I can understand Marines being PO'd at Murtha, but I think the guy was wiggin. He seems to have lost it as far as I am concerned. Pitty.
John Murtha's statement of a call to surrender further places the oustanding men and women of our US military in jeopardy while performing their mission. This john kerryesque tirade by Murtha is at least borderline treason, if not so as Gunny Bob has said in his column.
Murtha has been saying the exact same thing for over a year and a half. Only our lying media and its democrat allies could so blatantly push a lie.
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.