Possible Marine Court Martials

The system is working, and the investigation is going forward:

“If the allegations are substantiated, the Marine Corps will pursue appropriate legal and administrative actions against those responsible,” said Col. David Lapan, a spokesman at Marine Corps headquarters.
“The investigations are ongoing, therefore any comment at this time would be inappropriate and could undermine the investigatory and possible legal process,” he said. “As soon as the facts are known and decisions on future actions are made, we will make that information available to the public to the fullest extent allowable.” Murtha, an outspoken war critic and retired Marine colonel, has maintained for several weeks that the reality of the Hadithah incident was far more violent than the original reports suggested.

Maybe Murtha should just STFU and let the facts be researched?
Of course, since he’s already made up his mind to score his political points, I doubt that will happen

13 Responses to “Possible Marine Court Martials”

  1. Dan Collins says:

    Let me be the first pedant to remind you that that ought to be “courts martial.”

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Is it? Cool. So it is like the plural of “Bill of lading” which is “bills of lading.”

  3. Dan Collins says:

    Yes, it’s sort of like that, except that “martial” is an adjective, and “of lading” is a prepositional phrase. It’s more like “adjutants general.”

  4. Mike Rentner says:

    Or Sergeants Major.
    It’s a froggish thing.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Heh. Reminds me of a guy I used to work with, a crusty old ecuadorian fellow. He used to say “I’m going to make photos copies.” Heh.

  6. Ken Summers says:

    So what you guys are saying is that I shouldn’t have changed all those copies to “The Brother Karamazovs”?

  7. Reminds me of a guy I used to work with, a crusty old ecuadorian fellow.
    You should also remember that was during your stint as des monde tutu in the “corps de ballet”.

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    Sadly I don’t remember much from those days, Sis, other than the visceral distaste I’ve developed for pink slippers.

  9. Ken Summers says:

    Ha! The Word Guy is on the radio right now and covered these plurals, the specific example being “teaspoonsful” vs. “teaspoonfuls”.
    Teaspoonsful, by the way, is correct.

  10. Dan Collins says:

    RsPM, not RPMs, you dolt!

  11. Ken Summers says:

    But Dan, how much is that in MsPH?

  12. Dan Collins says:

    It’s hard to say just now. My mechanic hit me over the head with a tire iron.

  13. Ken Summers says:

    I hate it when that happens…

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