Lack of punishment for 2005 Haditha killings – military POV?

3 years, 1 month ago

This is mostly directed to my fellow HEthens who are connected to the military as there are a number of you out there for whom I have great respect.

CNN is reporting that a Marine patrol that killed 24 civilians in Iraq is basically getting a slap on the wrist. Full story here: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/25/justice/california-iraq-trial/index.html?hpt=hp_t2.

Is this as outrageous as CNN is reporting, or is there more grey area?

For now, it would be awesome if we can resist the urge to post mean things about the military, blanket statements about cover-ups and so on. Those things definitely do happen and this may well be such a case, but let’s keep it civil even though the subject is emotionally super-charged. The act of acquitting everyone involved is so brazen that I’m asking if there could be more to this story, or if the verdict is as corrup as it looks.

January 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

What’s been done cannot be changed, and this was a long time ago.

How would making this man suffer make anything better for anyone?

There’s almost nothing that’s more pathetic than a grudge.

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Profile photo of daveb daveb (@daveb) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

Agreed, that is a good thought for a totally different discussion – the question of whether the judicial system as comprised is appropriate in today’s society. but that’s not what I was hoping to discuss.

I may not have been clear: Sure, it’s possible the answer to my question is “lawyers” or whatever, but I’m opening the door for someone to provide specific nuance, as opposed to general platitudes.

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Profile photo of ZionBorn ZionBorn (@irievibes) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

War is outrageous to begin with.

Enough said.

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