Monday, August 31, 2009

Lt. Col. Chessani: The outrage continues

Enough already! Would somebody PLEASE stop the madness being waged against this amazing man? Read on:
Government Pursuit of LtCol Chessani Continues; Ordered to Face Administrative Board of Inquiry

I am truly at a loss for words. This is beyond shocking that we as Americans allow this to even get this far. What country do we live in that treats our warriors/protectors of our country and constitution like this? I am ashamed, very ashamed of the direction our country is heading.

ANN ARBOR, MI – Nearly four years after the so-called “Haditha Massacre,” an investigation conducted by over 65 NCIS agents (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) ─ the largest investigation in that agency’s history ─ with the expenditure of millions of taxpayer dollars, and prosecution losses at every stage of the criminal process, the government has decided to give up on the criminal prosecution against Marine LtCol Jeffrey Chessani. Nonetheless, the battle for this loyal Marine officer continues.

On Friday, August 28, 2009, the new general in charge of LtCol Chessani’s case, Marine LtGen George Flynn, Commanding General of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, VA, decided that criminal charges were not warranted. Instead, he ordered LtCol Chessani to face an administrative procedure called a “Board of Inquiry.” [General - PDF Linkssee order here]

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, reacted, “The government’s persecution of this loyal Marine officer continues because he refused to throw his men under the bus to appease some anti-war politicians and press, and the Iraqi government. Any punishment of LtCol Chessani handed down by a Board of Inquiry would be a miscarriage of justice because he did nothing wrong, and our lawyers will mount the same vigorous defense in this administrative proceeding as they did in the criminal.”...

Humbled Infidel has much more on this latest travesty against Lt. Col. Chessani. Go here.

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