Thursday, June 01, 2006

Waiting to reserve judgment

I read an interesting piece yesterday, written by Michelle Malkin. It speaks of reserving judgement against the Marines and their actions at Haditha, until we have all the facts.

Michelle Malkin writes:
I do not know the truth about Haditha. Neither do Murtha and the media outlets calling the alleged massacre a massacre before all the facts are in. It would be helpful if they could handle these grave charges without serving as al Jazeera satellite offices. GOP Sen. John Warner, who like Murtha also served in the Marines, struck the right tone over the weekend — refusing, unlike Murtha, to render a verdict against the Marines before trial and avoiding Bush Derangement Syndrome, but also taking the allegations very seriously.

If the final outcome of the investigation truly shows that some Marines stepped way over the line, then throw those Marines in prison- that is where they belong.

I am willing to wait for the truth, before making a judgement against these Marines.

Michelle Malkin writes:
Finally, there is this incontrovertible fact: There are countless numbers of anti-war zealots on the American Left rooting for failure. They believe the worst about the troops. They've blindly embraced frauds who've lied about their military service and lied about wartime atrocities. They've allied themselves with socialist kooks and coddled murderous dictators. They are looking for any excuse to pull out, abandon military operations and reconstruction, and impeach the president.

They insist on giving suspected foreign terrorists more benefit of the doubt than our own men and women in uniform. And that, I know, I am not willing to do.

I will wait. I will pray. And I will remind you that while the murder of civilians is and remains an anomaly in American military history, it is the jihadists' way of life.

1 comment:

BBG said...

All the whining liberal press trying to whip up the people is a sad statement on the intelligence of people today.

Only judge IF you have been there and done that.