This Is a Damned Shameful Thing If Proven True

Evidence collected on the deaths of 24 Iraqis in Haditha supports accusations that U.S. Marines deliberately shot the civilians, including unarmed women and children, a Pentagon official said Wednesday.

I can’t see where criminal charges wouldn’t be coming (as indeed they should) based on these initial findings. At least we’ll have a chance to hear what the Marines have to say in their defense. And it would appear military authorities are being thorough in investigating all aspects.

A parallel investigation is examining whether officers in the Marines’ chain of command tried to cover up the events.

Sort it out and nail the bad guys.

2 Responses to “This Is a Damned Shameful Thing If Proven True”

  1. Mike Rentner says:

    You’re darn right they should be charged. And then some of them should probably get the needle, based on their own lawyers’ statements.

  2. What a service even the suggestion of a massacre has done the other side. Like someone said about the Abu Ghraib cretins, “The six idiots that lost the war…”

Image | WordPress Themes