much the shame on some se members who did convict them
and murtha just another glory hound
I recommend watching tonight's Frontline episode about the Haditha incident that dominated the news and several posts on SE.
The program can be streamed to your computer from this link.
look for... Rules of Engagement
The inside story of what happened in Haditha, Iraq, where 24 Iraqis were killed by U.S. forces. Many in the media branded it "Iraq's My Lai."
The show pointed out mistakes made by the press and press coverage, failures on the marine corps part to adequately investigate the action, and indicates that John Murtha did no favors for anyone by using inaccurate descriptions of the incident to promote himself and his agenda. The show also revealed details about the marines involved, including the fact that the one marine immediately in charge of the patrol during the incident had never been under fire before, and also if the incident had been accurately reported up the chain of command then much of the confusion over this action could have been prevented.