LTC Chessani and Staff Sergeant Wuterich? What would they say about Mattis?
I'm not fighting a war based upon one isolated case, but am choosing the best field commander I can find. General Mattis is that man.
Like you, I am very sympathetic to LtCol Chessani, SSgt Wuterich and all of the Haditha defendants. I also realize that my knowledge of their cases is limited, as is yours, and I am pleased that both were cleared in their courts martial. The legal system is not pretty, but it works. And it ultimately worked for them.
see #’s 68, 69 and 71