There is one thing missing from any commentary I've heard or read yet about the Haditha massacre. Marines are not trained to kill innocent civillians, but the terrorists are. What is alleged to have been done by these Marines is ordered on a daily basis by those we oppose in Iraq. Ordered by who? Zarqawi and others like him.
Pres. Bush is not to blame for Haditha, regardless of how many want to pin it on him. Zarqawi orders his people to target civillians, while we prosecute war crimes by our own. The fact that there is a seperate investigation into a possible coverup by the military proves this point, hopefully leading to tighter scrutiny of the mid-level military bureaucracy.
Since Haditha, Zarqawi has blown up hundreds of innocent Iraqis. Why hasn't the media focused their criticisms on these insurgents? The majority of innocent civillian deaths in Iraq are caused by the "insurgents," better known as the terrorists.
The western media support the terrorists by not putting the reported Marine atrocities in this context.
I speak as a U.S. Marine, who has witnessed the good and bad points of USMC training.
WE'RE THE GOOD GUYS; BETTER THAN ONE CAN FIND ANYWHERE ELSE ON EARTH!