Many readers agreed that U.S. Marines found guilty of murdering Iraqi civilians should be punished. But they also blamed the enemy's tactics and U.S. policies that put extra pressure on American troops

The investigation of the Haditha incident should also include the actions of Iraqis [June 12]. Those killed may have watched as an explosive device was planted along the road and did not give warning as the Marine convoy approached. That collusion makes them as guilty as the ones who planted the bomb. The Marine and Army grunts who deal with the complacent and devious...

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