June 05, 2008

Sixth Haditha Marine Exonerated

From Agence France Presse:

A court martial on Wednesday acquitted a US Marine for his role in the deaths of 24 civilians in Haditha in Iraq in 2005, the sixth man to be exonerated in the affair, a military official said.
Lieutenant Andrew Grayson, 27, was declared "not guilty on all charges" by a jury, said a spokesman for the Camp Pendleton military base in southern California where the hearing started on May 28.
Another big FAIL for Time Magazine's "investigation," done without the aid of any American employees of Time, relying instead upon native "fixers" and "translators."

AFP can't quite bring itself to disown Time [emphasis added]:

A subsequent investigation by Time magazine showed that most of the dead were killed as Marines swept through three houses near the bombing, prompting a wide-ranging internal investigation.
Really? The "evidence" Time gathered from what were most likely terrorist/insurgent propagandists "showed that?" And yet there isn't enough credible evidence to support charges against the Marines Time (and Jack Murtha) insisted were guilty?

Haditha Conviction Scorecard

Truth, Justice, and the American way: 6
Time, Murtha, and other associated forces of evil: 0

Unfortunately, it's likely that military bureaucracy will ensure that, despite their exonerations, these Marines' careers will be permanently blighted.

By Bluto10:43 AM | Comments |