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Thursday, August 17, 2006
Patterico’s Pontifications » Hagee’s Office Responds: Contradicts L.A. Times: "I heard back from General Hagee’s office yesterday regarding my inquiry about when Gen. Hagee briefed John Murtha about Haditha. The bottom line: Gen. Hagee’s office has directly contradicted an assertion by the L.A. Times that Gen. Hagee briefed John Murtha on Haditha before Murtha accused Marines of killing civilians in cold blood. Gen. Hagee’s office confirmed to me that the General’s first briefing to Murtha took place a week after Murtha had already made his public accusations."

4 comments:

Knucklehead said...

Can anyone point me to any reasonable updates re: the Haditha case? Are we still in "innocent until proven guilty but things don't look very good" or has the case against the Marines strengthened or weakened?

CF said...

No one has been charged and no Article 32 proceedings have been instituted. Wuterich's lawsuit in my opinion forced Hagee to state publicly that he never briefed Murtha about the case until more than a week after Murtha claimed the men had engaged in "cold blooded"murders.

David Thomson said...

“or has the case against the Marines strengthened or weakened?”

This is my guess: the so-called witnesses are lying---and their testimony is contradictory and senseless. The U.S. military, however, doesn’t want to be blamed for not doing a thorough job. Thus, this bovine excrement will continue for a few more months. The charges will ultimately be dropped.

terrye said...

Well I think that the rules of engagement may be questionable, but so far it seems that whatever happened was not cold blooded murder. More like being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I did hear that the military has stated there was "no knowing cover up"...of course that does not keep Murtha from shooting his mouth off that there was. I wonder if he realizes that this is not about Bush, it is about a former Marine accusing active duty Marines. The lack of honor is stunning.