion which killed a fellow Marine. Some Iraqi non-combatants were killed while Marines pursued enemies who the Marines claimed were attempting an ambush.
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, accused of failing adequately to investigate the incident, had the charges against him dismissed yesterday.
Of the eight Marines charged, only one now faces charges. The others' charges have been dismissed or they have been found not guilty after a trial.
Media coverage of the sensational claims of Murtha was extensive; that they have proven to be baseless has not garnered much coverage.
I'm shocked, shocked.