« In The News | Main | No Rush To Judgment On Haditha »

May 30, 2006

Surely He Jests...

One reason it's not a great idea to shoot your mouth off before the investigation is complete:

In addition to video from the drone, investigators have records of radio message traffic between the Marines and a command center, said military defense lawyers who have discussed the investigation with Marines who were at Haditha but who have not yet been formally retained by them.

"There's a ton of information that isn't out there yet," said one lawyer, who, like the others, would speak only on the condition of anonymity because a potential client has not been charged. The radio message traffic, he said, will provide a different view of the incident than has been presented by Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) and other members of Congress. For example, he said, contrary to Murtha's account, it will show that the Marines came under small-arms fire after the roadside explosion.

One of the military lawyers said Nov. 19 was the 3rd Battalion's "hottest day" in Iraq, and was unusually violent even for al Anbar Province, which is where the insurgency began and where it remains extremely active.

In addition to drone surveillance that day, AV-8 Harriers were dropping bombs, helicopters were evacuating wounded, and a large firefight occurred about one-third of a mile from the site of the civilian shootings, said several people familiar with the investigation.

But hey... there's "No question about it."


What happened, I mean. Because Murtha has been briefed.

End of story.

Posted by Cassandra at May 30, 2006 08:59 AM


And isn't that why they call them briefs? You get a
snapshot..not a panorama.

I have known of a few people who based their perception on shapshots. Not a smart thing to do.

Posted by: Cricket at May 30, 2006 10:39 AM

Can you say "Witch hunt"?

Historically, I don't know of any genuine witchs being caught.
Sure there were lots of confession.

I mean, I could handle the torture, all manly men could.

The Rack.
Burning at the Stake.
The Stocks.

And my favorite, The Iron Maiden.

All just strenuous physical therapy to manly men.
(Although I'm not sure how I'd handle having my Boys whacked with a hammer)

But the people of those times weren't really manly men. I mean they wore wigs and powder. How manly is that?

But they couldn't handle the torture so they confessed.

If Bush is a manly man he'll stay the course.
If he's a gurly man, he'll give in to the torture and confess that he's a witch, and that Karl Rove is the coven leader.

I think he can hold out.
I just hope they don't whack his Boys with a hammer.

Posted by: Joatmoaf at May 30, 2006 10:44 AM

Well, you're right joat. No witches have ever been caught, unless you count Hillary, Janet Reno, etc.

But I digress.

Posted by: Cricket at May 30, 2006 10:49 AM

Well, Bush turned me into a newt.

I got bettah.

Posted by: Peasant #1 at May 30, 2006 11:59 AM

Why yes, I reckon he does jest.....but why are you asking me?

Posted by: Shirley at May 30, 2006 12:54 PM

Pass the f**king tea.
Just pass the f**king tea.

I can wait. And I'm not afraid, anymore.

Posted by: spd rdr at May 30, 2006 06:51 PM

Posted by: Cassandra at May 30, 2006 07:15 PM

Congressperson Mutha [sic] almost makes me ashamed to be from Pennsylvania...

Posted by: camojack at May 30, 2006 09:14 PM

Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)