Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Haditha: No Cover Up

Major General Eldon Bargewell, the general charged with investigating whether Marines tried to cover up the killing of twenty-four civilians in Haditha, has completed his report - nothing in the report points to a "knowing cover-up" of the facts by the officers supervising the Marines involved in the November incident.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Bargewell instead blames "faulty oversight" by low-level officers and command staff in Baghdad, who he says failed to demand a thorough explanation of what happened.

The Times reiterates that there’s no finding of a deliberate cover-up according to those who have seen the report. So, how to account for the "faulty oversight"? Could it be that the Corps is simply too busy with daily operations to go picking through the rubble of this incident? Most likely.

That's it so far - No evidence of a "knowing cover-up" of the incident.

No fanfare, nothing.

Perhaps someone should inform Representative John Murtha; most certainly he will want apologize to his Marine brothers for accusing them of a known cover-up.


Blogger Tracy said...

Maybe they did and maybe he did....but we will certainly never know about it from the them the story was over when they accused these marines and any positive or not-guilty conclusion will stay on page 10. It's a sad sad world of communication that we live in.

22/6/06 08:08  

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