More Haditha good news

| July 11, 2007

Sorry that I’m so far behind that I missed the greatest news today. According to Chickenhawk Express, the prosecutor has recommended that charges against LCpl Sharrat be dropped in the Horrible Haditha investigation;

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.

She has much more read it all – in fact, Chickenhawk Express is my daily destination for Haditha news. Of course when I started reading the Chickenhawk Express post, the first thing I thought was to call John Murtha’s office for about 900th time this month to find out when he’ll be issuing his apology. But California Conservative had already done it;

I asked the woman that answered the phone “if Congressman Murtha had a statement following a news story regarding Lt. Col. Paul Ware’s report stating that “The government’s theory that Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt had executed the three men was “incredible” and relied on contradictory statements by Iraqis.”

Instead of answering that question, she asked “So the trial is over?” I told her that it wasn’t, that the recommendation was nonbinding. Then she asked “So it isn’t over?” I confirmed that it wasn’t. I asked if Congressman Murtha would “like to make a statement considering his accusations made over a year ago on ‘This Week With George Stephanopoulos’”? Here’s her response: “Congressman Murtha doesn’t have a statement because the investigation is still ongoing.”

Pretty much the same answer I’ve been getting. But, of course, Murtha is just using this for cover. His original statement, and most of the statements before and since, have been to  endear himself to the anti-war crowd in Congress and to get himself some cover because of his morally questionable extra-governmental dealings for which he’s famous – things I’ve catalogued here. He knows that Democrats don’t throw their more criminal members to the wolves when they toe the party line. Remember how quickly James Trafficant went down because of his repeated criticism of his Democrat Party members? So does Murtha know that the reverse is just as true.

Category: Antiwar crowd, John Murtha, Politics, Society, Support the troops, Terror War

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Murtha will never apologize for his irresponsible bullshit. He’ll just continue to hide under his desk as the phone rings.

Jonn Lilyea wrote: That’d hafta be some huge desk, I s’pose.