"Wuterich is the last of eight men tied to the November 2005 killing that left 24 Iraqis dead, including women, children and the elderly. It was announced on Monday this week that he had reached a plea with prosecutors during his military tribunal and is now expected to be sentenced as early as Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Wuterich will face a maximum of three months of confinement, the forfeiture of two-thirds of his pay and a rank demotion.
Of the other seven Marines charged with the now-notorious massacre, one was acquitted and six had their charges dismissed. Wuterichs attorneys have been confident throughout the ordeal that he would see a similar outcome. "He's going to be glad to have it over because he knows that he'll be exonerated," lawyer Neal Puckett told National Public Radio earlier this month.
On November 19, 2005, Wuterich led a squad of men into two separate homes in the town of Haditha and opened fire on everyone in sight. Prosecutors say that a roadside bomb exploded moments before the Marines stormed the home, and were brought into hysterics by seeing a fellow soldier die in the attack. In response, they went on a rampage and for 45 minutes raided the two homes and were never faced with gunfire."
That's just sick. Storms two houses full of unarmed civilians, murders 24 men, woman, children and pensioners, and his punishment is a pay cut, a demotion and three months in the brig. All I can say is: What the actual ****?
You are outraged that this incident resulted in not one US Marine involved jailed and one demoted. How do you feel about the Paras on Bloody Sunday not even being demoted much less jailed for their killings?
In your own time as I want to understand the Hypocrisy from your POV.
Of course I realize this will inevitably become a slag the yank for daring to ask thread, but still would love to hear the Custador reasoning