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To: Lancey Howard; jazusamo; P-Marlowe; Girlene; smoothsailing; RedRover
I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will...

As I understand the real charge against Staff Sergeant Wuterich, he, in the mind of liberals, sent his troops on a killing spree by giving the "shoot first, ask questions later" instructions.

If every Marine is indoctrinated with the above creed "I must shoot him before he shoots me.", and since the ROEs at the time did NOT require positive ID but only a feeling of endangerment, then I see no way he can be convicted on any of the true charges.

There's always the possibility they're trying to salvage face by secretly targeting the "did not clean under his fingernails prior to dress mess" law. Just so they can say, "convicted on one charge....in the killing of 24 innocent civilians".

And you know they'll do it. It's not what's true in their mind; it's what they can spin that matters.

45 posted on 01/05/2012 12:30:18 PM PST by xzins (Pray for Our Troops Remaining in Afghanistan, now that Iran Can Focus on Injuring Only Them)
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To: xzins; jazusamo; lilycicero; smoothsailing; RedRover; bigheadfred; 4woodenboats; Lancey Howard
Looks like I picked a good time to get back online......just in time for the last Haditha Marine trial (and eventual exhoneration).

A good piece from Michelle Malkin: Remember SSgt Frank D. Wuterich: The last Haditha Marine goes on trial
47 posted on 01/05/2012 1:01:30 PM PST by Girlene
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