For months the main stream media has been giving us the story told by the residents in Haditha. According to them, U.S. Marines rampaged through the neighborhood, purposely killing women and children while they pleaded for their lives. Most of the media swallowed there stories uncritically, in spite of the facts that (1) we hadn't yet heard the Marines' version of events, (2) the Haditha neighborhood is a terrorist stronghold, and (3) there have been documented attempts by the terrorists to try to gin up a "human rights" incident in order to discredit our people (like this one).
Well, we have now heard from the Marines involved, through their attorneys. The story isn't pretty, but it sounds to me that the young Marines acted reasonably (and courageously) in the face of real dangers. And while woman and kids were killed, this is only because the terrorists involved put them in harms way.
This clearly isn't the end of the story, but it was good to finally hear the other side.