Here’s reader W.W. with a tart comment on The Other Charlotte’s take on Rep. John Murtha’s efforts to straddle the Haditha fence by using the alleged massacres to club President Bush over the head while going easy on the alleged Marine perpetrators, lest he look bad to his military-supporting constituents (see taking care to spare the Marines who were allegedly responsible (see “Is Murtha Actually SOFT on Massacres?,” June 1):

“My Marine grandson in doing his second tour in Fallujah. Murtha is risking my grandson’s life just for a slap at Bush. Those who think Bush can lose this war without adverse effect on them are idiots.”

Agreed. And our prayers and best wishes are with your grandson, W.W.