Red Cap murders: disbelief as Iraqi judge frees suspects - Telegraph
There's fairly widespread 'outrage' in the British press after an Iraqi court released the last two suspects in the case of the six British Military Police Officers who were killed after an angry crowd stormed a police station in the south-eastern town of Majar al-Kabir in 2003.
Unsurprsingly much of the coverage glosses over the fact that, shortly before the storming of the police station, the infamous First Batallion of the Parachute Regiment had rampaged through the town, shooting a number of local civilians, before withdrawing in the face of local resistance.
While sections of the British media express their 'disbelief' over the Iraqi verdict I am perplexed that anyone in Britain seriously contends Iraqi nationals should be proscuted for the 'murder' of members of a force which invaded their country in violation of international law.
Meanwhile the British Ministry of Defence refuses to explain why a number of servicemen suspected of involvement in the murder of Iraqi civilians were not put on trial.