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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Marine Says Rules Were Followed

By Josh White
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, June 11, 2006; Page A01

A sergeant who led a squad of Marines during the incident in Haditha, Iraq, that left as many as 24 civilians dead said his unit did not intentionally target any civilians, followed military rules of engagement and never tried to cover up the shootings, his attorney said.

As Marine Sargent Speaks Out, Media "Massacre" Meme Starts Unraveling ...

Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich, 26, told his attorney that several civilians were killed Nov. 19 when his squad went after insurgents who were firing at them from inside a house. The Marine said there was no vengeful massacre, but he described a house-to-house hunt that went tragically awry in the middle of a chaotic battlefield...

To quote the great blogger known as 'JJ', "The MSM can just Bite me!" Accuse me of being the forever optimist, but I still strongly believe we need to keep our grimy meat-hooks off the boys in the field, and let them do what they're trained to do!

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