Letters: Jul. 3, 2006

What Happened at Haditha?

Did Marines murder unarmed Iraqi civilians and then cover up the slayings? While our story prompted wide agreement that anyone found guilty should be disciplined, readers also blamed the enemy's tactics and the Administration's policies for increasing the duress under which U.S. troops are serving

If the allegations of the slaughter of innocent Iraqi men, women and children are proved to be true, the Marines involved should be punished accordingly [June 12]. That American troops are stretched too thin and under incredible stress is not an excuse for murder. But the focus should be on the leaders...

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