Web sites aid US war crime suspects in Iraq

More than 12 Web sites signal a new movement to garner financial support for US troops in Iraq facing prosecution.

Web sites aid US war crime suspects in Iraq

More than 12 Web sites signal a new movement to garner financial support for US troops in Iraq facing prosecution.

The Internet locales, all created during the last year, are aimed at garnering financial donations to be used to pay private lawyers who can help defend soldiers charged with war crimes, The New York Times said Sunday.

Along with offering financial aid to the troubled soldiers, many US citizens pair their gifts with comments regarding such legal efforts against troops in Iraq.

"I wonder if you are supposed to check out each enemy to see if they have a gun or wait for them to shoot first," an unidentified 98-year-old Colorado woman wrote with an online Military Combat Defense Fund donation.

Those online efforts for the overseas troops, who face charges ranging from homicide to rape, are not alone.

The Times said that prosecuted soldiers are also being aided by scores of US veterans and conservative Christians, who have created funds for the troops' future legal woes.

UPI

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