If so, this is damning evidence that will only help SSgt. Wunterich's case against Murtha; and I would hope that the rest of the prosecuted Marines likewise sue Murtha, McGirk, and TIME.
I couldn't say that with confidence. But it's the 3/1 would have told McGirk if he had bothered to show up for their meeting.
And this information was given to Gen Huck and others who saw no reason to investigate--and have been censured by the SECNAVY.
McGirk received his video "evidence" and contacts from two known Iraqi insurgent operatives already under observation by Marine Corps counter intelligence teams. One of the Iraqi witnesses McGirk relied on had just been released from almost six months captivity for insurgent activities and the other witness was considered a useful intelligence tool by Marines listening to him talk on his cell phone. McGirk never interviewed the Marines, who ironically had prepared a similar intelligence summary in anticipation of his canceled visit.
The summary labeled "Bargewell Discovery" pages "001083" thru "001108" was prepared by 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines using UAV images, statements obtained from the informants, and intelligence gleaned from captured insurgents to explain what happened. The information was detailed in 13 Draft Intelligence Information Reports (DIIR) from a Marine Humint Exploitation Team (HET) operating in the area.
I would hope that the rest of the prosecuted Marines likewise sue Murtha, McGirk, and TIME.
YES! EVERY LAST ONE OF THESE DESPICABLE LIARS!