Sometimes there is Good News

From the LA Times blogs there is this article by Tony Perry:
Marines will not seek to reinstate charges against top officer in Haditha killings

The Marine Corps has decided not to seek to reinstate criminal charges against a former battalion commander at Camp Pendleton for a 2005 incident in which his troops killed 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq.

Instead, the Marine Corps will convene a Board of Inquiry to hear testimony and recommend whether Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani should be demoted to major for purposes of retirement.

Even if such a recommendation is made and then accepted by
the Secretary of the Navy, Chessani’s retirement pay would still be based on being a lieutenant colonel.

The Marine Corps had sought to try Chessani for dereliction of duty for not ordering a war-crimes investigation when his Marines killed the 24, including three women and seven children. Chessani, who was not present when the killings occurred, reported to his superiors that the deaths, while tragic, were the result of fighting between Marines and insurgents.

Go to read the whole thing, sometimes good happens.

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2 Responses to Sometimes there is Good News

  1. Anonymous says:

    On the subject of the Haditha Marines
    they were accused of the crimes by highly suspect witnesses,with no real proof.It is much more likely
    that these atrocities were actually
    committed by Al Quieda to discredit and demoralize our fighting men and feed the dissent at home. Check into it yourself before accusing the Marines.

  2. Rockport Conservative says:

    I am well aware of the history of this. That is why it is labeled GOOD NEWS that all charges are dropped. Did you read it?

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