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A Marine Dad responds to Representative Jack Murtha
Marine Corps Moms ^ | December 09, 2005 | LTC Christopher J. Stark

Posted on 12/10/2005 10:55:56 PM PST by Mount Athos

Representative Murtha:

During the dark days of the American Revolution the Commanding General, George Washington, seemed unable to win any victories. There were wholesale desertions, troops were starving, the fledgling government was sporadic with money, food and ammunition in short supply. Out of this darkness emerged a genuine American Hero. This officer brilliantly led his troops in combat and though seriously, and almost mortally wounded, won victory after victory for the desperate and beleaguered American Continental Army.

After helping to turn the tide of war in the favor of the Americans, this officer's fame grew as did his prestige, but his prowess on the battlefield, his courage under fire and indeed all of his life, is forgotten because of one act. His name is now synonymous with "traitor" in the dictionary. General Benedict Arnold, like you, had a brilliant military career of courage, honor, and sacrifice. Like you, in my opinion, he was a traitor to his country and to his oath as an American soldier. It is indeed fitting that you are member of the same political party as another traitor and seditionist, former Lieutenant John Kerry USN, who betrayed his country, not only on the very floor of the House of Representatives that you now serve, but also, secretly, in the presence of our enemies in Paris, France.

Unlike you, he is a self proclaimed warrior and you earned your decorations, but the pair of you forgot one important thing. The United States of America and indeed the world are at war. We are at war with an implacable enemy. An enemy of racist, bigoted, fanatics whose sole goal in life is to destroy the people of the United States of America, their culture and their religion. More American civilians have died on U.S. soil in this war than died on our shores in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, and Dessert Storm put together.

We are at war, Murtha, and your actions and conduct give aid and comfort to our enemies. Just in case you have forgotten the definition of treason and sedition, I have attached Webster's definition as Tabs A and B to this letter.

A wise man once said, "There are no former Marines, only dead Marines." He was wrong. You are not a Marine. You have lost the right to use that title. You have dishonored all of those who have fought and died up to the day you stood on the floor of the House of Representatives and demanded that we withdraw immediately. You lied to the press, when you said you did not make that statement. I watched you make that statement. Albeit your Bill, submitted, which I have also read, added a caveat, "as soon as practicable." That is pure horseshit and you know it.

Yes, Representative Murtha, you have given aid and comfort to our enemies in a time of war. You have given them hope, which they have fast been losing, due to all of the victories and sacrifice by our sons and daughters on the field of battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. You have been honored by our enemies on the front page of Al Jazeera. Kerry has a hallowed spot in the Hall of Heroes in the Museum of the Revolution in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

No, you are no longer a Marine. Your soul is dead. Your honor is dead, and without a soul or honor, you are nothing.

Be advised, my son is a Marine Officer. He has commanded men in battle through two (2) tours and he is due to return to Iraq on a third tour. If he should be harmed in any way as a result of your actions on the floor of the House this week, I will do everything in my power to see to it that you are driven from office and that you are charged and tried for treason and sedition.

The Marine Officer whose message was read on the House Floor by fellow member of Congress, Jean Schmidt, was right. You are a coward. Marines do not cut and run.

Fortunately, your obesity prevents you from wearing your Marine Uniform with even a semblance of pride, but I know your face. If I am in a room when you arrive, you will not enter. If you are in a room, when I arrive, you will leave. It is as simple as that.

OUT.

LTC Christopher J. Stark IN USAR


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; bush43; cutandrun; exmarine; iraq; marines; militaryfamilies; murtha; terrorism; terrorist
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To: Mount Athos

Absolutely fantastic letter. Thank you for posting it.


21 posted on 12/11/2005 7:25:25 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Mount Athos

Think Murtha read this? I'm not familiar with the reading habits of Congressman.


22 posted on 12/11/2005 7:29:11 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: Mount Athos
"Your soul is dead. Your honor is dead, and without a soul or honor, you are nothing. "

AMEN AMEN AND AMEN!!!

23 posted on 12/11/2005 7:31:18 AM PST by OldEagle (May you live long enough to hear the legends of your own adventures.)
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To: Mount Athos
like you, had a brilliant military career of courage, honor, and sacrifice.

This is overstating Mediocre Murtha's military career by at least an order of magnitude.

Other than that, it is an excellent latter.

24 posted on 12/11/2005 7:34:28 AM PST by JCEccles
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To: Mount Athos

WOW


25 posted on 12/11/2005 7:34:53 AM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Mount Athos
Bttt.

5.56mm

26 posted on 12/11/2005 7:35:17 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
This one needs a Bttt...
27 posted on 12/11/2005 7:47:20 AM PST by tubebender (You can't make Chicken Salad from Chicken Bleep...)
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To: Mount Athos

Powder..Patch..Ball FIRE!!!!!

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hit em again! Harder Harder!!!!


28 posted on 12/11/2005 7:59:05 AM PST by BallandPowder
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To: JCEccles
More than several odors of magnitude

30 years X 2 weeks + 30 years of "one weekend a month" + one 7 month tour as a REMF in Saigon = one political turd

I got nothing against Reserve troops, most of the Air Force is dependent on USAFR fliers, but this Murtha - I mean, YHGTBSM.

BTW, my son is also a Marine, in country, and I had the same "If I could get my hands on that baastards neck" reaction to Murtha's spew on the floor of Congress.
29 posted on 12/11/2005 10:38:09 AM PST by ASOC (The result of choosing between the lesser of two evils, in the end, leaves you with, well, evil.)
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To: Mount Athos

any way we an get this into the MSM?


30 posted on 12/11/2005 10:47:13 AM PST by freedumb2003 (American troops cannot be defeated. American Politicians can.)
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To: Mount Athos

Thanks. I am proud that such men as this father has served his country. I stand behind every word he said.


31 posted on 12/11/2005 10:54:45 AM PST by tioga
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To: ez

I tried to go to Murtha's Cong. website but a zipcode from within his gerrymandered district is a required item.

Do the research, find a Pennsylvania zipcode that fits into the PA 12th congressional district, then email LTC Stark's letter (sorry, I work second shift).

Good hunting!


32 posted on 12/11/2005 12:44:11 PM PST by elcid1970
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To: elcid1970

http://www.house.gov/murtha/


33 posted on 12/11/2005 12:51:06 PM PST by luv2ndamend
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To: Old Sarge
"Pity no one will ever read it."

There are those among us with Lonnnggg memories...........forgive, maybe, forget,never.

34 posted on 12/11/2005 12:55:13 PM PST by litehaus
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To: luv2ndamend

Thanks anyway, but I've already been there and it says that if you're not a constituent of the 12th District, click here to find your congressman (sic).

Murtha is saying: listen, you rightwing jerks, I know you want to spam me with hatemail. As you're a bunch of ignorant dumbasses, click here to find your congressman, since you obviously don't already know!

Go there and see if that isn't the unstated message.

Got to have that local PA zipcode.


35 posted on 12/11/2005 1:20:31 PM PST by elcid1970
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To: Mount Athos

BTTT!


36 posted on 12/11/2005 1:26:09 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: elcid1970

Mission accomplised.


37 posted on 12/11/2005 2:01:27 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: ez

Mission accomplished.


38 posted on 12/11/2005 2:01:50 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: Mount Athos

BTTT...


39 posted on 12/12/2005 12:59:04 PM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: sit-rep

I'm going to email old geezer too!I'm sick of him running his mouth all the time. Guess he is learning to like the camera! All the libs preface his treasonous comments with he;s a great hero blah blah blah! Please he's no Marine or he'd think and act like a marine! He needs to SHUT UP & NOW!!!


40 posted on 12/12/2005 1:04:19 PM PST by LYSandra
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