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To: Girlene

They did ask Sharratt and Wuterich—through the thugs at NCIS.

When Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli ordered the investigation, no one at division or regiment had any fond feelings for Sharratt or Wuterich. Unfair though it would have been, I think the brass was mad as hell at those ant-like creatures far below them who caused all the trouble.

You see the result of the battalion commander sticking up for his guys.

I truly believe that the brass just felt that throwing the Haditha Marines to the wolves was the best way to make the problem go away (for them).


18 posted on 05/19/2007 8:25:15 AM PDT by RedRover (Defend Our Marines)
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To: RedRover
When Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli ordered the investigation, no one at division or regiment had any fond feelings for Sharratt or Wuterich. Unfair though it would have been, I think the brass was mad as hell at those ant-like creatures far below them who caused all the trouble.

Well, unfortunately, war is messy. War with a combination insurgency/terrorists is messier, yet.

You see the result of the battalion commander sticking up for his guys.

Yes, Chessani got thrown to the wolves like those underneath him because he refused to bow to a Times reporter. When two of his officers received a forwarded e-mail from Tim McGirk, they indicated an investigation should be started even though the questions/accusations were worthless. They were willing to investigate crazy claims, Chessani was not. Chessani got charged for standing up for his men, in my mind.

I hope Brian Rooney has a field day with these prosecutors and their "failure to investigate" charges. Failure to investigate baseless claims by a Times reporter and Iraqis who may have been mixed up with the insurgency. Sheesh!
24 posted on 05/19/2007 9:29:55 AM PDT by Girlene
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