Boy, military investigations sure seem to be doing their jobs lately. Navy investigators have cleared the Marine that shot an insurgent dead inside a mosque in Fallujah back in November. The shooting achieved instant fame due to it being caught on video tape by NBC cameraman Kevin Sites.
As soon as the footage aired, the media and the left were beside themselves. After whining about how the all-important "Arab World" would react, they made it seem as if this young man walked right into a mosque and executed a worshiper. As the investigation found, that isn't what happened at all.
Among their findings: the shooting was in self-defense, and the Marine will not face charges. This is absolutely the right decision. The battle-weary Marines involved were engaged in door-to-door combat in Fallujah, at the height of the insurgency there. The mosque where these scumbags had been shooting from had been full of Islamic terrorists trying to kill American soldiers.
When the Marine in question entered that mosque, he had no idea that the insurgents lying on the ground were injured combatants from the previous day. He even said so when informed of that fact, saying "I didn't know, sir. I didn't know." Was the insurgent laying there, pretending to be dead, armed with a suicide bomb? That's happened several times. These are the split-second decisions our men and women in uniform have to make every day over there. One wrong answer and you're tango uniform. With the stakes so high, they have to err on the side of caution.
this is the correct decision
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