Sweetness and Light did a great job over the last year documenting all that was wrong in the case against the Marines who are being prosecuted for an alleged massacre at Haditha. I noted his contribution in this post, and this, with extensive links to Sweetness and Light and other sources.

Those of us who followed the story thought it looked like a set-up job. Terrorist propagandists had conned a gullible leftist reporter from Time Magazine that a massacre had occurred. Over-zealous investigators, who trusted Iraqis, with insurgent connections, over the Marines, have tried to make the case against the Marines. Some people linked to the investigation leaked one-sided accounts of the case to the press. Former Marine and corruptible Democrat Congressman John Murtha slammed the Marines:

Murtha said high-level reports he received indicated that no one fired upon the Marines or that there was any military action against the U.S. forces after the initial explosion. Yet the deaths were not seriously investigated until March because an early probe was stifled within days of the incident, he said.

“I will not excuse murder, and this is what happened,” Murtha said “This investigation should have been over two or three weeks afterward and it should have been made public and people should have been held responsible for it.”

Now we are getting reports that the case is collapsing. Clarice Feldman, at American Thinker, links to an explosive NewsMax report that will, if true, destroy the case against the Marines ambushed at Haditha:

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.

Go read the whole piece.

These brave Marines were ambushed four times; by the terrorists in Haditha, by Time Magazine, by John Murtha, and by the US military. Time for this charade to stop and for Wuterich’s slander case against his ambushers to proceed.

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