Posted by: As I See It by Arnie | July 15, 2007

The Haditha Marines need help.

These Marines need help in fighting a potential court martial and jail time for doing the work that we have sent them to do, in a dangerous country, in dangerous neighborhoods, against an enemy that follows no rules, an enemy that continually uses women and children as shields, and in spite of a purposeful onslaught of negative anti-war, anti-Bush media attention grabbing headlines every day.  These Marines fight on to protect those freedoms of the media to do just that.  Ironic. 

But that defines our Freedom. 

The Marines are those who were sent in to rid al-Qaida held up in houses in the town of Haditha, Iraq.  During the door to door, house to house battle, 24 Iraqis were killed, eight terrorists and unfortunately some civilians were also killed in the crossfire, in the heat of warfare.  They did what they were commanded to do.  Kill the insurgent terrorists who had planted the IED explosive devices which killed three of our own.

“The Time report claimed Marines had massacred 24 innocent civilians on Nov. 19, 2005, in retaliation for the death by IED of one of their fellow Marines.”

“The hysteria against these Marines was set off by a Time magazine reporter whose only sources were known insurgent propagandists, civilian supporters of al-Qaida, or civilians intimidated by al-Qaida thugs.  On the basis of the Time story alone, and in the face of the fact that Time was forced to retract parts of the initial story four times, the media across the world reported that the Kilo Company Marines had gone on a rampage.”   Read more of the details as reported by NewsMax.

“Since then, these Marine heroes and their parents have been living a life of total hell.”

John Murtha, the great from Pennsylvania got his two cents publicized.  And the story got bigger and bigger.  Another black eye against Bush and the war against terror, the war for the pursuit of Iraqi’s oil as the liberal press and politicians labeled it.  Another perfect opportunity to exploit the anti-war crowd into more demands for a quick end. 

And these three Marines are paying the price for a liberal media hit piece that never should have been.   They are being charged with “murder” by a liberal prosecutor.

Unbelievable.  Time Magazine continues to freely publish.  Three Marines falsely accused may face jail.

The financial costs to defend these men is astounding and the parents have literally taken out second mortgages to help pay the estimated $250,000 defense per each.

You can help by clicking and donating whatever you can.  Go there now.



  1. The Marine that needs the most help is LtCol Chessani. The investigator in his case recommended charges.


  2. yojoe,

    Yes, I agree.

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