The latest developments concerning the war in Iraq were mentioned only in passing: four more US military dead and a Senate vote rejecting the Democrats' troops out plan. CBS looked back to the massacre of 24 civilians, including three women and six children, by a USMC patrol in the town of Haditha. A court martial is hearing war crimes charges against squad leader Sgt Frank Wuterich. He gave an interview to 60 Minutes to explain his defense: "Everyone visualizes me as a monster, a babykiller, cold-blooded. That is not accurate."
Scott Pelley asked Wuterich: "They were running away from you?" "Yes." "You shot them in the back?" "Yes…I would make those same decisions today." Oh! You cannot mean that Frank. All those dead children." "What I am talking about is the tactical decisions. It does not sit well with me that women and children died that day."
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