Skip to comments.A Traitor's Tirade: Rep. John Murtha Soils The Corps (by Gunny Bob Newman, Marine Corps veteran)
Posted on 11/17/2005 10:27:58 PM PST by ajolympian2004
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GUNNY BOB'S COLUMN NOVEMBER 17, 2005:
A Traitor's Tirade: Rep. John Murtha Soils The Corps
In a statement that has angered, embarrassed and humiliated Marines around the globe, one of our own -- a retired Marine Corps Reserve colonel -- has called for the legendary fighting force to retreat from Iraq and surrender to the terrorist organization that has killed thousands of Americans at home and abroad. He has even called for the United States to enter into negotiations with al Qaeda. This vermins demand for retreat, surrender and negotiations with the enemy is so committed to assisting al Qaeda in their efforts in Iraq that he has posted his unspeakable demands on his website in the form of an official statement
John Murtha press release: http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/pa12_murtha/pr051117iraq.html
The traitor, Democratic Rep. John P. Murtha, agrees 100% with Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab al Zarqawi that the Marine Corps, which is mangling the enemy on a daily basis in Iraq and suffering comparatively light casualties, should lay down its arms, call it quits, and abandon the people they are defending in the fledgling democracy of Iraq.
Furious Marines from wars as far back as World War II are spitting mad at the cowardly colonel and many want his head on a stake in the middle of the Marine Corps Commandant's lawn. Personally, I would not soil that good earth with so vile and despicable a piece of offal.
Encouraging retreat is viewed as aiding the enemy by the Marines and is a violation of Article 104 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which is punishable by death. Currently serving Marines, active duty or reserve, who encourage surrender are in violation of Article 100 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, an offense also punishable by death. Because Murtha is retired, he is virtually assured of not being prosecuted.
However, he will be celebrated by al Qaeda and other terrorists around the world. At this very moment, al Qaeda communications specialists are likely prepping pieces of propaganda using Murthas traitorous tirade as a tool to recruit fresh killers by showing them that even an American Marine (apologies to Puller) believes his allegedly beloved Corps is so inept in battle that retreat and surrender are the Marines best option and perhaps should, in fact, be added for the first time to the Leathernecks vast, quasi-mythical repertoire of operational art and battlefield strategy.
Murtha joins the likes of traitor Clayton Lonetree, the Marine security guard who gave top-secret intelligence to the Soviets, and traitor Robert Garwood, the Marine who went over to the enemy during the Vietnam War and was involved in holding and abusing US prisoners of war in North Vietnam while wearing the uniform of the enemy.
The Marine Corps is famous for its members standing their ground and winning fights against outrageous odds. Battles with names like the Peking Legation, Belleau Wood, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, the Chosin Reservoir, Khe Sanh and Fallujah decorate the hallowed halls of Corps history. Especially repugnant is how Murtha is insisting upon surrender while the Marines are decimating the enemy en masse.
Marines should ask Murtha if Chesty Puller would order retreat and surrender before the enemy.
John "The Jellyfish" Murtha should be shunned by all Marines and, if possible, legal steps should be taken to prevent this betrayer from being buried in a national cemetery upon his demise.
Pretending that we cannot afford to win a war but can afford to lose it through unilateral withdrawal is ludicrous.
Someone hauled out his FBI file and then twisted his arm to either make the party line statement or achieve political death.
DNC= criminal enteprise
Spent time in NKP, Da Nang and non-existant(LOL) places in Laos from Dec67-Jan 68
Welcome home dude!
Make that, Dec67 - Jan69. That's better.
This guy served his nation with honor. It is too bad that today he dishonors himself, the Marine Corp and the nation.
If Iraq is not victory then someone tell me what victory looks like.
25 million people freed
Overthrow of evil dictator thugs (yes this includes Saddams advisors. Mr Clinton)
victory over 5th largest military in the world
free elections in record time
capture and or killing of the majority of most wanted Saddam followers
Schools and infrastructure rebuilding.
Constitution written and passed
less than 10,000 lost soldiers.
This and much more accomplished in less than 3 years
I fully expect a direct attack on US soil by Al Qaida now that the Dems and Murtha and the MSM have softened up the target, us. (USA)-
Murtha didn't just "flip" overnight because someone has "damaging FBI files on him".....or because "he turned senile overnight". Why are folks knocking themselves out to make every excuse under the sun for him?
This Benedict Arnold has a long lefty, anti-war, anti-military history.....a freeper posted his legislative record on this board the other day. The ideology voiced in his statement yesterday didn't just happen OVERNIGHT.
The guy is an obsessed ideologue which he's kept pretty much quiet in the past. He knows EXACTLY what he's doing.
He probably didn't write his lengthy, convoluted statement all by himself. That's what researchers, lawyers and writers on congresspeoples' staffs are for. But he obviously has a radical leftist aide who can write in a Goebbel's-like manner a statement that is glib, smooth, full of eye-popping false "facts", false charges and innuendos and weighty-appearing enough to fool a lot of the sheeple.
No, let's not excuse this traitor......pin him to the wall for what he is and what he'll go to his grave being.....anti-American.
I don't care if he was Audie Murphy when he was younger, he's a traitor now.
Boy, am I ticked, fellow freepers. Murtha is only one thump of the well-organized drumbeat of defeat coming at us and our President from all sides now.....jeopardizing our freedom and security......and the lives of our troops above all.
Count me as another Marine who is embarrassed by this fraud. Last year he said we can't win. This year he says we have won, let's go home, but any year he is still a Democrat so party is more important than country to him.
Only he and Pete Stark voted for it. The bill sponsor (Rangel) and the remainder of the co-sponsors (incl. Conyers, Jackson-Lee, etc.) did not vote for the bill they sponsored!
Hey Rep. Murthaf*ker:
Semper Fi = Cut and Run???
Just another Rat who had his brains sucked out before he took the oath of office.
And to add insult to injury..the traitor cried..like a weakling..adding to the world wide notion that Americans are weak..a paper tiger..just like screwball voinovich last summer crying on the senate floor saying he is a patriot when he wouldn't back Bolton..jeez..get a hanky you losers..
Another self-proclaimed Marine officer has weighed in in an email to me (below). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I listened to what Murtha said. Did you? I never heard all the crap about retreat and other right wing rhetoric that you conveniently put into your article. Why is it that you folks on the right can't just realize that other people who are just a frigging patriotic as you can believe differently.
Only and idiot or a total partisan will continue to hold onto an idea or approach when it is not working and people are dying because of its failings.
Vermin? Your use of this word alone, tells me what a right wing hate monger you must be.
I am embarassed as a careerr Marine by your comments. This war should never have been fought. It was planned stupidly by the Bush administration who ignored senior military advice. Our Marines and Soldiers are dying because this adminstration was more concerned about the "New American Empire" and oil than WMDs or Iraqi freedom and still today won't re-evaluate how we should be fighting it.
I guess you think we should have stayed in Vietnam also. Why bother if both wars are based on lies and real Americans are dying for the the greed of a few rich Republicans. When this is over and Cheney can collect his blind trust from Haliburton..... while the families of the dead Marines will grieve forever for their fallen loved ones--
You may be suprised how many Marines support Murtha.
General Smedley Butler said it best: War Is A Racket - Read the book Gunny. You might learn more about why we are in Iraq.
R. B. LtCol USMC Ret.
Gunny, I don't believe for a second he was a Marine, but more likely he was a keyboard commando.
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