February 15, 2005
Marines urge patienceTopics: Middle East News and Perspectives
The Marines are asking patience. This is one Marine that says the Corps responds to public opinion, and that public opinion is the only thing that can save this Marine from the politically-correct atmosphere we now find ourselves in. This Marine needs our support. Semper Fi!
Ilario Pantano and family (defendthedefenders.org)
Americans outraged at the murder charges against a Marine who claims he killed two insurgent terrorists in Iraq in self-defense should have confidence in the military justice system, insists a Marine Corps spokesman.
Maj. Matt Morgan of Camp Lejeune, N.C., told WorldNetDaily he understands why the public is rallying behind 2nd Lt. Ilario Pantano after news of his case broke Friday.
"Americans have seen what is in the press, and they have a tendency to support the Marines," he said. "On the other side of that, completely unconnected, there is something called the law of war, and it is possible for a Marine to violate that. To say you can't second-guess a Marine -- well, every Marine who deploys has the experience that anything they do can be second-guessed."
Posted by Hyscience at February 15, 2005 11:18 AM
There is a new World Net Daily story out with new info.
It's a mix of good and bad news for Pantano -- a Navy witness corroborates his claim that the Iraqis refused his order to stop, but claims that the Iraqis were moving away from him, not toward him.
The best part of the new info is that the accuser's claim of a cold-blooded execution seems to be contradicted by Pantano's and the Navy man's accounts.
Posted by: GaijinBiker at February 16, 2005 4:18 AM
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