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1 posted on 01/13/2006 11:53:54 AM PST by paltz
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To: paltz

If you run on your record, please provide the record and don't be disappointed if someone wants to verify.
Is that simple enough?


344 posted on 01/14/2006 11:02:06 AM PST by OldEagle (May you live long enough to hear the legends of your own adventures.)
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To: paltz

Still good to know.


346 posted on 01/14/2006 11:05:17 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: paltz

Yeah, like Kerry he hides behind medals he did NOT earn.


353 posted on 01/14/2006 11:41:39 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God))
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"I agree that Murtha's Vietnam record isn't the issue, and shouldn't be. Rather it's his behavior regarding the current war that's the disgrace." Glenn Reynolds

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370 posted on 01/14/2006 1:52:26 PM PST by sono (You can't convert people in pink dresses)
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WOW. I'll be digesting this one for a bit. You gotta agree with this for sure:

"Pretending to be a big war hero and boasting about having medals is a slap in the face to our veterans who were seriously wounded or killed in action,"

371 posted on 01/14/2006 2:00:08 PM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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Haven't read all of the comments on this subject, but this fits in with what I suspected the first time I heard about the great Murtha last fall. Seems he spent 2 or 3 years total on active duty then the rest of all those years in the reserves. When I heard that he was a staff puke in Nam, I suspected that bronze star might be the kind they gave to every staff puke who served in a combat zone. The "v" thing is puzzling, however. Now we see that the purple hearts are Kerry-like..Suspicions confirmed. Lets see the military records and citations....


373 posted on 01/14/2006 2:27:30 PM PST by buffman
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has long downplayed the controversy and the bitterness surrounding the two Purple Hearts he was awarded for military service in Vietnam.

This is sounding real familiar [Echos of Kerry].

385 posted on 01/14/2006 3:50:04 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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John Murtha has claimed the status of " expert witness " on Iraq by virtue of his service in Vietnam.
Expert witnesses are routinely asked , many times under oath, to provide their bona fides for their area of expertise.
It is entirely appropriate to respectfully ask John Murtha to provide information and clarification regarding his service.
I don't know anyone who doesn't have questions regarding Murtha's service and it would seem logical and natural that Murtha would be eager to discuss his military career , to clear up any misunderstandings or misinformation.
His refusal to do so only raises more questions.


390 posted on 01/14/2006 4:16:20 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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Now, I know I'm late to this thread and forgive me if someone has already brought this up, but :

"The records of this Headquarters show that you are entitled to the Purple Heart and a Gold Star in lieu of a second Purple Heart for wounds received in action...

Isn't the second award of a PH marked by an Oak Leaf Cluster?

406 posted on 01/14/2006 5:20:28 PM PST by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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Bumpforlater


407 posted on 01/14/2006 5:21:29 PM PST by gridlock (eliminate perverse incentives)
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I'm of two minds about these accusations. My inclination is to say, let's not go there. The man served in Vietnam, he should be honored for that service.

I regret his current anti-war comments while our troops are in combat situations.

423 posted on 01/14/2006 6:16:43 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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I didn't think liberals liked military people, so why do they want guys like Murtha to be seen as military heroes?


441 posted on 01/14/2006 8:44:01 PM PST by mojojockey
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Why did I read his name "Mullah" instead of Murtha?


452 posted on 01/15/2006 5:25:30 AM PST by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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The lunatics at DailyKos have linked to this thread. *snicker*


454 posted on 01/15/2006 7:12:04 AM PST by veronica (....."send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.")
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To: paltz

Sounds like Murtha is as big a war hero as McCain.


458 posted on 01/15/2006 8:38:03 AM PST by John D
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Idiots who didn't serve trying to sully someone who did for political gains.

These same folks who say if he came out with "proof" would not accept it anyway.

People who didn't serve who criticize war records of people who put their life on line while the criticizers kept their fat asses pinned to couches are vermin in my opinion.


459 posted on 01/15/2006 8:43:46 AM PST by sakic
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It is predictable that he would be discredited. After all, he does not support the agenda of those who benefit from the war in Iraq. The pattern of such character assassinations are always the same: first, discredit anything positive or good that he has done (war hero). Second, make him out to be insane, or at least a bit flaky.
Murtha is courageous (to speak out against the US staying in Iraq) and sane (it would be insane to want to stay in Iraq much longer, since the US has gained nothing from the war and already it's cost a trillion dollars and over 2000 Americans and 30,000 to 100,000 Iraqis killed, the latter mostly civilians).


473 posted on 01/15/2006 9:36:14 AM PST by cmppc
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All commun...I mean democrats are liars.

Sign the 180 Murtha. Let's see what you've got.

474 posted on 01/15/2006 9:41:01 AM PST by onedoug
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While I whole heartedly disagree with Murtha's stance, as a veteran of long term service, I am sick and tired of these attacks on the service of various veterans.


528 posted on 01/16/2006 7:59:37 AM PST by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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Most likely true but the wrong approach.


531 posted on 01/16/2006 8:10:47 AM PST by grace522 (Let's not slander our intelligence to that degree)
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