One of the worst incidents during the Iraq War is being examined today at a court martial at Camp Pendleton. The Haditha Massacre - as it's called - took place in 2005. U.S. Marines shot and killed 24 Iraqis after a roadside bomb killed a fellow Marine and wounded two others. The leader of the squad that did the killing is facing life in prison.
At issue - did Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich lose control in a fit of rage over the death of his comrade or did he comply with the rules of engagement in a murky theater of war where insurgents hid behind unarmed civilians?
Tony Perry of the Los Angeles Times is covering the court martial and he joins me now from Camp Pendleton.