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Jury acquits Marine of covering up killings of 24 Iraqis

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posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 09:08 PM
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Jury acquits Marine of covering up killings of 24 Iraqis


www.msnbc.msn.com

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A Marine intelligence officer has been acquitted of charges that he tried to help cover up the killings of 24 Iraqi men, women and children. ...After the bombing, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and a squad member allegedly shot five men near a car at the scene, investigators said. Wuterich then allegedly ordered his men into several houses, where they cleared rooms with grenades and gunfire, killing the Iraqis, including women and children.
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posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 09:08 PM
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Ok he is still to face court-martial. What do you guys think?

Should he have been put into prison? Guilty or not? Or other thoughts on this?

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posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 09:11 PM
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Originally posted by Shar


Ok he is still to face court-martial. What do you guys think?

Should he have been put into prison? Guilty or not? Or other thoughts on this?

www.msnbc.msn.com
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What do I think? I think it would be incredibly presumptuous and arrogant for ATS members to think they would know better than a jury who heard all the evidence.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 09:12 PM
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When I served 20 years ago I would have said let the military handle it, they are (or were) completely reliable to exercise unbiased prosecution.

Now I'm no longer so confident.



posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 09:46 PM
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Well if you read the article you would see he's still going to face charges. Just not on a grand scale. 7 officers panal jury

I am wondering though why they did this in the first place? What truly was the reason behind it?

I know they can get scared sometimes and loose control, could that have been the top reason?

Did they kill women and children on purpose? Or was it an accident?




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posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 10:10 PM
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And the current administration would lead us to believe... "Don't worry Iraq's not a Vietnam."



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