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May 30, 2006

AMERICAblog:Only enlisted men being investigated?
Surprise! Officers reportedly not subjects of investigation of Iraqi civilian massacre, only enlisted men being investigated
by John in DC – 5/30/2006 06:08:00 PM

“Yes, the Bush administration is again making the enlisted men the fall guys.

Pentagon investigations into the shooting deaths of Iraqi civilians are focused on about a dozen enlisted Marines and do not target their commanding officers, the lawyer for one of the officers said Tuesday.”

John then quotes Murtha, and continues with his own comments:
“But funny, the DOD apparently isn’t interested in investigating anybody above the grade of staff sargeant. After all, in the Bush administration, we don’t hold bosses responsible for their mistakes, we simply blame their employees. And preferably the lowest employees on the totem pole.

Ah yes, one step closer to creating that banana republic military that Bush and Rummy and General Pace seem so fond of. Speaking of General Pace, how did he suddenly get out of this investigation? According to Murtha, the cover-up could go as high as Pace, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

And in any case, we can’t have an honest investigation of whether General Pace and any officers were involved. That simply is not the way the military works in a banana republic. If our military leaders were actually accountable to international law, we’d be a democracy and a shining beacon around the world. And we just couldn’t have that.

What’s a war crime between friends, eh General Pace?”

Another example of the ones in charge escaping criminal charges, while people are killed.


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