Thursday, June 05, 2008

First Marine to actually be tried in the Haditha incident (updated)

acquitted on all counts.

Unknown if that sorry bastard Murtha or Barack Whatchoosayin' Obama have any comments.

I just had to take note of a couple of points:
Of the two cases remaining, only Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich faces charges directly related to the killings. The most serious charges he faces are nine counts of involuntary manslaughter. Curiously, his case has been postponed indefinitely, and was not expected to resume until after both of his military defense attorneys had retired, weakening his defense in a complex case. Late-breaking information from Bruce Kessler of The Democracy Project, who has been covering the Haditha cases in detail, states that Lt. Col. Colby Vokey will delay his retirement again to stay with Wuterich’s defense.
The third case, against commanding officer Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, is said to be tainted by “unlawful command influence” in charging Chessani according to the judge presiding over the case, suggesting that Chessani is a political scapegoat for higher-ranking officers seeking to appease anti-war politicians. His trial is expected to commence June 17.
I'm not in on the super-secret stuff in this: I do know that if anyone thinks there are not brass who'd do these things, they're fools. And the ones pushing this, and their minions carrying it out, are disgusting.

1 comment:

Fire said...

Glad to hear it!