Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Murtha Lied; Marines Were Tried (And Acquitted)

Murtha Lied; Marines Were Tried (And Acquitted)
By Ben Johnson


On May 17, 2006, John Murtha, he of the unassailable 'warhero'/'patriot mythos, assailed his fellow Marines in Haditha as murderers “in cold blood.” The super-patriot made this indictment, in front of an international audience, before an investigation had concluded. His spurious charges seem to have done those eight men charged little legal damage – but they have caused incalculable harm to the United States armed forces still in the field.


At Camp Pendleton yesterday, military judge Col. Steven Folsom dismissed all charges against Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Chessani, the highest-ranking officer accused in the Haditha massacre-of-justice. The ruling makes him the seventh of eight accused in the Haditha skirmish to have charges dismissed. In Chessani’s case, his charges were dropped without prejudice – meaning they could be filed again later, but CentCom could not be part of the process, as there had been fear the judge had an inappropriately close relationship with one of the investigators. Chessani had been accused of violating a lawful order and dereliction of duty in reporting the incident.

The antiwar Left morphed reporting errors into a “cover-up,” much as it deformed a self-defense operation against terrorists hiding amidst Iraq’s civilian population as an imperial assault on 24 blameless Iraqi civilians cowering “as if in prayer.”

Lt. Col. Chessani can now be reunited with his six young children.“We hope it’s over,” said his attorney Brian Rooney.” We believe it should be over.” Rooney added, “We’ve had to go through a two-year process to prove what we knew from the beginning.”

Rooney referred to the report of the military’s internal investigation, issued in March 2006, two months before Murtha denounced his own military before the world. (Watch Murtha slander our troops.) The report concluded, “there is no evidence that the Marines intentionally set out to target, engage, and kill non-combatants.”

Every trial to date has proven the report truthful and Murtha a calumnious liar:

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6 Comments:

Anonymous cassie said...

Being a democrat seems to mean being a hypocrite, a liar, and a slanderer... disgusting.

3:03 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Bad link, for the comment that was here...

Hi, Cassie!

6:23 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

SORRY DOC WASHBOARD--Nobody will disparage the Marines on THIS blog. Please go to DU and post that kind of nonsense.

7:05 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

I hope that ALL those marines do a class action suit against murtha. Be nice if he was so busy defending himself, he's distracted from flushing this country and our troops down the toilet!
Wouldn't hurt if he learned the hard way, that words mean things!

tmw

3:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Murtha IS a Marine.

He's also a maroon.

6:49 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES/ANON.--Murtha WAS a Marine; he's obviously jettisoned any loyalty oaths he took then, and the honor of the corps, in favor of getting his pockets lined, having his 15 min. of fame, and getting a pat on the back--and every favor he can--from those who wish to bring down America.

He doesn't care--he hasn't got long to go--and he couldn't care less, as long as he gets his. No Marine I know, in my family, in the families of my friends would EVER act that way.

I'd like to hear any speech the Marines asked him to give--that'll show you how much of a 'Marine' he is.

3:41 PM  

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