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Heroic Haditha Marine Acquitted
Newsmax.com ^ | 6/6/08 (D Day) | Philip V. Brennan

Posted on 06/11/2008 6:36:10 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan

The long, painful ordeal of Marine 1st Lt. Andrew Grayson came to a sudden end Wednesday when a jury of seven fellow Marine officers found him not guilty of trumped-up charges that should never have been leveled against him in the first place.

As Newsmax reported on Sept. 11, 2007, Grayson earned the enmity of prosecutors when he turned down their offer that would spare him from prison if he would agree to testify against fellow 3rd battalion, 1st Marines.

"I was asked by the prosecution to fall on my sword for the greater good of the Marine Corps,'' Grayson, 26, recalled. "The prosecution wanted me to distort the truth to fit their end goal.''

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: greatnews
Great news indeed. Congratulations to Lt Andrew Grayson for upholding the finest traditions of the United States Marine Corps!

Shame, shame, shame on the Secretary of the Navy for this witch hunt. The Sec Def needs to fire his sorry ass too.

God speed to the final two defendants.

1 posted on 06/11/2008 6:36:11 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

DC Chapter ping.


2 posted on 06/11/2008 6:38:09 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

So for the numbers, 8 charged w/ 6 acquittals and 2 yet to be tried. It is my understanding that prosecutors save the hardest for last and hope the prior trials went its way and the ‘convicted’ will roll on the last ones. I know they do not have the integrity but upon the release of the last two, I would demand a public apology from each traitors like Murtha, NYT, and the various libellous rags that promoted this for so long.


3 posted on 06/11/2008 6:44:43 AM PDT by MarkT
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To: Bulldawg Fan
Still waiting to hear from that ass clown, Murtha. (crickets)

Great news, indeed!

4 posted on 06/11/2008 6:45:19 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead, then kill 'em again!)
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To: Bulldawg Fan
Congratulations Lt Grayson. Sometimes even in the worst media environments, the truth does win.
5 posted on 06/11/2008 6:45:58 AM PDT by Dawnsblood
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To: Bulldawg Fan

SOMEBODY.....PLEASE stop the madness.....Bush is a failure in this department.....


6 posted on 06/11/2008 6:46:09 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Amen!!! We owe those warriors, all of them, more than we will ever realize.

May God fully bless Lt. Grayson and keep him close. He has been through a hell worse than war.


7 posted on 06/11/2008 6:47:32 AM PDT by wizr (Your life is God's gift to you. How you live it is your gift to Him.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan
"Congratulations to Lt Andrew Grayson for upholding the finest traditions of the United States Marine Corps!"

Once again, 'Doing the job American Navy Secretaries won't do!'

GOD BLESS YOU LT. ANDREW GRAYSON, AND ALL THE BRAVE OTHERS!

Hubby and I were there to support you at the entrance to Camp Pendleton on many Saturdays showing all that we believed in you!!!!

8 posted on 06/11/2008 6:50:48 AM PDT by NordP ((Rev Wright ) - Hey, Obama... Looks like YOUR "turrr-key" has come hoooome to ROOOOST!)
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To: Bulldawg Fan
From the article: Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center which is defending Chessani stated it best: “The government ordered these Marines to the front lines. They ordered them to attack the insurgents . . . Marines, risking their lives, followed those orders without hesitation. Their reward? Criminal prosecution.

The JAG corps and the other so-called "professional" services of the militray has been inundated by liberals in their midst. The commanders of these folks should be ashamed.

Congrats to the newest innocent, I wish him luck in recovering his life.

9 posted on 06/11/2008 6:52:06 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
That would be military......

*sheepishly looks for spelcheque button*

10 posted on 06/11/2008 6:52:59 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: MarkT; RedRover
So for the numbers, 8 charged w/ 6 acquittals and 2 yet to be tried.

Decision coming June 16, next big day in Haditha case
Attorneys representing Marine Lt. Col Jeffrey Chessani will find out June 16 whether the presiding judge in the “Haditha Massacre” case will grant a defense motion to dismiss his charges because of undue command influence.

11 posted on 06/11/2008 6:53:48 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

It is so sad that these men had to go through this. I pray that the last two don’t have to go through a trial.


12 posted on 06/11/2008 7:00:22 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Bulldawg Fan

and Democrat Congressman John Murtha, who called US Marines “cold blooded killers” on National TV, still refuses to apologize to the Marines.

If you contact Congressman Murtha’s Washington Office they will tell you “the Congressman has no intention of apologizing now or ever”.


13 posted on 06/11/2008 7:08:23 AM PDT by HD1200
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To: rockabyebaby

You write: Bush is a failure in this department.

What department would that be and in what world? Should he go to Murtha’s office, the man who called them cold blooded killers, and slap him around for you or do you want to just blame Bush for the Democrats harassing the military?


14 posted on 06/11/2008 7:10:22 AM PDT by HD1200
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To: Bulldawg Fan

If the prosecutors could have remembered “God, Country, Duty and Corp. this would not have ever went to trial.


15 posted on 06/11/2008 7:13:23 AM PDT by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: BufordP

Murtha ,Murtha, Murtha shame on you !!!!
YA BIG DOPE
[Mrs T]


16 posted on 06/11/2008 7:14:49 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: HD1200

Amen Amen Well said


17 posted on 06/11/2008 7:17:02 AM PDT by LilRhody
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To: trooprally; rockabyebaby
Last paragraph of article:
Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center which is defending Chessani stated it best: "The government ordered these Marines to the front lines. They ordered them to attack the insurgents . . . Marines, risking their lives, followed those orders without hesitation. Their reward? Criminal prosecution. There must be some righteous person in the chain of command that will say 'enough is enough.'"
Murtha started this for sure. But the job of finishing this is been left to those jurors assigned to the various courts-martial proceedings.
18 posted on 06/11/2008 7:22:15 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: Lakeshark
The JAG corps and the other so-called "professional" services of the militray has been inundated by liberals in their midst.

THAT is the problem. Put their happy a$$es in an infantry platoon for 6 months on the front line outside the wire. Then they have EARNED the right to judge the men who risk everything so these lawyers can retire, run for congress or make some money. They are to Marines like tits on a bull. useless..... f'em all.

Gawd, thanks for getting my blood pressure up. I can't even stand reading these threads cause I get so p#ssed off. I've tried not to comment cause I always end up in time out from the mods.

so if you're offended..... ah nevermind, I don't give a d#mn.

19 posted on 06/11/2008 8:08:34 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: BufordP

Murtha started this for sure. But the job of finishing this is been left to those jurors assigned to the various courts-martial proceedings.
That is absolutely true!!! But, Murtha still is the cause of all the misery for our Marines. He is still a Big Dope!!!
[Mrs T]


20 posted on 06/11/2008 8:15:49 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Dick Vomer
No offense at all taken. I am personally very angry at the prosecution of these men, at Murtha, and the liberal agenda to take a victory and make it a defeat at the expense of our wonderful volunteers in the armed forces.

Luckily, I have naturally low blood pressure.......

21 posted on 06/11/2008 8:26:52 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

I wonder how many Marines will refuse to reup due to this garbage.


22 posted on 06/11/2008 8:43:31 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: cpdiii
“God, Country, Duty and Corp.(sic)

It's a Corps not a corporation.

23 posted on 06/11/2008 8:45:53 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

“It’s a Corps not a corporation”

My bad, thanks for catching my typo.


24 posted on 06/11/2008 9:34:55 AM PDT by cpdiii (roughneck, oilfield trash and proud of it, geologist, pilot, pharmacist, iconoclast.)
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To: rockabyebaby

Thanks for blaming the President it has become a standard response these days for just about everything.


25 posted on 06/11/2008 9:40:28 AM PDT by PISANO
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To: HD1200

Is bush not the commander???? One word and those soldiers are free....very simple...


26 posted on 06/11/2008 9:50:12 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: PISANO

Facts are facts my FRiend,, one word and he could have stopped this nonsense but instead he went along with it, just like the border guards STILL sitting in prison for doing their jobs, yes I blame Bush and it probably has become the standard response these days because he IS to blame.


27 posted on 06/11/2008 9:52:02 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: rockabyebaby
It is beyond my comprehension how anyone can expect the POTUS to be everything to everyone. He doesn't have enough to do then to micromanage something so far down the chain of command?

As though HE would have more FACTS about the case and know the LAW better than the boots on the ground doing the work!!!!

Thank GOD this POTUS doesn't pay attention to polls or lead by focus groups.

While trying our Marines may be disgusting to ALL OF US, I am proud he let it run it's course without interference from above.

To date the Haditha Marines have been vindicated....the system is WORKING on it's OWN as it must be to have any meaning at all!!

28 posted on 06/11/2008 11:02:48 PM PDT by PISANO
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To: rockabyebaby

Ya sure, its “simple” but only in the world of simpletons.


29 posted on 06/12/2008 1:12:17 PM PDT by HD1200
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