"We were told to crank up the violence level," said Lopezromo, testifying for the defense.This is who we are, who we've chosen to become.
When a juror asked for further explanation, Lopezromo said: "We beat people, sir." ...
[T]the Marines and corpsman dragged another man from his house, fatally shot him, and then planted an AK-47 assault rifle near the body to make it appear he had been killed in a shootout...
"I don't see it as an execution, sir," he told the judge. "I see it as killing the enemy."
He said Marines consider all Iraqi men part of the insurgency.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Who we are
All Iraqi men viewed as insurgents: