Monday, June 19, 2006

Murtha Falls again... no cover-up in Haditha!

From the LA Times:
Haditha Report to Fault Oversight, Official Says
But the findings apparently do not indicate a deliberate cover-up by officers looking into the slayings of 24 Iraqi civilians.
By Tony Perry and Julian E. Barnes, Times Staff Writers
June 17, 2006

WASHINGTON — The general charged with investigating whether Marines tried to cover up the killing of 24 civilians in Haditha has completed his report, finding that Marine officers failed to ask the right questions, an official close to the investigation said Friday.

Nothing in the report points to a "knowing cover-up" of the facts by the officers supervising the Marines involved in the November incident, the official said. Rather, he said, officers from the company level through the staff of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force in Baghdad failed to demand "a thorough explanation" of what happened in Haditha.
Hmmmm... Seems to me that John Murtha said that there was NO QUESTION when..
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US lawmaker John Murtha renewed his explosive charge that US soldiers killed unarmed civilians in Haditha,
Iraq and the US military tried to cover it up.
My, what a tangled web we weave...


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