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You know Das...

...there's a term for someone who keeps repeating a lie after the truth has been pointed out to them.

But I'll give you the benefit of the doubt:

May 25, 2005 Washington Times

In a new twist, a Marine Corps statement yesterday announcing the decision disclosed for the first time that autopsies on the two Iraqis helped Gen. Huck make his ruling.

The two men's bodies had not been exhumed by the time the pre-trial hearing was held in April because fighting in al Anbar had made the environment too dangerous to remove them.

Second Lt. Barry Edwards, a spokesman at Camp Lejeune, said Navy investigators arranged with family members to recover the bodies before the hearing and conducted the exhumation after Col. Winn's report was completed.

The autopsies were completed last week at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Maryland and they supported Lt. Pantano's statement that he shot the men as they came at him.

"The initial findings of the autopsies did not support the allegation that 2nd Lt. Pantano committed premeditated murder," Lt. Edwards said. "Rather, the initial findings corroborated 2nd Lt. Pantano's version of events."

In another boost for the officer, Gen. Huck overruled Col. Winn's recommendation that Lt. Pantano receive administrative punishment for firing too many shots at the Iraqis.

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