Judge Dismisses Charges Against Marine Officer Accused of Failing to Investigate Haditha Iraqi Killings
A military judge has dismissed charges against a Marine officer accused of failing to investigate the killings of 24 Iraqis.
Col. Steven Folsom dismissed charges Tuesday against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani after defense attorneys raised concerns that a four-star general overseeing the prosecution was improperly influenced by an investigator probing the November 2005 shootings by a Marine squad in Haditha.
The charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning they can be refiled, but Folsom excluded Marine Forces Central Command from future involvement.
Chessani was the highest-ranking officer implicated in the case.
I WISH he had some shame--but, being a democrat party member, he won't. He doesn't care that he almost ruined many soldiers' lives by his partisan attempt to hurt the Bush administration. No, he cared no more for those men than the Dems have any of our troops. Too bad they have to keep even their slanderer safe, too. That speaks to THEIR character--not his.