Need I remark on how horrible this is if it’s true?
The same witness, CPL Saul Lopezromo —testifying for the defense in a court-martial of a Marine accused of shooting a captive to death and planting a weapon on him — also swore that
a procedure called “dead-checking” was routine. If Marines entered a house where a man was wounded, instead of checking to see whether he needed medical aid, they shot him to make sure he was dead.
CPL. Lopezromo, previously accused of beating up another Iraqi (charges were dismissed) summed things up with Dirty Harry cold-bloodedness:
If somebody is worth shooting once, they’re worth shooting twice.
According to CPL. Lopezromo, the man the accused killed wasn’t the jihadist he and his friends were out hunting; when they couldn’t find their target, they grabbed someone else and killed him instead.