The Haditha report has been completed and the general who was in charge of investigating the soldiers involved found that there was no cover up.
WASHINGTON — The general charged with investigating whether Marines tried to cover up the killing of 24 civilians in Haditha has completed his report, finding that Marine officers failed to ask the right questions, an official close to the investigation said Friday.
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 official said. Rather, he said, officers from the company level through the staff of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force in Baghdad failed to demand “a thorough explanation” of what happened in Haditha.
What did Rep. Murtha say about a cover up?
A powerful member of Congress alleged yesterday that there has been a conscious effort by Marine commanders to cover up the facts of a November incident in which rampaging Marines allegedly killed 24 Iraqi civilians.
“There has to have been a coverup of this thing,” Rep. John P. Murtha (Pa.), ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, charged in an interview on ABC’s “This Week.” “No question about it.”
Check out Hot Air‘s PhotoShopping of Murtha.
Mary Katharine explains how the MSM’s corrections and backtracking on Haditha are being buried.
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