UPDATE: I have received some inquiries and communication as to how we can help and I can think of no other way to support this man other than by making a donation to his legal defense fund (because we all know that lawyers aren't cheap) or to send out letters, faxes, or make phone calls of support. That can be done at:
THOMAS MORE LAW CENTER
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
P.O. Box 393
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Telephone: (734) 827-2001
Facsimile: (734) 930-7160
In order to make a donation to Lt. Colonel Chessani's legal defense fund, go here and select the drop down box for his defense fund.
It has been awhile since I have had much of an update on this situation. But I wanted to let everyone know, we may need to get some more help for Lt. Colonel Chessani.
But it seems that the Lt. Col, who is on trial for his life and career, for not investigating something that never happened, should tell you something about what is going on in a larger sense in our fight against the Islamofascists.
And it should also tell you why Congressman Murtha should be doing the perp walk to his trial for this, if there was any real justice in this case.
It seems that the defense team is not going to be allowed to depose, under oath, the wretched excuse for a leader of our nation has won a round in court, by, well, you read it...
ANN ARBOR, MI – “Military Judge Colonel Stephen Folsom’s, USMC, ruling yesterday refusing our request to take the deposition of Congressman John Murtha, D-PA, is the latest indication that it will be impossible for Marine Lt. Colonel Chessani to get a fair trial regarding November 19, 2005, Haditha incident,” said Richard Thompson, Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, the Ann Arbor, Michigan based public interest law firm defending Lt. Col. Chessani.
And just so everyone knows who we are dealing with in one Congressman Murtha, let's refresh our memories on these facts:
Months before the investigation was completed, Congressman Murtha made the rounds on TV news programs claiming there was no firefight in Haditha on November 19, 2005, and that the Marines killed innocent Iraqi civilians in “cold blood” and officers “covered it up.” Murtha publicly stated he received his information from the highest levels of the Marine Command – this statement in itself is enough to cause a dismissal of the charges because of undue command influence.
Congressman Murtha holds significant influence over military appropriations and in the past has boasted he can get the Pentagon to do what he wants.
Murtha is the same person caught on tape negotiating bribes with Arab Sheiks during the FBI’s 1980 Abscam investigation – he was an un-indicted co-conspirator in that case. Clearly, the Haditha incident provided ammunition for his well known anti-war stance.
Murtha also has ties to Navy Secretary Donald Winters. Winters had over 65 NCIS investigators assigned to investigate Lt. Col. Chessani and the Marines charged in the case. The NCIS Director claimed that to be the highest number of investigators assigned to an investigation in the history of the NCIS.
Let Freedom Ring has a great round-up of the time-lines and statements of by Congressman Murtha over on their blog.
The bottom line on all of this is what I asked back in November;
So, how can you be on trial for something that did not happen, with no evidence to prove that it actually happened, and then tried to not cover up what did not actually happen?