Murtha is a (insert 40 words of praise for military service) and it would be too easy for rats to turn this around as an attack on his service.
Even though Kerry was in Vietnam but most people are not aware of that because he doesn't mention it too often.
With his movie camera to get good clips that would hopefully help him attain the presidency in later years. Don't think Murtha's service was quite so "selfish", and I really believe Murtha was a patriot even though we disagree with what he is currently spouting, and the damage he is creating for our middle east based troops.
I disagree. Here's how to do it. Take someone like me with 43 years with the USMC (it offsets the "service thingy") and the other Vietnam Vet could point out how discouraging it was to have the folks back home stabbing us in the back.
Then ask how he can betray his brothers.
Screw his service. Benedict Arnold served too. (and better too)