Here’s a dispatch from military activist, civil rights attorney and intrepid VictoriaTaft.com blogger, Rees Lloyd:
Lt. Col. Chessani is the highest-ranking Marine charged in the action with the liberal news media trumpeted as the ‘Haditha Massacre,” more accurately described as the “Massacre That Never Was.”
These brave American Marines were ignominiously branded “cold blooded killers” by the opportunist Liberal politician (and, sad to say, former Marine) John Murtha, Democrat Representative from PA. Now, the charges against all eight of the Marines charged have been thrown out.Murtha has yet to apologize for his outrageous statements intended to disgrace these Marines, by which Murtha in fact disgraced himself.
The American Legion Department of California sponsored a Resolution at the 2008 National Convention, which I authored and Riverside Post 79 initiated, condemning Murtha and calling for him to apologize to these Marines, and their families. Unfortunately, the Resolution never reached the floor for a vote by del egates — who would have overwhelmingly adopted it — because the reviewing committee felt that it would not be proper to have such a Resolution voted on in an election year (since the American Legion does not endorse candidates or parties, nor contribute to either).
This is not an election year, and we will be re-submitting the Resolution, updated, for consideration at the 2009 Convention. I predict that the vote will be unanimous to praise the Marines, and condemn Murtha, whose disgusting attack on the Marines has not been repudiated by Murtha or his leaders, Nancy Pelosi in the House, Harry Reid in the Senate, or Obama in the White House — who has ordered prosecutions against Islamist jihadist terrorists halted, but not the years-long persecution of Col. Chessani and the other Marines whose honor has been soiled by Murtha, Pelosi, Reid, Obama, et al.
Thomas More Law Center, its leader Richard Thompson, president and chief legal counsel, its attorneys Robert Muise and Brian Rooney, and its Advisory Commission Chairman Rear Admiral Jeremiah A. Denton (USN, ret.), deserve great credit in defending Lt. Chessani and achieving this victory.
However, it still may not be over: As noted in the story below, the government can appeal yet again to the Court of Appeal and, ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court.
It has to be asked: Where is the ACLU, which defends Islamist terrorism in wartime and sues to obtain photos of interrogations posturing in its dogooderness to cloak its statist social engineering agenda, but has not raised a word in protest against this manifest injustice inflicted on Marines?
Where is Obama, who stops the prosecutions of Islamist terrorists and has failed to vigorously prosecute the violent militants of ACORN, who tainted the 2008 election process through so many fraudulent voter registrations, including, e.g., “Mickey Mouse”? ACORN’s wrongs have gone unpunished, despite the fact that they have engaged in intimidation tactics against opponents. They are effectively Obama’s “Brown Shirts,” still receiving hundreds of thousands if not millions of taxpayer dollars by and through their former legal counsel and benefactor, Obama.
Meanwhile, the Thomas More Law Center, supported by voluntary donations not taxpayer-funds being handed out by the Obama regime as as it expands control by the state, stands behind and defends Col. Chessani. He, and the other Marines, and Thomas More Law Center, deserve support.
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