Haditha charges

Clarice Feldman
After endless sensational  stories, some inspired by Congressman Murtha's intemperate and misleading claims that the Marines involved engaged in cold blooded murder", charges have been brought in this matter.

One blogger, who's kept close tabs on the case, thinks the charges are weak and the underlying case weaker still http://euphoricreality.com/2006/12/22/unraveling-haditha/:

Yesterday, eight Marines were charged with the unpremeditated murder of 24 civilians in Haditha:
  • Lt Col Jeffrey R Chessani: Violation of a lawful order; dereliction
  • Sgt Sanick P Dela Cruz: Unpremeditated murder; false official statement
  • 1st Lt Andrew A Grayson: Dereliction; false official statement; obstructing justice
  • Capt Lucas M McConnell: Dereliction
  • Lance Cpl Justin L Sharratt: Unpremeditated murder
  • Capt Randy W Stone: Violation of a lawful order; dereliction
  • Lance Cpl Stephen B Tatum: Unpremeditated murder; negligent homicide; assault
  • Staff Sgt Frank D Wuterich: Unpremeditated murder; soliciting another to commit an offence; false official statement
Uncle Jimbo opines about the charges: "I would bet the case against Wuterich and the other three is too weak for comfort and the officers are charged to make sure somebody fries. We shall see what a trial brings."
You can track the proceedings here.

h/t: Michelle Malkin 

We, too, examined the original news reports and have deep suspicions about the strength of this case.
After endless sensational  stories, some inspired by Congressman Murtha's intemperate and misleading claims that the Marines involved engaged in cold blooded murder", charges have been brought in this matter.

One blogger, who's kept close tabs on the case, thinks the charges are weak and the underlying case weaker still http://euphoricreality.com/2006/12/22/unraveling-haditha/:

Yesterday, eight Marines were charged with the unpremeditated murder of 24 civilians in Haditha:
  • Lt Col Jeffrey R Chessani: Violation of a lawful order; dereliction
  • Sgt Sanick P Dela Cruz: Unpremeditated murder; false official statement
  • 1st Lt Andrew A Grayson: Dereliction; false official statement; obstructing justice
  • Capt Lucas M McConnell: Dereliction
  • Lance Cpl Justin L Sharratt: Unpremeditated murder
  • Capt Randy W Stone: Violation of a lawful order; dereliction
  • Lance Cpl Stephen B Tatum: Unpremeditated murder; negligent homicide; assault
  • Staff Sgt Frank D Wuterich: Unpremeditated murder; soliciting another to commit an offence; false official statement
Uncle Jimbo opines about the charges: "I would bet the case against Wuterich and the other three is too weak for comfort and the officers are charged to make sure somebody fries. We shall see what a trial brings."
You can track the proceedings here.

h/t: Michelle Malkin 

We, too, examined the original news reports and have deep suspicions about the strength of this case.