CHARGES DISMISSED Against Haditha Marine Chessani
In May 2006 antiwar Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) accused US marines of killing innocent Iraqis “in cold blood” after the former news magazine TIME published a piece of Al-Qaeda propaganda about an incident in Haditha, Iraq.
In May 2006 antiwar Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) also announced that there was a grand coverup to to stifle the story:
Notice the ABC headline: “Worse than Abu Ghraib”
Murtha insisted there was a coverup– There wasn’t.
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani was found not guilty today on all charges today.
That makes 7 of 8 marines who have now had their charges dismissed.
(Thanks to Bronze Blog for the updated photos.)
Photos via Defend Our Marines
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani became the 7th of 8 marines cleared of wrongdoing in the Haditha, Iraq killings in 2005.
CBS News reported:
A military judge has dismissed charges against a Marine officer accused of failing to investigate the killings of 24 Iraqis.
Col. Steven Folsom dismissed charges Tuesday against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani after defense attorneys raised concerns that a four-star general overseeing the prosecution was improperly influenced by an investigator probing the November 2005 shootings by a Marine squad in Haditha.
The charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning they can be refiled, but Folsom excluded Marine Forces Central Command from future involvement.
Chessani was the highest-ranking officer implicated in the case.
Michelle Malkin says it’s time to fight the smearers:
HotAir informs that the charges were dismissed – not cleared.
Blackfive sums it up:
The most egregious actor in this sad tale, was the Lummox Murtha. What a sad sack of shite he stacks inside those suits and lumbers from trough to trough. Shame on you Mr. Murtha you disgraced yourself, the Congress and earned the disgust of 99% of the US military.
Lawhawk has more on the case.
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Is Haditha a Hoax?
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More on the Bogus Haditha Human Rights Group
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Murtha Is Caught Lying About His “Cold Blooded” Source
John Murtha Is Caught in a “Cold Blooded” Haditha Lie
Murtha Owes All Marines an Apology for His Slander!
Haditha Prosecutors Admit Their Case Is Weak
The Collapsing Haditha Case
Haditha Case Continues to Crumble
Murtha About To Get Pummeled By the Haditha Truth
Investigator Recommends Dropping Charges on Haditha Marine
All Charges Against Haditha Marine Justin Sharratt Dropped!!
Officer Recommends Charges Dropped Against Haditha Marine
Murtha Caught Red-faced– Refuses to Apologize to Haditha Marines!
“Cold-Blooded” Murtha Inquisitor- Jason Mattera- Fires Off
Officer: DROP MURDER CHARGES Against Haditha Marine!
The New York Times Mourns the Loss of Their “Defining Atrocity”
Breaking: Murtha & Media Were Willing Dupes for Al Qaeda
ANOTHER ONE!!! Haditha Marine Sharrat Will Sue Murtha!!
NOT COLD-BLOODED! Haditha Marine Will Not Face Murder Charges!
ALL CHARGES DROPPED Against Haditha Marine LCpl. Tatum
NOT GUILTY!… Another Haditha Marine- 1st. Lt. Grayson
Barack Obama: Wrong On Iraq- Wrong On Haditha
Democrat Murtha– Wrong About Haditha Coverup, Too!
UPDATE: Here is a must-see update at Modern Conservative.