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While President Barack Obama gave get-out-of-jail-free-cards to five top Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for POW Bowe Bergahl, U.S. Army Sergeant Derrick Miller remains in Leavenworth prison, in Kansas, sentenced to life with no hope of a sentence reduction, let alone clemency.
Update: White House responds.
“Yes, ‘Threat Letters’ have been confirmed to exist for a while now. The [United Nations] local staff, for example, were issued with such letters and instructed even to stop collaborating with any U.S. affiliated ventures or programs. These staff stopped working now till the situation is fully assessed. I also understand that the Basra Palace is being shelled almost daily now. Beyond this, it is confirmed that some families wake up in the morning and find threat letters by their door steps and they comply by selling off their property and leaving their places instantly.”
The most disgraceful political witch hunt that used the court of public opinion to try to destroy innocent Marines, undermine the war effort, and give aid and comfort to America’s enemies is finally over. All the Haditha Marines who were wrongly accused of “cold-blooded murder” and war crimes have been exonerated.
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There once was a time in America when a person was presumed innocent until they were proven guilty. That basic presumption of law derived from the Latin legal principle that ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat – the burden of the proof lies upon him who affirms, not he who denies, was denied to eight US Marines in what became known as “Haditha,” the highest-profile atrocity prosecution of US servicemen out of the Iraq war.