Our country has lost a fine leader. Ilario Pantano has chosen to resign from the Marine Corps. After the hell he and his family were put through over the last year for defending himself in a stressful situation in Iraq, who can blame him?
There's lots of background on Pantano and his story here.
Kit Jarrell indicts both the military and the media for having grossly mishandled the Pantano case. She writes:
She concludes with this:
The rest of her essay is a blistering indictment of Pantano's accusers and the way the whole thing was dealt with by the Marines. Its worth reading.