I know -- I was pinging her as someone I respect and trust! :o) And because I agree with her. ;o)
I'm sorry, I misfollowed the posts.
Star, I've tried to go over any possible reason for not questioning Murtha- to listen objectively to those who are hesitant. I don't know if I'm missing something, I hope I'm not. My gut and my instinct are that he needs to be made to stand down.
I don't lightly discount the arguement that it should be done right. Dad always said, "If you're going to to a job, do it right or don't do it at all."
I don't think this needs to lie on the shoulders of the Republicans.
Nor do I don't think it needs to lie on the shoulders of Vets.
And, I think it's repugnant to expect the burden to lie on the shoulders of active duty personnel.
I think we owe eternal gratitude to Swift Vets.
I never will understand why they waited until the election. Thirty years living with the lies of John Kerry had to be excrutiating. I don't want another generation to live one minute with these lies. But the clock is ticking...and they are! I'm not sure what is the best way to handle this situation.
I know SV did not want their 'mission' to be confused with politics. Their sole objective was to keep Kerry from becoming CIC.
As long as Murtha purports to speak with absolute moral authority (a la Maureen Dowd/Cindy Sheehan) we have the absolute moral authority to know if he is who he says he is...
and given his other past(s) only fools would to allow him to continue unchallenged.
The sole objective, IMHO, should be to stop Murtha from giving aid and comfort to our enemy, in essence, to issue some form of gag order, i.e. shut him up.
Is there any other way way to expose his present bs other than to publicly confront him with his past bs.
Whose responsiblity is this?
What's wrong with this picture, anyway?
A thirty year reservist (I'VE GOT NOTHING AGAINST RESERVISTS!) taking hold of the microphone and continuing to yap into the PA system (yes, I know, that is a very good pun) that the CIC and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are dumb f*@%$.
I don't want to be melodramatic, but we all know there's more to come where this comes from. When, where, and how, that's anybody's guess.