Monday, June 16, 2008

Lt. Colonel Jeffrey Chessani is a free man!

The trumped up charges against Lt. Colonel Chessani have been dropped! His case was dismissed by a military judge on the grounds of "unlawful command influence". Apparently there was strong evidence that the Generals in charge of the case were influenced by Colonel John Ewers, a Marine lawyer who was one of the investigating officers of the Haditha incident.

Unfortunately the big media outlets aren't talking about it. What? Are you kidding? Who is their scapegoat now?

The US government spent two years and $36 million trying to prosecute a 19-year decorated Marine officer, devoted husband and father of six children for something he wasn't even involved with. This is a man whose 2006 Combat Fitness Report declared him “a superb leader, who knows his men, knows the enemy, knows his business,” with “unlimited potential and value to the Marine Corps” .

Seven Marines have been exonerated and one Marine is left to stand trial.

It is time to go after the real criminal here and that would be the son of a bitch Jack Murtha. During the course of the investigation, Murtha came out and publicly accused the Marines of being "cold-blooded murderers" and accused high ranking officers of a cover-up:
"It's much worse than reported in Time magazine. There was no fire fight. There was no IED that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood. And that's what the report is going to tell."
But there was no evidence, the investigation was ongoing. Interesting that Murtha claims that his statements were based on a report given him by the Marines but the Marines said that the report wasn't given to Murtha until one week after he came out and made the defamatory accusations against the Marines.

Like the rest of his cronies up in DC, Murtha is protected. While I would love to see him brought up on some charges--you'd think up in DC, some creative prosecutor could come up with something!! Perhaps the seven exonerated soldiers could band together in a defamation suit? Not likely but someone should try. I'd love to be the one to dig up the dirt on Murtha. I'd love to be the one to send copies of the dirt to Chessani and the other soldiers.

Every dog has its day and Murtha is no exception. What goes around comes around Murtha, just remember that.

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