Friday, April 27, 2007

Remember the Haditha Marines accused of murder?

It was supposed to be the modern day version of MyLai.
The Legacy media flogged it like a rented mule, until even they got tired of hearing about it.

In case you've forgotten- the terrorists and their allies on the left waited over a day to decide that the Marines had killed innocent people.
Then, as in the case of Jennifer Lynch, the Media puppets began to distort the truth; and George Booosh's government AGAIN put more weight on the words of Americas enemies than the people who took an oath to defend her.

Except that the governments railroad job is falling apart. This time.

Although the prosecutors said they needed more time to prepare their cases, there is much more to the story than that has learned, and it paints a shocking picture of a prosecution that should never have been pursued.

In a nutshell, the case exploded when an intelligence officer dropped a bombshell on prosecutors during a pre-hearing interview when he revealed the existence of exculpatory evidence that appears to have been obtained by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and withheld from the prosecutors.

This officer, described by senior Marine Corps superiors as one of the best and most dedicated intelligence officers in the entire Marine Corps, was in possession of evidence which provided a minute-by-minute narrative of the entire day's action — material which he had amassed while monitoring the day's action in his capacity as the battalion's intelligence officer. That material, he says, was also in the hands of the NCIS.

Much of that evidence remains classified, but it includes videos of the entire day's action, including airstrikes against insurgent safe houses. Also included was all of the radio traffic describing the ongoing action between the men on the ground and battalion headquarters, and proof that the Marines were aware that the insurgents conducting the ambush of the Kilo Company troops were videotaping the action — the same video that after editing ended up in the hands of a gullible anti-war correspondent for Time magazine.

When asked by the prosecution team to give his copies of the evidence to the prosecution, he told that he was reluctant to do so, fearing it would again be suppressed or misused, but later relented when ordered by his commanding general to do so.

Confronted by the massive mounds of evidence that Marine Corps sources tell NewsMax proves conclusively that the cases against the Haditha Marines are baseless, the prosecutors were forced to postpone the Article 31 against Lt. Col. Chessani and two of the enlisted men in an attempt to regroup.

By granting immunity to the officer on the scene of the house-clearing effort, the prosecution, lawyers say, has further weakened its case.

... (my bolding)

Kinda like Bush's prostitutors are doing with anyone accused by our enemies, weather they're in the Mid-east or on out southern borders.
Too bad the Law on the border can't get any help from the Boosh administration, either.

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