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Not so shocking...<br><br>
"The Marine Corps chain of command in Iraq ignored "obvious" signs of "serious misconduct" in the 2005 slayings of two dozen civilians in Haditha, and commanders fostered a <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>climate that devalued</b></span> the life of <i><b>innocent Iraqis</b></i> to the point that their deaths were considered an <span style="text-decoration:underline;">insignificant part of the war</span>, according to an Army general's investigation.<br><br>
"Maj. Gen. Eldon A. Bargewell's 104-page report on Haditha is scathing in its criticism of the Marines' actions, from the enlisted men who were involved in the shootings on Nov. 19, 2005, to the two-star general who commanded the 2nd Marine Division in Iraq at the time. Bargewell's previously undisclosed report, obtained by The Washington Post, found that officers may have willfully ignored reports of the civilian deaths to protect themselves and their units from blame."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/20/AR2007042002308_pf.html" target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...002308_pf.html</a>
 
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