According to an anonymous military source, (hey, if the NY Slimes can rely on them, why can't I?), the investigation into the Haditha affair is almost complete and it is showing that the story the Marines told was the truth (gee....what'd I say several weeks ago?). There is evidence showing that there was a firefight following the IED explosion, and small arms fire coming from the houses where the dead Iraqi's were found. Every second of the firefight was monitored by people at company, battallion and regimental HQ's.
As oftentimes is the case in house-to-house fighting, if someone is there that is 'innocent', they'll die, and that's apparently what has happened in this case. The massacre story that was reported by Time was based entirely on the word of two witnesses, both of which have been proven to have a significant axe to grind against Americans, PRIOR to this incident.
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Think the NY Slimes would think of publishing an article about how the Marines were telling the truth? Yeah, I don't either.