Yes, but remember that the top brass not only has allowed these combat Marines to languish under false charges but that they encouraged their prosecution by their MUTE actions. These Marine’s lives are screwed thanks to the wonderful PC Command, stemming all the way to the WH and the inablility to describe WHO THE ENEMY IS.
The USMC upper echelon apparently doesn’t have the gonads of a squirrel. That includes the Army as well and we have vested interests in our fighting soldiers (and Marines) over there, believe me, but I don’t grovel at the feet of high brass just because they have their “check-off” medals and service awards, witness the treasonous gaggle of Generals who have demoralized many with their anti-Bush, anti-war diatribes, oh that’s really great leadership, I’m truly impressed.
All this plus an almost impossible to follow ROE (rules of engagement), totally out of whack with reality which is also much of the problem in this war, which GOES TO THE TOP of the Corps (and the Army).
Oh, excuse me, IMHO...there. Now, pray for the Troops and may God Bless and protect them all.
I agree with much of what you say. These Marines should not have been put through what they were put through and neither should the Haditha Marines.