A story from Reuters, via Yahoo:
Er, except that it wasn’t a Marine, it was a soldier, from A Company, 1-69 Infantry Regiment, New York National Guard. I was in Iraq when this incident occurred, and talked to a guy who was in that unit shortly after it happened. And you wonder why the media seems to have less and less credibility? It’s a simple fact, and they can’t even get that right. Hell, “US Army soldier” would’ve been good enough.
Also, what are they going to do if the Italian “investigation” wants to charge the soldier in question? Are they going to request extradition? Situations like this are exactly why the US didn’t sign on to the International Criminal Court…
(You can read the full text of the US Army’s findings on the incident in various places, but this is the most legible account.)