Man, if you're a neo-con who's been getting all revved up over this Haditha "How dare they jump the gun and prejudge and ... blah blah blah" thing, well, this has to come as a bit of a knee to the groin (emphasis added):
Marine commanders in Iraq knew within two days of the killings in Haditha in November that gunfire, not a roadside bomb, had killed Iraqi civilians but they saw no reason to investigate further, The New York Times reported on Saturday...
... a senior Marine general familiar with the investigation told the newspaper ``It's impossible to believe they didn't know,'' referring to mid-level and senior officers. ``You'd have to know this thing stunk,'' the general, who was granted anonymity along with others who described the investigation, was quoted as saying.
Dear residents of Wankerville: It must seriously suck to be you these days.