1st Lt. Andrew Grayson Aquitted of Haditha Cover-Up

I wonder why this isn’t the front page of most of the major U.S. newspapers, who certainly gave the initial reports about our evil, crazy Marines primary coverage?

Haditha MarinesCAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A Marine intelligence officer has been acquitted of charges that he tried to help cover up the killings of 24 Iraqi men, women and children.

A jury of seven officers delivered the verdict Wednesday in favor of 1st Lt. Andrew Grayson after more than five hours of deliberation.

Grayson, who has always maintained he did nothing wrong, was not present at the scene of the killings on Nov. 19, 2005, in Haditha. He had been accused of telling a sergeant to delete photographs of the dead from a digital camera and laptop computer.

Grayson was found not guilty of two counts of making false official statements, two counts of trying to fraudulently separate from service, and one count of attempt to deceive by making false statements.

I wonder if Jack Murtha will appologize for the comments he made proclaiming all the Haditha Marines as evil, crazy people? I won’t hold my breathe.

Speaking of the old coot, what has happened to him? He has been quiet for awhile now. I wonder if the Democrats are muzzling him like they try and muzzle Howard Dean.

Michelle Malkin

Paging John Murtha: Haditha Marine Lt. Andrew Grayson found not guilty on all counts. See if you can find the story on the NYTimes or any other MSM outlet that splashed the original accusations all over their front pages. You’ll need a magnifying glass.

Bob Owens at Pajamas Media

Early in the investigations, based upon unknown evidence, Democratic Rep. John Murtha (PA) stated that “there was no firefight, there was no IED that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood.”

Barack Obama, asked about Murtha’s charge by Alan Colmes in June of 2006, stated, “I would never second guess John Murtha… I think he’s somebody who knows of which he speaks.”

Murtha’s “in cold blood” statement and the Democratic Presidential nominee’s unquestioning acceptance came seven months before the military charged eight Marines with various offenses in December of 2006. Charges against five of the eight Marines have since be dropped for lack of evidence, and in the first of three scheduled trials, Grayson has been acquitted. It remains to be seen if Rep. Murtha or Senator Obama will offer Lt. Grayson an apology, cold-blooded, or otherwise.

Lt. Grayson had this to say (SignOnSanDiego.com via Democracy Project)

“Yeah,” Grayson said outside the courtroom. “The Haditha Marines stood resolute to the cause and they knew in the end that their resolve would result in their innocence. Thank God.”

Nothing coming from the usual Liberal sources, who apparently think this is not worthy of news, unlike the Marines being accused, without proof, of cold blooded murder.

Gateway Pundit: Don’t expect this story to make the same headlines like it did for days when the story broke. And, don’t expect Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) to apologize anytime soon for calling our US marines “cold-blooded killers.”

Flopping Aces: Still no apology from Murtha yet.

You know, let’s ask Rep. Murtha. If you are hoping for a reply, use one of the zip codes for his enormous amount of offices in Pa. I used 15031-6908.

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4 Responses to “1st Lt. Andrew Grayson Aquitted of Haditha Cover-Up”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Murtha did not charge him with these offenses. He was charged by the USMC Why don’t you vent against the USMC ?

  2. candice says:

    my understanding of the haditha trials is that the prosecution is finding it impossible to get any iraqis involved to come to the u.s. to testify. makes it quite difficult to get a conviction on anything when witneses lack the means or protection to speak, even when other evidence may indicate a guilty verdict. happens in rape cases constantly.

    regardless, someone shot and killed six children under the age of 10 (and injured several others). i’m sorry, but someone did it, and it’ll be a huge moral failure on our country’s part if we don’t hold the preps accountable. marines or no, killing children is not OK (i can’t believe i just had to write that).

  3. Did you read what Murtha said about what happened before it even made it into the military justice system, John? Do you approve of that?

    Do we have the perps, Candice? I understand what you are saying, but, Islamic jihadi’s often hide behind human shields, so, when that happens, you need to blame them, not the Marines.

  4. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Matey Blackbeard…. Lee Harvey Oswald and Murtha wore the same uniforms too. Comrade Ryan is AWOL and MIA to deny that Murtha is eating sh*t now…. Go back to sleep Ryan! God bless the REAL U.S. Marines and THE CORPS!! “It looks like sh*t…smells like sh*t…feels like sh*t….glad I didn’t STEP in it?” Murtha is sh*t!!!

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