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This website was established to provide the facts about the Haditha incident. It was war, not murder and there was no cover-up.

Many will still insist there was a massacre in Haditha despite any actual evidence. Repeating what you've heard, especially if you're a member of the media, is easier than seeking the facts.

From start to finish, this website provided the public with more accurate coverage of the entire Haditha incident than any media source. We've never been paid or taken advertising or contributions. We just did what we felt was right. It's been our pleasure to serve our readers--those who sought the truth.

 

 

Farewell, Haditha: Nat Helms takes a look back

 

Justin's Last Journey, excerpt from a screenplay by Peter Gibbons

 

Final Words from a Haditha Marine by Major Jeffrey Dinsmore, USMC

 

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The Trial of SSgt Wuterich: The Sentence:

No Murder, No Jail, the End of an Ordeal

Camp Pendleton, Calif. – The long, lonely journey of Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich ended today when military judge LtCol David Jones sentenced the father of three to 90 days confinement and reduction in grade to Private (E-1), the lowest rank in the Marine Corps.

(Read more at the link.)

 

Previous story:

The Trial Is Over: SSgt Wuterich Pleads Guilty to One Count of Negligent Dereliction of Duty

 

Go to: A Day-By-Day Account of the Trial

 

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THE HADITHA CASE IN BRIEF...

Eight Marines were originally charged. Evidence of a massacre never materialized, and the original reports by the news media, and Congressman John Murtha, have been thoroughly discredited. Every Marine was cleared of charges of murder and cover-up.

Charges were dismissed against five Marines. The sixth was found not guilty on all counts in courts martial. A Board of Inquiry found no misconduct in the LtCol Chessani case. SSgt Wuterich pled guilty to a single count of negligent dereliction of duty.

 

HADITHA FILES

The Haditha evidence room (includes statements to investigators, the Watt and Bargewell reports, the ScanEagle surveillance video, and diagrams of the scenes of the alleged crimes, Iraqi statements, and other documents)

The hearings (summaries and documents in the six Article 32 hearings as well as unsworn statements at the hearings)

Lt Grayson acquittal (court martial summary and special messages)

Haditha Marine media interviews (also see "Rules of Engagement", the Haditha film on PBS' Frontline)

Families speak out

Murtha slander suit

Legal documents

Maps | Picture file: the accused  | Picture file: quotes

For a list of news from all sources since July 11, 2007, see below. For news and commentary prior to July 11, 2007, go to our archive. Also, click at the link for recent commentary.

 

DEFEND OUR MARINES SCOOPS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA

Click here for a list of stories that you heard here first.

 

DEFEND OUR MARINES IN THE NEWS

Major Dinsmore article quoted, North County Times, January 28, 2012

Photo credit, Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2012

Witness at Haditha, Chicago magazine, July 2008

Nazario case: Can civilian jurors understand combat decisions? , Tony Perry, Los Angles TImes blog.

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Lawyer says: "You all played a part in these victories", Richard V. Stevens, May 10, 2008.

 

NEWS AND ANALYSIS. For news prior to July 11, 2007, see our archive.

 

SSGT FRANK WUTERICH COURT MARTIAL: DAY-BY-DAY

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Day Twelve / January 23

The Trial Is Over: SSgt Wuterich Pleads Guilty to One Count of Negligent Dereliction of Duty

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Weekend Report / January 21-22

No Case Evident Yet

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Day Eleven / January 20

SSgt Wuterich's Choice: The Trial Will Go On

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Day Ten / January 19

SSgt Wuterich's Choice

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Day Nine / January 18

Major news: Possible Deal in Works

Unexpected Recess: Witness Cut Short

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Day Eight / January 17

"If I'm Receiving Fire, I've Got to Assume the House is Hostile"

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Weekend Report / January 14-16

Of Numbers and Roe

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Day Seven / January 13

"My Marines Followed the Rules of Engagement"

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Day Six / January 12

"Maybe War Should Be on Trial"

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Day Five / January 11

Dela Cruz Takes the Stand

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Day Four / January 10

LCpl Tatum Testifies

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Day Three / January 9

Evidence of Insurgents in Haditha's Hostile Houses, Defense Claims

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Weekend Report / January 7-8

What Happened in Haditha?: A Chronology of Events

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Day Two / January 6

Final Battle of Haditha Set to Begin

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Day One / January 5

Chessani Will Not Testify

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SSgt Wuterich Court Martial / Motion Hearings / January 4

In motion hearings, Judge David Jones ruled for the defense by dismissing some of the charges SSgt Frank Wuterich faces in his general court-martial. Three counts of reckless endangerment by firing a weapon where civilian deaths occurred have been dropped. The judge also dismissed a charge of obstruction of justice alleging that SSgt Wuterich encouraged one of his Marines to lie to investigators, according to SSgt Wuterich's defense team's website. Since the case began in 2006, the law has changed regarding how certain charges must be alleged on a charge sheet and the government failed to properly plead those charges.

United States v. SSgt Frank D. Wuterich: Charge sheet distributed to the media

Final Haditha trial to get under way at Camp Pendleton, Mark Walker, North County Times, January 4, 2012.

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BACKGROUND FOR THE SSGT WUTERICH COURT MARTIAL:

Preliminary hearing: Article 32 summary

Preliminary hearing: SSgt Wuterich's statement to the investigating officer

Preliminary hearing: Investigating Officer report (alternative text file)

Haditha evidence room (includes statements to investigators, the Watt and Bargewell reports, the ScanEagle surveillance video, and diagrams of the scenes of the alleged crimes, Iraqi statements, and other documents)

Analysis: Undermining Warfighting Doctrine, Bob Weimann, LtCol. USMC (Ret), former commander of Kilo Company, 3/1 Marines, January 5, 2012

Analysis: Strategic Legalism, Bob Weimann, December 31, 2011.

The Case for a Squad Leader: SSgt Wuterich in Haditha, Bob Weimann, July 25, 2008. Read it online at the link or in a pdf.

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Week one ‘Haditha’ Marine trial analysis: An ambush on Route Chestnut and the white car, Tim Sumner, 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America, January 16, 2012

Understanding the Wuterich Haditha Court Martial, Bruce Kesler, Maggie's Farm, January 12, 2012

'We've Criminalized Our Warriors', Tammy Bruce interview of Tim Sumner, 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America

Final Haditha trial to get under way at Camp Pendleton, Mark Walker, North County Times, January 4, 2012.

Marine On Trial For Deaths Of 24 Iraqis In 2005, Tom Bowman, Morning Edition, NPR, January 4, 2012

Strategic Legalism by Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, December 31, 2011.

The Never Ending Battle, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, December 29, 2011. 

New York Times Fish Story: believing in one's own bullstuff may not be the way to the truth, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, December 15, 2011

Marine 'anxious' as last Haditha trial set to unfold, Mark Walker, North County Times, December 17, 2011. 

Lawsuit filed in case involving Marines charged with Iraqi deaths (The Thomas More Law Center takes on the State Department), Tony Perry , Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2011

EDITORIAL: Exonerate the Last Haditha Marine, William T. Russell, Defend Our Marines, October 26, 2011.

POLITICAL SHOCKER! Former Murtha Aide Supports SSgt Wuterich, David Allender, Defend Our Marines, October 23, 2011. 

SSgt Frank Wuterich and Our Future in Iraq, Defend Our Marines Senior Contributor, Nat Helms, September 15, 2011

Wuterich trial in Haditha killings set, Mark Walker, North County Times, August 25, 2011.

Court rejects Haditha defendant's latest appeal, Mark Walker, North County Times, August 25, 2011.
Court rules Camp Pendleton Marine should stand trial for Iraq killings, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, August 25, 2011

Court Backs Immunity for Haditha, Courthouse News Service, July 19, 2011 (Dismissal of slander suit against Congressman Murtha)

Indefinite Delay, Defend Our Marines Senior Contributor, Bob Weimann (USMC, Ret.), July 15, 2011  

Hutchins, Wuterich awaiting decisions on their fate, Mark Walker, North County Times, June 8, 2011

Heroes and Villains, Defend Our Marines Senior Contributor, Nat Helms, June 8, 2011

Westboro Comes to St Charles, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, January 18, 2011

SSgt Wuterich Court Martial Delayed Again, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, January 17, 2011

Wuterich back in court on Monday: Marine staff sergeant, the last defendant remaining in Iraqi civilian killings, still trying to get charges dismissed, North County Times, April 23, 2011

SSgt Wuterich Court Martial Delayed Again, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, October 28, 2010

Defense Attorneys Say Marine Corps Helped Haditha Prosecution, Jamie Reno, KPBS, San Diego, September 15, 2010

Awaiting trial, Marine helped with training, San Diego Union Tribune, September 14, 2010

Big news: Wuterich prosecutors get unaired portions of '60 Minutes' interview, Mark Walker, North County Times, September 13, 2010 

Laws of War to Rules of Law or the Old Switch-A-Roo!, Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines,  September 6, 2010

SSgt Wuterich Court Martial Postponed, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, September 4, 2010

Joe Haman, a St Louis police officer and former K-3/1 Marine who served in Haditha, is in critical but stable condition after being shot multiple times in the line of duty.
While serving in Iraq, Haman was wounded during a grenade fight following the ambush of SSgt Wuterich's squad on November 19, 2005.
Haman's account refuted inaccurate media claims that a massacre, and not a firefight, had taken place in Haditha on that day. Read his story here and his subsequent interview on PBS' Frontline here and here.
May 27, 2010

"Hutchins Motion" in the SSgt Wuterich Case, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, August 28, 2010
SSgt Wuterich and the Blagojevich Fiasco, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, August 19, 2010

Haditha Trials Almost At an End, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, August 14, 2010

Haditha Incident Commander Speaks Out for the First Time, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, July 21, 2010  

Part One: "I had a feeling there was an agenda."

Part Two: "We took away the enemies’ ability to attack my Marines and civilians"

Part Three: "We had no reason to believe we had done anything wrong.”

What? The Haditha Case Isn't Over Yet?, Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, May 31, 2010

Marine's Iraq killings trial to go forward, Associated Press, March 26, 2010.

Military judge could end case of 24 Iraqi killings, Associated Press, March 25, 2010.

Marine charged in Haditha killings wins key ruling from judge, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times blog, March 23, 2010.

Marine general to testify at Haditha hearing, Associated Press, March 18, 2009.

Haditha's last defendant: Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich wants charges in civilian killings thrown out, North County Times, February 20, 2009

BOI Results--See, I Told Ya!, Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, December 19, 2009.

Mixed ruling for Marine in civilian slayings in Iraq, Mark Walker, North County Times, December 11, 2009

When Doctrine Becomes Dogma, Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, December 11, 2009

"We regrettably, killed women and children": Marine officer at center of Haditha incident explains his actions, Mark Walker, North County Times, December 10, 2009

The Marine officer who commanded the Camp Pendleton troops responsible for killing two dozen Iraqi civilians after a roadside bombing in 2005 denied Thursday trying to cover up the killings or failing to report what he knew to the chain of command in Iraq.

"I was told it was a bona fide combat action and no investigation was required," Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani said of the response he got from his superiors after he reported the incident.

Chessani also said his later removal as commander of Camp Pendleton's 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment "was the most professionally devastating day of my life."

Chessani made the comments, his most extensive since the killings, in response to questions from one of his attorneys during the final day of testimony before a three-member inquiry board at Camp Pendleton that will decide if he failed to accurately report and investigate the killings.

Read more at the link.

Casualities“Grunt Civilian” Gives Account of LtCol Chessani's Many Character Witnesses, Press release from the Thomas More Law Center, December 10, 2009

Direct from the Pendleton Battlefront: A Self Described “Grunt Civilian” gives First Hand Account of Chessani Board Of Inquiry (BOI), press release from the Thomas More Law Center, December 9, 2009

Political Equivocation at LtCol Chessani's Board of Inquiry, Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, December 6, 2009.

LtCol Chessani's Board of Inquiry begins, press release from the Thomas More Law Center, December 4, 2009.

The Sins of Generals: The Loss of Strategic Legitimacy, Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, December 1, 2009.

Haditha officer to face final hearing: Board convening at Camp Pendleton to decide fate of Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, Mark Walker, North County Times, November 29, 2009.

The LtCol Chessani case: Good news and bad news, mostly bad, Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, September 5, 2009.

60 Minutes Loses Appeal in Wuterich Case, Mark Walker, North County Times, September 2, 2009

Military appeals court rejects reporter's privilege, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, September 1, 2009 

General Conway bails, Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, June 20, 2009

New general takes over Chessani case, Mark Walker, North County Times, June 16, 2009

Wuterich oral argument scheduled, CAAFlog, June 3, 2009.

Commandant deciding fate of Chessani case: Last officer facing charges from Haditha killings may see case dismissed, Mark Walker, North County Times, June 1, 2009

Mister Secretary, it's time to end the double standard, Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, May 16, 2009

Chessani prosecution may be over: Service won't appeal dismissal of charges, attorney says; case could go to commandant, Mark Walker, North County Times,  May 5, 2009

The Marine Corps may be closer to giving up its troubled prosecution of Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, the highest-ranking officer accused of wrongdoing after 24 Iraqi civilians were slain in the city of Haditha in 2005.
Chessani's attorneys said Tuesday that they've been told the service won't seek a third appeal of a ruling dismissing two counts of dereliction of duty against Chessani, who is accused of not ordering a full-scale investigation into the killings.
A Marine Corps spokesman, however, said a final decision on possible further appeal hasn't been made. But the attorney for the appeal, Navy Lt. Timothy Delgado in Washington, confirmed a recommendation to drop the matter has been issued.
If that recommendation is followed, a final decision on whether the case gets dropped rests with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway.
And if that happens, Chessani would become the seventh of eight Camp Pendleton Marines charged with crimes at Haditha to be fully exonerated.

New general named for I Marine Expeditionary Force, Lt. Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. replacing Lt. Gen. Samuel Helland at Camp Pendleton later this year, Mark Walker, North County Times, May 1, 2009.

Court refuses to consider Chessani ruling, Haditha prosecution continues to stymie Marine Corps, Mark Walker, North County Times, April 29, 2009.

Two Awards, One Semper Fi, Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, April 10, 2009. 

LtCol Chessani. Court upholds dismissal of Haditha prosecution, Mark Walker, North County Times, March 17, 2009

Judge denies Marines access to CBS tapes:
Finding supports rights of press over prosecutor's desire for all of "60 Minutes" Wuterich interview,
Mark Walker, North County Times, March 12, 2009.

The Sins of Generals: An open letter to General Peter W. Chiarelli, Commander of the Multi-National Corps in Iraq (November 2005-February 2006), Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, February 8, 2009

The Haditha Marines: Six dropped cases, one acquittal, Tacoma News-Tribune, December 28, 2008 (also as a pdf).

The Tacoma News-Tribune published this update after being prompted by a reader. See their editorial, Let's set the record straight on the Haditha Marines, December 28, 2008 (also as a pdf).

Retired Marine critical of US military plans to keep defending servicemen, Dallas Morning News, December 9, 2008 (also in a pdf).

On SSgt Frank Wuterich and the Haditha Marines:
"Here's a Marine that's done exactly what we've asked him to do, which is go to a really crappy war, in a really crappy job, really difficult conditions. And we ask him to do  the impossible. And when innocent people get killed, we decide we're going to blame somebody and we charge these Marines."--LtCol Colby Vokey, USMC Ret.

Wuterich ruling requires tape review: Appeals court orders look at '60 Minute' outtakes for potentially damaging information, Mark Walker, North County Times,  December 1, 2008.

Haditha looks to the future: 'Iraq was sick then,' mayor says of darker days, Mark Walker, North County Times, November 22, 2008 (pdf)

Residents here don't consider the 2005 civilian killings a "massacre." Instead, they call the slayings the "Haditha accident."

The Haditha massacre, they say, was when al-Qaida insurgents lined up police officials and local men in a soccer stadium four years ago and beheaded them as part of an intimidation campaign.

Attorney describes Edmond Marine's defense, Jay F. Marks, The Oklahoman, November 21, 2008 [pdf]

[Jack B. Zimmermann] detailed his defense of Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum, one of several Marines who faced criminal charges after a Nov. 19, 2005, raid in Haditha, a western Iraq village known as a hotbed of insurgence.

Zimmerman maintained Tatum only did what he was trained to do that day. The case ended in March when military prosecutors dropped all charges against Tatum, who has since left the Marine Corps and is looking to go to college in January.

Tatum, who was at the meeting with his parents, drew a standing ovation from the crowd of more than 60 lawyers when Zimmerman introduced him as a "hero.”

SSgt Wuterich. Congressional Immunity: Defamation Suit to Draw Lines, BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times, November 18, 2008

SSgt Wuterich. Court hears arguments in case of Marine vs. Murtha, Susan Crabtree, The Hill, November 18, 2008 [pdf]

SSgt Wuterich. Defamation Suit Against Rep. Murtha Set for Argument, BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times, November 17, 2008 (pdf)

SSgt Wuterich. High Military Court orders judge to review CBS outtakes, Samantha Fredrickson, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, November 17, 2008

The Case for a Combat Commander: Lt Col Chessani in Haditha, Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, November 9, 2008

Undue Influence from the Start, Bob Weimann, LtCol USMC (Ret), Defend Our Marines, October 30, 2008.

Initially, when the Haditha story broke, a number of things did not make sense to me and sent my mental warning flags flying. One of the concerns was that so many of the Pentagon generals seem to be involved while the investigations were still being conducted. In addition, the Washington generals were not relying on the combat commanders in Iraq to establish the facts of Haditha but were responding to the Washington political pressure and media.

Murtha Still Lying After All These Years, David Allender, Defend Our Marines, October 18, 2008.

To Dismiss or Not to Dismiss: Case Under-the-Influence Staggers On, David Allender, Defend Our Marines, October 17, 2008.

Bill O'Reilly calls on Murtha to apologize, Read the transcript here, or watch the segment: Windows media, Bill O'Reilly, The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News, October 16, 2008.

Marine Corps' Haditha appeal goes to court on Friday, At issue is whether illegal command influence tainted Chessani case, Mark Walker, North County Times, October 13, 2008.

The Sins of Generals: An open letter to General Michael Hagee, Commandant of the Marine Corps (2003-2006), Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, October 11, 2008

Col Stahlman. Chevy Chase Marine remembered for his outstanding reputation, Maryland Gazette, October 9, 2008.

Murtha Sticks to Haditha Slander, Denies Facts in Exonerations, Credits self as caring and wise, David Allender, Defend Our Marines, October 9, 2008.

Dispense justice for all: Courts will weigh Murtha’s guilt, innocence, The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pennsylvania), October 2, 2008.

Justin Sharratt, interviewed on Fox News, October 1, 2008. Read the transcript and see the clip.

Award.com creates awards for Haditha Marines. Read the  press release here, October 1, 2008.

Justin Sharratt. Former Marine Sues Politician Over Remarks About Haditha (pdf), Wall Street Journal Law Blog, September 26, 2008.

Haditha prospers as 'massacre' fades, Flower shops, stores selling women's jeans can be found in what has become a bustling city, Gordon Dillow, Orange County Register, September 26, 2008.

Justin Sharratt. U.S. Marine sues Rep. Murtha for slander (pdf) UPI, September 26, 2008.

Justin Sharratt. In the Crosshairs: The Lummox Murtha (pdf), BlackFive, September 26, 2008.

Justin Sharratt. Haditha Marine sues Murtha (pdf), Washington Post, September 26, 2008.

Justin Sharratt. On the Docket, (pdf), Fox News, September 26, 2008.

Justin Sharratt. Ex-Marine sues Rep. Murtha over Haditha comments, Associated Press, September 25, 2008.

You read it here first! Murtha Faces Triple-Whammy: Sharratt, Chessani, Wuterich plaintiffs. Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, September 25, 2008.

You read it here first!  Sharratt Sues Murrtha, David Allender and Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, September 24, 2008.

SSgt Wuterich. CBS Fights the Corps, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, September 17, 2008

The CBS television network battled it out with the Marine Corps Wednesday morning at the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. The fight is over outtakes from a 60 Minutes interview with a Marine sergeant accused of killing civilians in Haditha, Iraq. Read more here.

SSgt Wuterich. Highest military courts hears arguments in CBS subpoena case, The Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press, September 17, 2008 [pdf].

Rumsfeld Created Haditha Group to Counter Murtha: Led to prosecution of Marines, Nathaniel R, Helms, Defend Our Marines, September 15, 2008.

When Pennsylvania Congressmen John Murtha charged eight Marines with “cold blooded murder” and “cover up” at Haditha more than two years ago, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld immediately formed a study group to counter the powerful Democrat’s accusations.

The study group’s analysis of the political and legal situation was used to help decide what course of action to take against eight Marines accused of massacre and cover up by Murtha in the deaths of 24 Iraqis at Haditha, Iraq on November 19, 2005. Read more here

Remaining Haditha cases mired in courts (pdf), Mark Walker, North County Times, September 13, 2008.

LtCol Chessani. Thomas More Law Center Answers Prosecutor’s Appeal in LtCol Chessani Case, August 19, 2008 (pdf). Read the TMLC's answering brief here.

Slander isn't pretty--or is it? Murtha's mouthpiece named "most beautiful" guy, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, Augusts 12, 2008.

Marine Corps seeks to reinstate Haditha charges, Appeal says judge erred in dismissing case against Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, Mark Walker, North County Times, August 4, 2008.

SSgt Wuterich. Marine Corps battles CBS in brewing First Amendment case, Mark Walker, North County Times, August 2, 2008.

Government Appeals Military Judge’s Decision to Dismiss Charges Against LtCol Chessani, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, July 29, 2008.

Dark Horse Challenging Congressman Murtha Turns Out to be a Thoroughbred, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, July 28, 2008.

Haditha Marine Father Slams Murtha, Darryl Sharratt, July 28, 2008

The Case for a Squad Leader: SSgt Frank Wuterich in Haditha, Bob Weimann, Defend Our Marines, July 25, 2008.

CBS files appeal over Haditha interview, Chelsea J. Carter, Associated Press, July 14, 2008.

Government Prosecutors Go Back To Court in Haditha Case, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, July 9, 2008.

* Read the press release from the Thomas More Law Center here.

Government Takes First Step to Overturn Judge’s Dismissal of Charges Against LtCol Chessani, Thomas More Law Center press release, July 9, 2008

MARCENT Spokesman Lt. Col. Sean Gibson Transferred, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, July 6, 2008.

Haditha cases continue to unravel: Unlawful-influence finding may have domino effect, Mark Walker, North County Times, June 28, 2008.

Commanders Preoccupied with Haditha Legal Battles While Their Marines Fight on Two Fronts, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, June 28, 2008.

Dailies' Haditha coverage admirable: more even-handed than national media, Dave Kopel, Rocky Mountain News, June 28, 2008.

Journalism or evidence or both?, Kevin D. Williamson, National Review blog, June 27, 2008.

CBS to Appeal Military Court Ruling on Haditha Interview, Brian Stelter, New York Times, June 27, 2008.

Major news! You read it here first! Court of Appeals Rules Against CBS in the Haditha Case: CBS Will Fight Ruling,  Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, June 25, 2008.

Transcript of ruling dismissing charges against LtCol Chessani, Thomas More Law Center press release, June 24, 2008.

Defend Our Marines in the news: Witness at Haditha, Chicago magazine, July 2008.

Editorial: Half-cocked on Haditha, Augusta Chronicle, June 20, 2008.

Haditha victims' kin outraged as Marines go free, Leila Fadel, McClatchy Newspapers, June 21, 2008.

Thomas More Law Center to Government - Time to End the Haditha "Fiasco", Thomas More Law Center press release, June 20, 2008.

Overview: Justice? Haditha again, Mackubin Thomas Owens, National Review Online, June 19, 2008.

Government Appeals LtCol Chessani Dismissal – Prosecution Turns into Persecution, Thomas More Law Center press release, June 19, 2008.

Marine Corps appealing dismissal ruling for Chessani, Government and defense have 40 days to prepare briefs for military appellate court, Mark Walker, North County Times, June 17, 2008.

Credit where it's due: Michael Savage had the story about the government's appeal first: the appeal document is at the link.

Charges against Haditha commander dismissed, Judge says case was 'tainted' by 'unlawful command influence', Mark Walker, North County Times, June 17, 2008.

Haditha charges against Marine officer dismissed, Associated Press, June 17, 2008.

Haditha charges dropped against top Marine officer, Reuters, June 17, 2008.

Haditha case attorneys feel case may be dropped, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, June 16, 2008.

CBS wins Peabody Award for 60 Minutes SSgt Wuterich interview, TV Week, June 15, 2008 (pdf).

Key ruling expected in war crime case, Mark Walker, North County Times, June 15, 2008.

Haditha prosecutions under fire, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2008.

Quote: "Haditha has had a strange history. It was initially a very aggressive charging by the Marine Corps. Then it became a media-driven prosecution and finally it's become a media-driven case of honorable warriors done wrong by their too-eager-to-charge leadership. Perhaps we're merely seeing the military justice system reach the correct results."--Gary Solis, former Marine, law of war expert and law professor at Georgetown

Decision coming June 17, next big day in Haditha case, Nathaniel R. Helms, June 9, 2008

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Reaction to the verdict in the Lt Grayson case...

Huzzah! Huzzah! HUZZAHHH!, Bob Weimann, LtCol USMC Ret, Defend Our Marines, June 6, 2008.

Heroic Haditha Marine Acquitted, Philip V. Brennan, NewsMax, June 6, 2008.

Haditha Marine found not guilty on all counts, Kim Priestap, Wizbang, June 5, 2008.

Murtha and jihadi TV still holier than thou over Haditha Marine’s acquittal, Tim Sumner, 9-11 Families for a Safe & Strong America, June 5, 2008.

What’s happening with Haditha prosecutions?, Ed Morrissey, Hot Air, June 5, 2008.

Haditha case dwindles with innocent verdict, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, June 5, 2008.

Marine Acquitted of Haditha Charges; Judge Defers Decision on Crucial Motion and Delays Trial in LtCol Chessani Case, press release from the Thomas More Law Center, June 5, 2008.

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Lt Andrew Grayson Court Martial / Day Six / June 4, Wednesday

See our diary.

Major news: Haditha Marine acquitted: Lt. Andrew Grayson cleared on all charges, Teri Figueroa, North County Times, June 4, 2008.

Government screwed up, wants heroic lieutenant to go to jail, David Allender, Defend Our Marines, June 4, 2008

General Mattis testimony: History repeats itself, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, June 4, 2008

Marine acquitted in Haditha killing cover-up case, The Associated Press, June 4, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

Jury gets case of Marine accused of Iraq cover-up, Associated Press, June 4, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

Jury hears different views of Haditha probe, Associated Press, June 4, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

Prosecutor: Marine 'chose to lie' in Haditha case, Associated Press, June 4, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

Quote: Grayson says he did nothing wrong. He was not at the scene of the killings on Nov. 19, 2005, but is accused of a telling a sergeant to delete photographs of the dead from his digital camera and laptop computer.

Prosecutors say Grayson also lied five times to investigators before admitting he ordered the photos deleted.

"Gentlemen, why would an otherwise promising officer make a statement like that? The government's argument is that it was to avoid accountability," Atterbury said.

Closing arguments set for Marine accused in Haditha case, Associated Press, June 4, 2008.

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Lt Andrew Grayson Court Martial / Day Five / June 3, Tuesday

See our diary.

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Lt Andrew Grayson Court Martial / Day Four / June 2, Monday

See our diary.

Judge drops obstruction charge in Haditha case mid-trial, Teri Figueroa, North County Times, June 3, 2008.

Judge dismisses obstruction charge in Haditha case, Associated Press via the San Diego Union-Tribune, June 3, 2008.

Major news! You read it here first! Judge Dismisses Charge Against Lt Andrew Grayson, David Allender, Defend Our Marines, June 2, 2008.

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General denies conflict of interest at hearing: He says aide didn't advise on Haditha, Steve Liewer, San Diego Union-Tribune, June 3, 2008.

General denies being influenced in war crimes cases, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, June 2, 2008

Quote: Under questioning from defense attorney Robert Muise, Mattis also denied there was anything improper about permitting a Marine lawyer involved in the initial investigation into the Haditha killings to attend meetings in his office where the case was discussed before the preliminary hearing.

The lawyer, Col. John Ewers, attended the meetings because he was involved in other cases and never spoke about the Haditha case, Mattis testified. Ewers, following Mattis on the stand, said the same thing.

Mattis was commanding general of the Marine Forces Central Command when he brought charges in late 2006 against Chessani and seven other Marines. He is now commander of a joint forces command and also NATO supreme allied commander for transformation.

Mattis testified that he spent more time on the Haditha case than any other matter during his tenure  as c.g. of Marine Forces Central Command, including reading 9,000 pages from a Naval Criminal Investigative Service report.

"I did not make any decision where I did not feel I had intellectual dominance over the material," he said.

General to take hot seat in court, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2008

Attorney: Gen. Mattis to testify Monday in Haditha case, Teri Figueroa, North County Times, May 30, 2008.

Fallujah case. Marine Released from Civilian Custody in Fallujah Case, Nathaniel R. Helms,  Defend Our Marines, May 30, 2008.

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Lt Andrew Grayson Court Martial / Day Three / May 30, Friday

Army investigator testifies in Marine's court-martial, Steve Liewer, San Diego Union Tribune, May 30, 2008.

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Lt Andrew Grayson Court Martial / Day Two / May 29, Thursday

Marine 'lied' over Haditha deaths, BBC News, May 29, 2008

Marine testifies he was ordered to delete Haditha photos, Chelsea J. Carter, Associated Press, May 29, 2008

Attorney: Accused Marine 'fall guy' in Haditha case, Opening statements, testimony kick off court-martial for Lt. Andrew Grayson, Teri Figueroa, North County Times, May 29, 2008.

Defense says Marine was 'fall guy' in Haditha case, Chelsea Carter, Associated Press, May 29, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

Prosecutor says Marine covered up Iraqi civilian killings, Chelsea Carter, Associated Press, May 29, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

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Lt Andrew Grayson Court Martial / Day One / May 28, Wednesday

Jury selection begins in first Haditha court-martial, Teri Figueroa, North County Times, May 28, 2008.

Marine heads to trial on obstruction charges in Haditha case, Chelsea J. Carter, Associated Press, May 28, 2008.

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Memorial Day tribute to the 3/1 Marines: A Day to Remember Those Who Served, Marine-Moms Bethesda, Memorial Day, 2008.

Lt Grayson. Marine officer to stand trial next week in Haditha case, AFP, May 23, 2008.

Fallujah case. Marine Jailed by Federal Judge for Refusing to Testify Against Brother Marine, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, May 22, 2008

Undue influence cited in Chessani case: Ruling by military judge could have major impact in prosecution of Haditha Marine lieutenant colonel, Mark Walker, North County Times, May 21, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

LtCol Chessani. Major Setback for Prosecutors in Chessani Court Martial; Military Judge Finds Evidence
of Unlawful Command Influence
, Press release from the Thomas More Law Center, May 21, 2008

Bittersweet Memorial Day: Family of Haditha Defendant Speaks Out for First Time, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, May 19, 2008.

SSgt Wuterich. Haditha Defendant Loses Marine Corps Defense Team, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, May 16, 2008.

Fallujah investigation. Fallujah Marine Given Immunity to Testify Against His Former Squad Leader in Federal Court, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, May 15, 2008.

Iraq: From war zone to courtroom, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2008.

LtCol Chessani. Military judge will hear critical motions in Haditha case, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, May 6, 2008.

LtCol Chessani. Three Iraqis to testify at Pendleton on Haditha killings, Rick Rogers, San Diego Union Tribune, May 5, 2008.

Broomfield fakes it in "The Battle for Haditha", David Allender, Defend Our Marines, May 4, 2008.

"People died because it's war", an interview with "Battle for Haditha" star, Elliot Ruiz, Defend Our Marines, April 12, 2008.

LtCol Chessani. Military judge to hear crucial motions in Haditha case tomorrow, Thomas More Law Center, May 6, 2008.

You read it here first! Court-martial of highest ranking officer charged with crimes at Haditha may be delayed again, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, May 1, 2008.

Defend Our Marines in the news: Massacre Flick Called Fake, April 27, 2008.

Major news! You read it here first! Damage control team failed to prevent Haditha media nightmare, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, April 21, 2008.

Exclusive report on the Fallujah investigation. Marine charged in civilian court with voluntary manslaughter at Fallujah seeks dismissal of charges, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, April 21, 2008.

Now they ignore Haditha: 'Massacre' loses its luster for media now that charges are melting away, Augusta Chronicle editorial, April 17, 2008.

LtCol Chessani. Charges against Haditha commander upheld, Mark Walker, North County Times, April 15, 2008.

LtCol Chessani. Judge delays start of Haditha officer trial to June, Associated Press, April 15, 2008.

LtCol Chessani pre-trial hearing: Murtha, NCIS Sec., and Several Marine Generals Demanded in Unlawful Command Influence Motion, Thomas More Law Center, April 14, 2008.

Lawyers to Expose 'Unlawful Influence' in Haditha Case, Philip V. Brennan, Newsmax, April 14, 2008.

LtCol Chessani. Haditha battalion commander in court next week, Mark Walker, North County Times, April 11, 2008.

New York Times buries Haditha exoneration, Kevin D. Williamson, National Review blog, April 1, 2008.

Lt Andrew Grayson, Ohio Marine To Face Court-Martial Next Month, Associated Press, March 29, 2008.

LCpl Tatum. Marine Charges 'Mistake,' Lawyer Says, Nathaniel R. Helms, Newsmax, March 29, 2008.

LCpl Tatum. Marine cleared in civilian killings in Haditha, Iraq, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, March 29, 2008.

LCpl Tatum. Case against U.S. Marine is dismissed, Paul von Zielbauer, New York Times, March 29, 2008.

Wuterich last [enlisted] Marine to face charges, Adam Wittenberg, Record-Journal (Meriden, CT), March 28, 2008.

LCpl Tatum. Marine Corps drops charges against Haditha defendant, Mark Walker, North County Times, March 28, 2008.

A message from LCpl Tatum's defense team, Defend Our Marines, March 28, 2008.

Major news: Haditha charges against Tatum dropped, Nathaniel R. Helms, Newsmax, March 28, 2008.

Note from the Sharratt family on the eve of the LCpl Tatum court martial, Darryl Sharratt, Defend Our Marines, March 26, 2008.

Haditha Bombshell: Pentagon Had Secret Committee, Phil Brennan, Newsmax, March 26, 2008.

Shadow body monitoring the Haditha prosecution?, Thomas Lifson, American Thinker, March 26, 2008.

Col. Watt testifies: It all started with e-mails from McGirk, Defend Our Marines, March 20, 2008.

LCpl Stephen Tatum. Marine's defense jabs at evidence, San Diego Union-Tribune, March 19, 2008.

LCpl Stephen Tatum. Marine can't show jury polygraph results, North County Times, March 18, 2008.

"Battle for Haditha" bombs in England, David Allender, Defend Our Marines, March 18, 2008.

Haditha defendant ordered to talk: Directive may signal a weakness in government's case against accused Marines,  Mark Walker, North County Times, March 16, 2008.

Lt. Col. Chessani. Marines Fight "Domestic" Enemies, Ros Prynn, News Blaze, March 16, 2008.

Donations accumulate for Wuterich defense, Record-Journal (Meriden, Connecticut), March 15, 2008.

Marines vs Code Pink in Berkeley, Daily Show transcript, March 10, 2008.

Defend Our Marines in the news: Winter Soldiers Face New Law, Denis Keohane, American Thinker, March 9, 2008.

Winter Soldiers on slippery slope to Haditha, Nathaniel R. Helms and David Allender, Defend Our Marines, March 9, 2008.

LCpl Tatum trial now leads the way in the so-called "Haditha Massacre" case, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, March 7, 2008.

Judge won't dismiss charges against Haditha commander, Mark Walker, North County Times, March 5, 2008.

Haditha Cover-Up: Murtha Deposition Nixed, Philip V. Brennan, Newsmax, March 5, 2008.

Judge denies request to interview congressman in Haditha case, Associated Press, March 5, 2008.

Read the press release from LtCol Chessani's attorneys here.

Lt. Andrew Grayson. Hearing scheduled over alleged false statements in Haditha case, San Diego Union Tribune, March 1, 2008.

SSgt Wuterich. Court-martial of Marine postponed over CBS subpoena, Associated Press, March 1, 2008.

Helms to cover Haditha trials for Newsmax, David Allender, Defend Our Marines, February 29, 2008.

LCpl Sharratt. Haditha Marine cleared of murder charges will challenge prosecution, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, February 28, 2008.

Wuterich trial start delayed, Mark Walker, North County Times, February 26, 2008.

SSgt Wuterich. Judge Denies Prosecutors Haditha Footage, Associated Press, February 23, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

SSgt Wuterich. Judge throws out subpeona request, Associated Press, February 21, 2008.

SSgt Wuterich. First Haditha trial set to unfold, Mark Walker, North County Times, February 23, 2008.

SSgt Wuterich. Prosecutors Seek Footage in Haditha Case, Associated Press, February 22, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

Haditha law, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times blog, February 21, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

More problems surfacing in Haditha trials, Mark Walker, North County Times, February 21, 2008.

Prosecutor: Marines witnesses unhelpful, Associated Press, February 20, 2008.

Barrage of Motions Unleashed in Defense of Marine Lieutenant Colonel Chessani -- Hearings Begin Tomorrow, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, February 19, 2008.

Frontline looks at Haditha incident, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, February 19, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

Frontline takes a different look at Haditha, Andrew Perlot, Meriden Record-Journal, February 18, 2008.

Defend Our Marines in the news: PBS program to spotlight Haditha killings, Jay Marks, The Oklahoman, February 17, 2008.

Is Al Qaeda Propaganda Forcing the Marine Corps to Reinvent Itself? by Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, February 15, 2008.

Maj. Jeffrey Dinsmore. Key Witness in Haditha Case to Testify, Philip V. Brennan, Newsmax, February 15, 2008.

Haditha trial keys on three children, Kenneth F. Englade, Washington Times, February 15, 2008.

Major news! You read it here first! Chief Prosecutor in SSgt Wuterich Case Replaced, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, February 15, 2008.

Wuterich attorneys seek to question generals, congressman, Mark Walker, North County Times, February 14, 2008.

LCpl Stephen Tatum. Attempt to Dismiss Charges in Haditha Trial, Associated Press via Fox6, February 14, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

LCpl Stephen Tatum. Haditha defendant ordered to testify against another, Mark Walker, North County Times, February 13, 2008.

Maj. Jeffrey Dinsmore. Prosecutor Seeks to Bar Key Haditha Witness, Philip V. Brennan, Newsmax, February 13, 2008. [Story no longer at original url.]

Haditha film coming to Frontline on PBS, an interview with producer Arun Rath by David Allender, Defend Our Marines, February 11, 2008.

Open Letter to the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps concerning the 3/1 Haditha Marines by Bob Weimann, LtCol USMC Ret, former Commanding Officer Kilo, Company 3/1, Defend Our Marines, February 8, 2008.

Another perspective on Haditha, Thad Coakley, North County Times, February 2, 2008.

SSgt. Frank Wuterich. Iraqis to be questioned in Haditha killings, Mark Walker, North County Times, February 1, 2008

SSgt. Frank Wuterich. Corps subpoenas outtakes from '60 Minutes' interview, Rick Rogers, San Diego Union-Tribune, February 1, 2008.

Lt. Andrew Grayson. Marine officer arraigned in Haditha case: 1st Lt. Andrew Grayson's court-martial to start May 28, Mark Walker, North County Times, January 24, 2008.

Lt. Andrew Grayson. Marine in Haditha case to go on trial in May, Reuters, January 23, 2008.

Lt. Andrew Grayson. Marine does not enter plea in Haditha killings case, Associated Press, January 23, 2008.

Defend Our Marines in the news: Critics at war with military justice, Aamer Madhani, Chicago Tribune, January 19, 2008.

SSgt Wuterich to be first Haditha Marine on trial, Defend Our Marines, January 9, 2008.

Wuterich Continues Murtha Lawsuit Despite Manslaughter Charges, John Bresnahan, CBS News, January 8, 2008.

No murder charges filed in Haditha case: Four Marines to face lesser charges after two-year inquiry into Iraqi killings, by Josh White, Washington Post, January 4, 2008.

Quote: Initially called a massacre by Iraqi residents of Haditha and later characterized as coldblooded murder by a U.S. congressman, the case has turned not on an alleged rampage but on a far more complex analysis of how U.S. troops fight an insurgency in the midst of a population they seek to protect.

SSgt Frank Wuterich. Marine to Answer Haditha Charges, Associated Press, January 9, 2007 [Story no longer at original ul].

Slanderous movie to open in the UK. Contender takes 'Haditha' in U.K.,

No massacre in Haditha: New charges refute Murtha, media allegations, by Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, December 31, 2007.

Defend Our Marines in the news Marine faces court-martial in deaths, Anthony Gottschlich, Dayton Daily News, December 31, 2007. 

Lt Andrew Grayson and SSgt Frank Wuterich. Marines order two more Haditha trials, Mark Walker, North County Times, December 31, 2007.

Lt Andrew Grayson and SSgt Frank Wuterich. Court-martial set for Marine accused in Haditha killings, CNN, December 31, 2007.

Haditha and Fallujah cases on the 2008 docket, Mark Walker, North County Times, December 31, 2007.

Major news! You read it here first! Lt Andrew Grayson. Second officer to face court martial for Haditha, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, December 31, 2007.

Man of the Year, 2007: Phil Brennan of Newsmax, Defend Our Marines, December 30, 2007.

A trying year for Marines Corps, Mark Walker, North County Times, December 29, 2007. Also, key dates in cases against Camp Pendleton troops.

Congressman Murtha. Millions in Earmarks Purchase Little of Use, Washington Post, December 29, 2007.

Major news! You read it here first! Big break for Haditha defense: key Marine witness granted immunity, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, December 28, 2007.

Learning to lead when lives are on the line, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, December 23, 2007.

LCpl Stephen Tatum. Marine’s attorney plans to ask for case dismissal, Edmond Sun (Oklahoma), December 20, 2007

LCpl Stephen Tatum. Haditha defendant wants Murtha, Hagee to talk, Teri Figuero, North County Times, December 19, 2007.

LCpl Stephen Tatum. Lawyer in Haditha Case Plans to Depose Murtha, Fox 6, December 19, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

LCpl Justin Sharratt. Operation Good Name, Michael Jones, Observer-Reporter, December 16, 2007.

Thanksgiving is no time of joy for families of Marines charged with crimes, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines,  November 22, 2007.

Major news! You read it here first! Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, Col. Richard G. Sokoloski, and Col. Stephen W. Davis. Letters of censure say senior officers betrayed trust of Marine Corps, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, November 15, 2007.

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Lt Andrew Grayson Article 32 / Day Four / November 17, Saturday

Charges against Haditha defendant questioned, Mark Walker, North County Times, November 17, 2007

Lt Andrew Grayson Article 32 / Day Three / November 16, Friday

Final Haditha hearing set to conclude, Mark Walker, North County Times, November 16, 2007

Lt Andrew Grayson Article 32 / Day Two / November 15, Thursday

Charged Marine praised by fellow officers, Mark Walker, North County Times, November 15, 2007

Haditha hearing judge may step down, Mark Walker, North County Times, November 15, 2007.

Lt Andrew Grayson Article 32 / Day One / November 13, Tuesday

Prosecutor says officer at Haditha lied, Mark Walker, North County Times, November 14, 2007

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Lt Col. Chessani. Chessani reserves plea in Haditha case, Mark Walker, North County Times, November 16, 2007.

Lt Col. Chessani. Battalion commander arraigned on Haditha charges, Mark Walker, North County Times, November 16, 2007.

LCpl. Stephen Tatum. Marine arraigned in Haditha killings, declines to enter plea, Associated Press via The San Jose Mercury News, November 13, 2007.

LCpl. Stephen Tatum and Lt. Andrew Grayson. Marine arraigned in Haditha killings, Mark Walker, North County Times, November 13, 2007

Lt. Andrew Grayson. Next Haditha hearing set for next week, Mark Walker, North County Times, November 8, 2007

Lt. Gen. Samuel T. Helland (new convening authority), Helland assumes I MEF command, North County Times, November 5, 2007

Gen. James Mattis. Marine general bids farewell (Lt. Gen. Helland to take over as convening authority), Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, November 3, 2007.

Court martial for 2 in Haditha deaths, Associated Press, October 19, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

Two Haditha Marines face general court-martial, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, October 19, 2007.

Major news: Chessani and Tatum ordered to trial in Haditha killings, Mark Walker, North County Times, October 19, 2007.

LCpl Tatum's lawyers respond to the news...

October 19, 2007
Today charges of murder were dismissed, and lesser charges were referred to trial against Lance Corporal Stephen Tatum. We are very disappointed that the Commanding General did not follow the recommendation to withdraw and dismiss all charges made by the experienced trial judge who heard all the evidence during the Article 32 Investigation.
However, LCpl Tatum did not commit any crime, and we will take the fight to the courtroom. We will vigorously challenge the government's case, and nothing will be left undone in defense of this fine young Marine.
Referring this case to trial imperils every young Marine and soldier who faces a split second decision in combat. The success of future infantry combat operations is at stake. We remain convinced that the military justice system eventually will reach the right result.
Kyle R. Sampson
Jack B. Zimmermann

Attorneys
Zimmermann, Lavine, Zimmermann & Sampson P.C.

SSgt. Wuterich. Recommendation in Haditha killings challenged, Mark Walker, North County Times, October 16, 2007.

Time magazine wants a lynching, not justice (what else is new?): Who will be punished for Haditha?, Time, October 11, 2007

Major news: SSgt Frank Wuterich. Investigating Officer: Drop murder charges against SSgt Frank Wuterich

Major news: SSgt Frank Wuterich. North County Times, September 26, 2007.

The Few, The Proud, The Exonerated, Michael O. Tremoglie, The Philadelphia Bulletin, September 24, 2007.

Officials say evidence shows justification in some Haditha shootings, Rowan Scarborough, The DC Examiner, September 24, 2007.

Gen. James Mattis. Mattis leaves lasting legacy at Camp Pendleton, Mark Walker, North County Times, September 23, 2007.

Major news: Lt. Andrew Grayson. Marine's pretrial hearing in Haditha case scheduled, Rick Rodgers, San Diego Union-Tribune, September 21, 2007.

Confronting Murtha:  Will John Murtha Apologize for Comments?, Hannity & Colmes, Fox News, September 20, 2007.

Maj. Gen. Samuel T. Helland, new convening authority. Helland nominated for lieutenant general, North County Times, September 19, 2007.

Major news: Capt. Lucas McConnell. Charges in Haditha case are dropped. Rick Rodgers, San Diego Union-Tribune, September 19, 2007.

Document administratively clearing Capt McConnell of charges at the link

Major news: Capt. Lucas McConnell / press release from attorney Kevin McDermott. Charges dismissed against company commander in the Haditha, Iraq investigation, Defend Our Marines, September 18, 2007.

Major news! You heard it here first: Capt. Lucas McConnell. Marine Corps Clears Company Commander at Haditha of all Charges, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, September 18, 2007.

Haditha Allegations Against 1st Lt Andrew Grayson, press release from attorney Joseph N. Casas, September 12, 2007.

Gen. James Mattis. Bush names head of Norfolk-based Joint Forces Command, Daily Press, September 11, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

Lt. Andrew Grayson. Marines assert integrity at Haditha trial, Phillip V. Brennan, Newsmax, September 11, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

Lt. Andrew Grayson. Lawyer: Haditha Marine Rejects Plea Deal, Associated Press, September 11, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

Gen. James Mattis. Gen. Mattis to receive four-star nomination, Mark Walker, North County Times, September 7, 2007.

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SSgt Frank Wuterich Article 32 / Day Four / September 6, Thursday

Wuterich says he mourns Iraqi deaths; Hearing ends for Marine sergeant at center of Haditha killings, Mark Walker, North County Times, September 7, 2007.

Marine says he mourns the loss of civilians killed in Haditha, Mark Walker, North County Times, September 6, 2007.

Quote: "As a sergeant and a squad leader, I am responsible for the decisions made to employ the tactics we used that day," Wuterich told Lt. Col. Paul Ware. "I will always mourn the unfortunate deaths of the innocent Iraqis who were killed during our response to that attack.
"I will never be OK with what happened that day. One of my Marines got killed, two of them got seriously injured.
"Personally, I feel like there were certain decisions that I made then that I might have changed, such as taking a different route back.
"Families got killed that day and I know I can look at my family and I would not want that to happen to them. I will never be OK with how the events turned out that day."

Sergeant calls killings in Haditha unavoidable, Rick Rogers, San Diego Union Tribune, September 7, 2007.

Marine's defense team ends hearing abruptly, Paul von Zielbauer, New York Times, September 7, 2007.

Marines says he shot five men fleeing bombing, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, September 7, 2007.

Haditha: Regrets dead, but says force needed, Reuters, September 6, 2007.

Marines seeking to determine if Haditha deaths violated rules, Associated Press, September 6, 2007.

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Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, Col. Stephen W. Davis and Col. Robert G. Sokoloski. 3 senior Marine officers disciplined in slayings of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq, Associated Press, September 5, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, Col. Stephen W. Davis and Col. Robert G. Sokoloski. Three senior Marines are censured in Haditha case, Rick Rodgers, San Diego Union Tribune, September 5, 2007.

Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, Col. Stephen W. Davis and Col. Robert G. Sokoloski. Marines Punish 3 Officers in Haditha Case, Paul von Zielbauer, New York Times, September 5, 2007.

You heard it here first: LtCol Colby Vokey. Marine defender fired, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, September 5, 2007.

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SSgt Frank Wuterich Article 32 / Day Three / September 5, Wednesday

Capt. Alfonso Capers. Rules unclear on battlefield, Marine testifies, Rick Rodgers, San Diego Union Tribune, September 6, 2007.

NCIS SA Thomas Brady. Evidence called inconclusive in Wuterich trial, Mark Walker, North County Times, September 5, 2007.

SSgt Travis Fields. Wuterich described as calm, competent, North County Times, September 5, 2007.

Hearing resumes for Marine squad leader accused in Haditha deaths, Associated Press, September 5, 2007.

SSgt Frank Wuterich Article 32 / Day Two / August 31, Friday

Sgt Sanick Dela Cruz. Witness describes Iraq killing: Marine says leader shot Iraqi civilians, Karl Vick, Washington Post, September 1, 2007.

Sgt Sanick Dela Cruz. Sergeant: Superior suggested fatal spree, Rick Rodgers, San Diego Union Tribune, September 1, 2007.

Sgt Sanick Dela Cruz. Witness accuses Marine squad leader: At a a Camp Pendleton hearing on killings in Haditha, Iraq, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich is said to have told unit members to lie, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, September 1, 2007.

Sgt Sanick Dela Cruz and SSgt Justin Laughner. At Marines' hearing, a testament to violence, Paul Von Zielbauer, New York Times, September 1, 2007.

Sgt Sanick Dela Cruz. Prosecution’s star witness in Haditha case crumbles on the stand, Nathaniel R. Helms, Defend Our Marines, September 1, 2007.

Sgt Sanick Dela Cruz. Marine says squad leader shot unarmed men at Haditha, Reuters, September 1, 2007.

Sgt Sanick Dela Cruz. Marine testifies against former squad leader, Rick Rodgers, San Diego Union Tribune, August 31, 2007.

Spy plane video to be evidence in Haditha killings case, Jamie McIntyre, CNN, August 31, 2007.

SSgt Frank Wuterich Article 32 / Day One / August 30, Thursday

Deadly questions: Far from the Iraq war, Wuterich case opens, Hartford Courant, August 31, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

LCpl Humberto Mendoza. Marine says he didn't see defendant shoot, Rick Rogers, San Diego Union Tribune, August 31, 2007.

LCpl Humberto Mendoza. Haditha squad leader in military court, Associated Press, August 30, 2007. (Also in the Washington Post)

LCpl Humberto Mendoza. Marine testifies against accused Haditha ringleader, Reuters, August 30, 2007.

Lt Col Sean Sullivan. Prosecutors says Marine squad leader killed women and children, Mark Walker, North County Times, August 30, 2007.

Wuterich hearing in Haditha killings underway at Camp Pendleton, Mark Walker, North County Times, August 30, 2007.

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Lt. Col. Chessani. Additional charges for Marine officer in Haditha deaths, Associated Press, August 30, 2007.

Lt. Col. Chessani. Additional Charges Preferred Against Marine in Haditha Case, Press release, August 30, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

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SSgt. Frank Wuterich. Marine sergeant faces hearing on Haditha killings, John McChesney, NPR, August 30, 2007.

SSgt. Frank Wuterich. Haditha squad leader headed to court, Associated Press, August 30, 2007.

Survey of results so far. Iraq murder case near collapse, Tony Perry, San Jose Mercury News, August 30, 2007.

Survey of results so far. Marine trials are withering, New York Times, August 30, 2007.

SSgt. Frank Wuterich. Marines standing behind Wuterich in his hometown, Associated Press, August 28, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

SSgt. Frank Wuterich. Wuterich hearing to address Haditha issues, Mark Walker, North County Times, August 25, 2007.

LCpl. Stephen Tatum. Haditha Investigator Urges Dropping of Marine's Case, Josh White, Washington Post, August 24, 2007.

Major news: LCpl. Stephen Tatum. Hearing officer calls for dismissal of Haditha charges, Mark Walker, North County Times, August 23, 2007.

Document: The Investigating Officer's Report in the LCpl Tatum case

Gen. Mattis. Commander's high-profile decisions, Associated Press via the San Jose Mercury News, August 17, 2007.

Gen. Mattis. Marine trial results show leniency, North County Times, August 16, 2007.

Lt. Col. Bill Riggs. U.S. Marine adviser steps aside in Haditha case after criticizing investigating officer's report, Associated Press via the International Herald Tribune, August 15, 2007.

Lt. Col. Bill Riggs. Marine adviser recuses himself from Haditha case, Associated Press, August 14, 2007.

Capt. Randy Stone and LCpl. Justin Sharratt. Slain Marine's father agrees with outcome of Haditha trial, El Paso Times, August 10, 2007.

Capt. Randy Stone and LCpl. Justin Sharratt. Charges against two Marines in Haditha killings dropped, San Diego Union Tribune, August 9, 2007.

Capt. Randy Stone and LCpl. Justin Sharratt. Statements from Gen. Mattis on the Capt. Stone and LCpl. Sharratt decisions, August 9, 2007.

Related: Hamdania verdicts. A jury of ears may explain surprising Marine verdicts: Three members of the squad that executed an unarmed Iraqi man won reduced sentences after choosing to go to trial and put their fates in the hands of fellow combat veterans, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, August 4, 2007.

Hamdania case. Marine gets 15 years in killing, Seattle Times, August 4, 2007.

Quote: Yet after news broke last year of the Haditha killings, a Pew Research Center poll found only 24 percent of U.S. adults closely following the investigation.
"America has taken little interest in the war ... and even less interest in the disciplinary proceedings of the military," said Gary Solis, a former military judge.

Lt. Col. Chessani. Lt Col Chessani faces new Article 32 hearing, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, August 4, 2007.

Lt. Col. Chessani. Marine's Haditha Hearing to Reopen, Associated Press, August 3, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

ROE in Hamdania and Haditha cases. Marines keep combat rules to themselves: Testimony at hearings for Iraq war crimes, however, suggests restrictions governing the use of deadly force are a gray area, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2007.

New revelations: The case against the Haditha defendants is coming unglued, Nat Helms, Defend Our Marines, July 25, 2007.

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LCpl. Tatum Article 32 / Day Seven / July 24, Tuesday

Accused Marine: "I didn't know there was women and children in that house", North County Times, July 24, 2007.

Quote LCpl. Tatum: "I didn't know there was women and children in that house until later. Otherwise, I would have physically stopped everybody in that room from shooting....I'm not comfortable with the fact that I might have shot a child. I don't know if my rounds impacted anybody. That is a burden I will have to bear."

LCpl Tatum's statement to the Investigating Officer (as recalled by legal counsel)

LCpl. Tatum Article 32 / Day Six / July 23, Monday

Staff Sgt. Travis Fields, NCIS Special Agent Nayda Mannle. Testimony centers on rules of engagement in Haditha case, North County Times, July 23, 2007.
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Haditha Marine supporters in the news!

Web Sites Rally Support for G.I.’s in Legal Trouble, Paul von Zielbauer, New York Times, July 22, 2007.

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LCpl. Tatum Article 32 / Day Five / July 20, Friday

See our reporting in the testimony summary.

LCpl. Tatum Article 32 / Day Four / July 19, Thursday

Lt Col Elizabeth Rouse and NCIS. Forensics at center of Haditha hearing, North County Times, July 19, 2007.

LCpl. Tatum Article 32 / Day Three / July 18, Wednesday

NCIS testimony. Agent says Pendleton Marine knew he shot child, North County Times, July 19, 2007.

LCpl. Tatum Article 32 / Day Two / July 17, Tuesday

LCpl Mendoza, Sgt Dela Cruz. Witness Testifies Marine Knowingly Shot Children in Haditha, Washington Post, July 18, 2007.

Quote: "I told him, there's women and kids in that room," Lance Cpl. Humberto M. Mendoza said of Lance Cpl. Stephen B. Tatum. Tatum's response was, "Well, shoot them," Mendoza said.

LCpl Mendoza, Sgt Dela Cruz. Marine: Defendant ordered killings of women, children, North County Times, July 17, 2007.

Sgt Dela Cruz. Marine charged in Iraq murders wanted leeway to kill, troop says, Associated Press, July 17, 2007.

LCpl Mendoza, Sgt Dela Cruz. Testimony: Marine killed women, children in Haditha dwelling, San Diego Union Tribune, July 17, 2007.

Quote: Mendoza's testimony contrasted starkly with any previously heard account of the killings. That's because he fabricated it to win a deal that saves him from prosecution and possible deportation to his native Venezuela, defense attorney Jack Zimmerman suggested.

LCpl. Tatum Article 32 / Day One / July 16, Monday

Marine acted in self-defense in Iraq killings, attorneys say, San Diego Union Tribune, July 17, 2007.

Marine charged in deaths of Iraqis in Haditha says he was responding to legitimate threat, Associated Press, July 16, 2007

Edmond Marine’s hearing set Monday, The Edmond Sun, July 14, 2007.

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Lt. Col. Chessani. General McInerney: Treatment of Haditha Commander 'Despicable', Phil Brennan, Newsmax, July 13, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

LCpl. Justin Sharratt. Marine's parents want Murtha censured for Haditha remarks, Cybercast News Service, July 13, 2007.

LCpl. Justin Sharratt and Sgt.Frank Wuterich. Marine report raises family's spirits
'Contradictory' statements seen in corporal's case, Meriden Record-Journal, July 13, 2007.

LCpl. Justin Sharratt. Fox News coverage of investigating officer's recommendation, July 11 and 13, 2007.

LCpl. Justin Sharratt. Investigator urges dismissal of charges against Marine, New York Times, July 12, 2007.

Haditha case seen as losing strength: Evidence against Marines called weak, San Diego Union-Tribune, July 12, 2007

LCpl. Justin Sharratt. Sharratts hope for celebration, Washington Observer-Reporter, July 12, 2007.

Lt. Col. Chessani. Haditha officer betrayed by his own government, lawyers say, Phil Brennan, Newsmax, July 12, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

Lt. Col. Paul Ware (investigating officer). Haditha hearing officer has more work ahead, North County Times, July 11, 2007.

Lt. Col. Chessani. Hearing officer: Haditha commander should be court martialed, North County Times, July 11, 2007.

Lt. Col. Chessani. Officer recommends court martial for Marine in Haditha killings, Associated Press, July 11, 2007. [Story no longer at original url.]

LCpl. Justin Sharratt. Investigator: Drop Haditha charges against Sharratt, San Diego Union-Tribune, July 11, 2007.

LCpl. Justin Sharratt. Haditha suspect may be cleared, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times, July 11, 2007.

LCpl. Justin Sharratt. Officer advises against trial for Marine, Associated Press, July 11, 2007.

Major news! You read it here first! Hearing officer recommends that murder charges against LCpl. Sharratt be dropped!, David Allender, Defend Our Marines, July 11, 2007.

 

For news prior to July 11, 2007, see our archive.

RECENT COMMENTARY

NOTE: There's more exclusive commentary and news on the Fallujah case and other cases at Defend Our Troops.

Nathaniel R. Helms

2007

November 1, 2007: Propaganda in Haditha

October 11: Our massacre, we loved it so: New York Times deeply saddened that justice is being done.

October 6: Al Qaeda in Haditha: The battle the media ignored

This story has been picked up by these fine websites and blogs: On Point, American Thinker, BlackFive, Hot Air, The Van Der Galiën Gazette, and the Jawa Report.

start here

September 15: You saw it here first: The Real Story of Haditha: Never-before-revealed images from a surveillance video | Part one: The ambush site |  Part two: Insurgents regroup |  Part three: The last battle

September 7: Letters of censure for top commanders at Haditha a double-edged sword

August 28: Hard fall from hero to alleged felon: Kilo Company at Fallujah

August 12: The Haditha Test: Rules of Engagement 101

August 9: The Haditha cover-up that never was

August 8: Whack-A-Mole: The story of the Lt. Col Chessani Article 32 hearing

July 23: Eye in the sky over Haditha: What you see is what you get

July 17: Haditha witness testimony suppressed by NCIS: AK-47s seen at the white taxi

July 17: Firefight in Haditha: An eyewitness account

July 11: Who won in Haditha?: It won't be over till the fat lady sings

July 1: You heard it here first: New charges arising from action in Fallujah: Déjà vu all over again

A little self-congratulation: The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and North County Times credited Defend Our Marines as the first to publish the story behind the investigation into an incident in Fallujah.

Major Jeffrey Dinsmore:

October 1: To stay or go: Thoughts on a Marine life

Don Dinsmore:

2009

Notes on the LtCol Chessani Fiasco, Don Dinsmore, US Navy (retired), December 20, 2009.

2007

July 18: Haditha: Marines for the Prosecution

June 29: Ride & Rally After Action Report by Marine Blue Star dad, Don Dinsmore (US Navy, retired)

June 23-28: Ride & Rally for the Haditha Marines

June 9: Blue Star Dad Organizes Motorcycle Run to Show Support for the Haditha Marines

2008

May 1: An open letter, to whom it may concern

Rusty Howell:

September 11: Who’s Behind the Government’s Delay in Bringing the Haditha Case to a Close?

David Allender:

2008

June 26: Are we defending the wrong Marine?

2007

December 30: Phil Brennan: Our Man of the Year

September 20: Will John Murtha Apologize for Comments?, Fox News: Hannity & Colmes, September 20, 2007.

September 19: Congressman Murtha confronted on video about Haditha (from our pals at Hot Air). Stills are available here.

September 18: Reporter asks Murtha: "Will you apologize to the accused?"

September 17: Reporter asks Murtha: "At some point, will you apologize to these men?"

September 8: "It's a movie, so it's not true-true, but the basics are there": says nitwit in film based on Murtha's account of Haditha

September 2: CNN finds Murtha replacement: Nutty professor steps into Congressman's role

August 8: Dear Mainstream Media: You and Congressman Murtha must set the record straight

July 15: Proof of abuse by our troops! (How did the media miss them?)

July 12: An Oscar for Murtha? New movie brings senile lawmaker's lies about Haditha to life

July 11: One Haditha hero cleared (American Thinker via Free Republic)

June 3: Get Off Your Duff and Fight Back

May 11: Reuters' Campaign to Tarnish America

April 23: Bastards and Men of Honor

April 20: Congratulations, Sergeant Dela Cruz

April 15: May I Please Fire Before They Shoot Me, Sir?

April 11: The Incredible Disappearing Massacre: LCpl Sharratt case delayed

April 8: Media stars of al-Qaeda propaganda video have a new role—to testify against Marines

March 30: The Truth was Massacred

March 11: An Honest Investigation Would Have Cleared Lieutenant Pantano in Iraq (and Other Lessons for the Haditha Hearings)

March 4: The Proud, the Few...the Expendable

February 11: Will Fox Be Fair and Balanced About Our Marines?

January 14: Moonbats Want Blood

2006

May 17-30, 2006: Murtha's Own Words About Haditha

More commentary on the case:

Prosecutors Appeal Chessani Dismissal, Bruce Kesler, Democracy Project, June 19, 2008.

Grayson Haditha charges crumbling, Bruce Kesler, Democracy Project, June 4, 2008

Chessani Court Martial: Railroading or Speed Bump?, Bruce Kesler, Democracy Project, May 22, 2008.

Haditha charges dropped, Clarice Feldman, American Thinker, March 28, 2008.

Advance Screening: PBS’ Frontline Haditha Earns a “B-”, Bruce Kesler, Democracy Project, February 16, 2008.

Frontline Haditha story short on facts, Phil Brennan, Newsmax, February 19, 2008.

Frontline convinces me -- Haditha Marines innocent, Blackfive, February 19, 2008.

Haditha Marines vindicated, The Jawa Report, February 20, 2008.

Frontline's Haditha: "Rules of Engagement", Jules Crittenden, Forward Movement, February 19, 2008.

A 'defining atrocity'? Yes, against our Marines, Diana West, Townhall, January 4, 2008

The Haditha Juries & Truth, Bruce Kesler, Democracy Project, January 1, 2008.

Haditha Marine will face no murder charges, only voluntary manslaughter, AllahPundit, Hot Air, December 31, 2007.

Murtha may be put under oath about Haditha comments, Thomas Lifson, American Thinker, December 20, 2007.

Connecting the dots between Murtha and Haditha prosecutions, Chickenhawk Express, November 15, 2007

What Happened at Haditha, Wall Street Journal editorial, October 19, 2007.

The Disinformation Campaign Against the Haditha Marines Continues, Robin Boyd, Newsbusters, September 23, 2007.

Deception campaign crushed, Strategy Page, September 20, 2007.

Blogger nails Murtha on Haditha, Rush Limbaugh, September 19, 2007.

John Murtha ... Coward, Red State, September 19, 2007.

CNN Perpetuates the Myths of Haditha, Robin Boyd, Newsbusters, September 1, 2007.

Just Read the Headline; Don't Ask Any Questions, Power Line, August 30, 2007.

The Haditha Libels Require Investigation, Denis Keohane, The American Thinker, August 26, 2007.

They Convicted the Haditha Marines Without a Trial - Part I Newsweek, Robin Boyd, Chickenhawk Express, August 26, 2007.

Rush to judge: Soldiers deserve benefit of doubt, The Oklahoman Editorial, August 19, 2007.

A reminder about second-guessing those in fog of war, Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post Writers Group, August 18, 2007. [Story no longer available at the original url]

Haditha Massacre: Media and Terrorist Hoax?, Sher Zieve , Accuracy in Media, August 16, 2007.

Haditha: The cold-blooded killers that weren't, Dan Proft, Human Events, August 15, 2007.

The Lie Mutually Agreed Upon, Harold C. Hutchinson, Strategy Page, July 29, 2007. [Story no longer available at the original url]

Courtroom stark contrast to Haditha, Gordon Dillow, Orange County Register, July 22, 2007.

Where's Murtha's Haditha apology?, Rush Limbaugh, July 11, 2007.

While Old Media Obsesses over Haditha, Al Qaeda Massacre Gets the Silent Treatment, NewsBusters, July 3, 2007.

Haditha case continues to crumble, Bruce Kesler, Democracy Project, June 9, 2007.

Turning a battle into a war crime, Harold C. Hutchinson, Strategy Page, May 16, 2007.

Eating our own, Diana West, Washington Times, May 15, 2007.

Editorials

Judge our soldiers fairly: Heat of battle is a hard place to make life-or-death decisions, Chicago Sun-Times, April 20, 2007. [Story no longer available at the original url]

"The investigators of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the federal agency responsible for investigating sailors and Marines accused of criminal acts, must immediately start recording their interviews and interrogations of witnesses and suspects with something better than a ballpoint pen." NCIS must record interviews, North Country Times, February 9, 2007.

NewsBusters

Haditha Hearings: Two Different Versions of Testimony, Robin Boyd, NewsBusters, May 10, 2007.

Colmes Says Murtha Was Right About "Cold Blooded Murder", Robin Boyd, NewsBusters, February 9, 2007

Sweetness & Light

Washington Post leaks photos from the NCIS Haditha report, January 6, 2007.

Major Bloggers on the Haditha Marines:

Sweetness & Light | American Thinker BlackFive  |  Hot Air  |  The Van Der Galiën Gazette  |   Jawa Report | Conservative Thoughts  |  Power and Control  |  Democracy Project  |  Swift Boat VeteransTalking ProudSoldiers Perspective  |  Small Town Veteran  |  Pettifog  |  Old War Dogs

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