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The Chickenhawk is doing the happy dance today - this is just great news and should be trumpeted from the rooftops...
An investigating officer has recommended dismissing murder charges against a Marine accused in the slayings of three Iraqi men in a squad action that killed 24 civilians in Haditha, according to a report released Tuesday. The government's theory that Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt had executed the three men was "incredible" and relied on contradictory statements by Iraqis, Lt. Col. Paul Ware said in the report, released by Sharratt's defense attorneys.
And the LA Times has a little more info...
Ware, a lawyer, recommended that charges against Sharratt be dropped and that the Marine be given immunity and required to testify at hearings for other defendants.
This statement from Lt. Col Paul Ware, the hearing officer, should be the nail in the coffin for Time, Murtha and all those who were so quick to call the Marines murderers.
"To believe the government version of facts is to disregard clear and convincing evidence to the contrary, and sets a dangerous precedent that, in my opinion, may encourage others to bear false witness against Marines as a tactic to erode public support of the Marine Corps and mission in Iraq," Ware wrote.
Ware also wrote this...
"Even more dangerous is the potential that a Marine may hesitate at the critical moment when facing the enemy."
Lt. Col Ware gets a standing ovation for those statements.
I am putting all of those who convicted the Marines without a trial (yes I know there are other hearings left to go but this one should set the precedent) on notice that I will expose each and every one of you for the lying backstabbing treasonous bastards that you are.
Everyone that made any $$ off articles or speaking engagements defaming the Haditha Marines is included.
And for the disgusting POS also known as Iraq Veterans Against the War - you better hurry up and get your 15 minutes cause you are going down with the rest of the rat infested ship of fools known as the anti-war, anti-American harpies.
That is a promise from me - and I keep my promises.
Update 7/11/07 1250:
California Conservative has a great post up about the recommendation that charges be dropped and the phone call he made to Murtha's office asking for a statement. Go read Murtha Running for Cover and see how the traitor is trying to cover his butt.
Maybe we should all call Murtha's office and ask for a statement...