Thursday, February 24, 2005

Rules of Evidence

We've become so numb.

I just don't get this:

A US marine, captured on film killing a wounded Iraqi at point blank range during November's assault on Fallujah, will not be formally charged because of a lack of evidence, CBS News reported yesterday.

Captured on video pulling the trigger, blowing the guy's brains out, but evidence lacks?

A Marine says: "He's f___ing faking he's dead. He's faking he's f___ing dead." The Marine comes into view with his rifle shouldered. There is a rifle shot. An Iraqi leaning against a wall slumps, leaving a blood stain behind. According to CNN, another Marine says, "Well, he's dead now."