‘In cold blood’…or not

Murder charges against Marine tossed out

All charges were dropped Thursday against Marine Lance Cpl. Justin L. Sharratt, who had been accused of killing three Iraqi brothers in response to a roadside bomb attack in Haditha in 2005.

I’m sure that critics will be lining up to apologize for convicting “ahead of the evidence curve”.


  1. You must be referring to those critics who ‘support the troops but not the war,’ or so I’m guessing. Funny how they’re always the ones to blame our own guys first. Funny in a treasonous, should be lined up in front of a firing squad and shot sort of way.

  2. The best thing Murtha & Co. can do (for themselves) right now is issue a simple, quiet, and *UNCONDITIONAL* apology to the Marine(s) and the American people. Anything either LESS or MORE than that will hang over them more than ABSCAM ever would. (Which, unfortunately, folks seem to think was some quaint and innocent indiscretion of youth on Murtha’s part, not a damning conviction of his core beliefs.) The best thing Murtha & Co. can do FOR AMERICA and the rest of the world would be to apologize loudly on the world stage, exit politics, and submit to voluntary house arrest for the rest of their natural lives. (Which would be getting off light, as Dfens would point out I’m sure.)

  3. Nicholas, clearly you aren’t reading a copy of the encyclopedia that fell back in time through a freak hole in time/space. Your quote is so much more…satisfying…in the past tense.

  4. Support the troops but not their mission’. I say we should support congress and the senate but not their mission. Ha haa. Cut all funding (pay) for our ‘representatives’.

  5. Revolution? Do I sound like I’m for revolution, Nicholas? I’m for showing some respect for the Constitution we’ve got. You know, the Constitution that says: ————— [Senators and Representatives] shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses. ————— The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. ————— Section 3 – Treason Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted. —————- A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime. —————– It’s funny, the framers of the Constitution provided protection for the families of those who commit treason (Corruption of Blood) because they assumed the country would never decline to a state where treason would not only fail to be prosecuted, but those who had committed treasonous acts would actually become presidential nominees of major political parties. They must be spinning in their graves.

  6. Well, maybe it would be a revolution to go back to actually adhering to the constitution based on what it actually says. But, the reason I put that in quotes is that it’s from ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ (or something like it, anyway – I think I got the quote slightly wrong).

  7. Well, I suppose the framers of the Constitution provided us with the 2nd Ammendment for a reason. Defending that Constitution from the pack of idiot politicians and bureaucrats that routinely ignore or change it through unconstitutional methods might rank right up there.