This is a video of British ITV on the Haditha massacre in Iraq.
From the Los Angeles Times in the USA:
Marine says he erased photos of Haditha victims
By Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
June 8, 2007
I expected Haditha to be another Fallouja.
— Lt. Mark Towers, Battalion adjutant
CAMP PENDLETON — A staff sergeant testified Thursday that he was ordered to destroy grisly pictures of women and children killed by Marines so that the images would not be part of a statement being prepared for an investigative officer and a magazine reporter.
The testimony by Staff Sgt. Justin Laughner, taken under a grant of immunity, is the first evidence suggesting that any Marine officer may have engaged in a coverup in the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in 2005.
Other testimony has suggested that officers made only a superficial review before deciding that the deaths were combat-related and thus no war crimes investigation was required.
At the Article 32 inquiry, similar to a preliminary hearing, for a former battalion commander, Laughner testified hat he felt the order to destroy the pictures, which he said was given by Lt. Andrew Grayson, amounted to obstruction of justice but that he complied and later lied when asked whether any pictures had been taken.
Remember the hysteria among Rightist bloggers in the USA when some media alongside their stories about the Haditha masacre had photos not of that massacre?
Well, it turns out it was not that easy for those media to get photos that were of that massacre …
US General Peter Pace sacked: here.
Civil liberties in Britain during the Iraq war, The Guardian, and Craig Murray: here.