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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-17-08 01:29 PM
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Military judge dismisses charges in Haditha killings
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Source: Associated Presss

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. A military judge dismissed charges Tuesday against a Marine officer accused of failing to investigate the killings of 24 Iraqis.

Col. Steven Folsom dismissed charges against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani after finding that a four-star general overseeing the case was improperly influenced by an investigator probing the November 2005 shootings by a Marine squad in Haditha.

"Unlawful command influence is the mortal enemy of military justice," Folsom said. "In order to restore the public confidence, we need to take it back. We need to turn the clock back."

Chessani, of Rangely, Colo., was the highest-ranking officer to face a combat-related court-martial since the Vietnam War.

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  -Military judge dismisses charges in Haditha killings Lone_Star_Dem  Jun-17-08 01:29 PM   #0 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-17-08 01:33 PM   #1 
  - And stomping a few minorities to boot  saigon68   Jun-17-08 02:10 PM   # 
  - I Wonder If This Line Of Reasoning...  jayfish   Jun-17-08 02:15 PM   #7 
  - The cover-up was totally predictable. Justice has died in Amerika, especially for  TooBigaTent   Jun-17-08 01:42 PM   #2 
  - There were way too many civilian casualties at Haditha to excuse or explain.  sharesunited   Jun-17-08 01:45 PM   #3 
  - at least it looks like the Mahmudiyah killer/rapists are seeing justice n/t  darue   Jun-17-08 01:55 PM   #4 
  - That's the Army  atreides1   Jun-17-08 09:07 PM   #16 
  - Ummm maybe they DIDNT do it?  surf   Jun-17-08 02:07 PM   #5 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-17-08 02:10 PM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-17-08 02:17 PM   #8 
     - Hyperbolic Bullshit!  jayfish   Jun-17-08 02:22 PM   #9 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-17-08 02:22 PM   #10 
        - Hades does not mean what you think it means. n/t  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jun-17-08 02:34 PM   #14 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-17-08 02:25 PM   #11 
  - The charges can be refiled and probably will  wmbrew0206   Jun-17-08 02:27 PM   #12 
  - No facts, please!  unauno   Jun-17-08 02:34 PM   #13 
  - I wonder what verdict might have been reached by an Iraqi court?  gratuitous   Jun-17-08 02:57 PM   #15 
  - Deleted Thoughtcrime  darue   Jun-19-08 03:22 AM   #17 

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