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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Frank Wuterich
An unemployed teenager charged Tuesday with firebombing two synagogues is an anti-Semite whose hatred of Jews guided his actions, authorities said.
A U.S. Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty on Monday, reaching a plea deal and ending the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops to emerge from the war in Iraq.
A former squad member under a Marine implicated in the deaths of 19 Iraqis testified Tuesday that after a roadside bombing, the group raced to nearby homes, firing rounds and tossing grenades for 45 minutes, even though he said the Marines did not take gunfire, come across a single insurgent or find a weapon.
A jury of battle-hardened Marines will judge the biggest criminal case against U.S. troops in the Iraq war.
Former Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich tells the Record-Journal of Meriden that people are wrong to think prosecutors let a child-killer go free.
He apologized for the loss of life but said his squad did not behave dishonorably.