I think we are jumping the gun a bit here. In the U.S., including the military, there is a presumption of innocence. You are innocent until proven guilty. Just because someone says, especially if it is the government saying, that you did something does not necessarily make it so. Now, with that said, if these marines are found guilty - the story changes. If they truly did these horrible things, they are no longer marines and I think you will find it hard to find any current or former members of the Corps who would be willing to claim brothership with them. If guilty, they have broken the USMC code and disgraced themselves, and for that they should be made to pay a very dear price. Also, the point should be made that of the hundreds of thousands deployed, the acts these marines are accused of are RARE and represent the extreme minority of those serving the nation. We must guard ourselves from painting with a broad brush and making the extrapolation that their perverse actions represent the actions of all marines. That is not so.