Eight Marines have been charged with crimes in Haditha. The American media, politicians, and military lawyers are all demanding convictions to "send a message". The media sees these eight Marines as "symbols of a bad war". Politicians see these men as weapons with which to strike the Bush Administration. The military legal establishment sees these men as a means to an end: further authority over men in combat. These Marines are caught in power games outside their control.
THE NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SERVICE IS NOW LEAKING INFORMATION TO THE MEDIA ABOUT EIGHT ACCUSED MARINES-
It's almost impossible to believe. Military lawyers are now joyously destroying men and women who risked their lives to serve their country. JAGs are acting like Durham, North Carolina District Attorney, Mike Nifong. Destroy the accused to build a career. These are perilous times for our nation.
YOU CAN HELP THE YOUNG MEN WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES-
A legal defense fund has been established to assist the Haditha Marines who are being so shamefully railroaded as a result of their combat service in Iraq. A distinguished group of concerned citizens have agreed to serve as board members and will administer the fund. It has been established specifically to provide monies to service members who face criminal charges as a result of their service in combat zones. The name of the fund is the Marine Iraq Legal Defense Fund, Inc. It has been set up as a charitable, non-profit 503(c) corporation. The members of the fund have volunteered to give their time to ensuring our Marines receive the best legal defense available. The board members, most are retired or former service members, include Judge Victor Ramirez, Rickard L. Borg, David Black, Stan Smith, Tom Humphries, and Jack Kelly.
Marine defense Fund
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