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

It's just like posting on FR, you better have legit sources.


69 posted on 01/13/2006 12:42:10 PM PST by wolfcreek
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To: paltz

I've been waiting for this shoe to drop.

Murtha does not seem like a genuine Marine.


71 posted on 01/13/2006 12:43:53 PM PST by angkor
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To: paltz
Murtha has thus far refused to release his own military records.

Hmmm. Medals for being wounded and a democrat refuses to release his records.....damn! I'm sorry but that just sounds so familiar


73 posted on 01/13/2006 12:44:49 PM PST by Bommer (Ted Kenndy - Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life!)
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To: paltz

Trying to find fault in someone's war service is not honorable.


77 posted on 01/13/2006 12:48:35 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: paltz; Laurita; CMS; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; OneLoyalAmerican; bkwells; ...

"I like guys who've never been there, who criticize us who've been there," Murtha said. "I like that. I like guys who got five deferments and never been there and sent people to war and then don't like to hear suggestions that what may need to be done."


murtha : Pay attention

You have been hanging around to long with cut and run hanoi kerry

The Brothers and Sisters on The Wall know what you have done.

And before you complain about me, I was there also.

DISMISSED!


78 posted on 01/13/2006 12:49:10 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a Service Man or Woman today?)
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To: paltz
my knee was banged up and my arm was banged up when a helicopter was shot down

In Vietnam, it was considered wrong to ask for, or be awarded, a purple heart for injuries that didn't draw blood or require hospitalization. I got hit on the head by a falling tree during a mission and was medevaced and hospitalized. It never occured to me a purple heart was warranted and no one ever suggested I was even entitled to one. These sleazebags who try to pad their Vietnam service to promote their own careers are as despicable.

80 posted on 01/13/2006 12:51:43 PM PST by Casloy
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To: paltz
Murtha is a retired marine and was the first Vietnam combat veteran elected to Congress. Since 1967, there have been at least three different accounts of the injuries that purportedly earned Murtha his Purple Hearts. Those accounts also appear to conflict with the limited military records that are available, and Murtha has thus far refused to release his own military records. Instert: Kerry for Murtha, Senate for Congress and youve got a presidential candidate!
82 posted on 01/13/2006 12:54:12 PM PST by HHKrepublican_2 (OP Spread the Truth....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1535158/posts)
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To: paltz

http://www.toontracker.com/lyrics/commander%20mcbragg%20lyrics.htm

One night--the Commander shot a Bengal tiger in his pajamas!
I know because he told me so, but how the tigger got in . . .


88 posted on 01/13/2006 12:58:52 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: paltz

I don't care what he did or didn't do. He DID volunteer to fight for the military, he DID go to Vietnam, he WAS in harm's way.

We shouldn't question that service, nor should that service have any bearing on whether his ideas today make ANY sense, which they don't.

This is different than Kerry running for President citing his war record as a reason he is fit for commander-in-chief.

Whether Murtha served in Vietnam or not would have no bearing on whether he knows what he is talking about today.


90 posted on 01/13/2006 1:00:40 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: paltz

I think asking for a medal is kind of lame. Don't they just award them to deserving people. IMO real heros don't ask for medals OR flaunt them.


91 posted on 01/13/2006 1:00:53 PM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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I don’t have a lot of faith in official records for Purple Hearts, unless the original inpatient files can be located. Even the regular medical records might not be much help. Ours were maintained in the company at Vung Tau. We were operating out of Da Nang, I was wounded at Hue and operated on at Phu Bai.
Mine was the result of holes in my face, left arm and right leg from a 60 mm mortar. I carried my evac tag as a souvenir for years, but as it was written in pencil it didn’t last long. Around my 2nd reenlistment my 201 had it listed as wounds to arm and leg. By my retirement it was down to “wound in leg”.


98 posted on 01/13/2006 1:05:46 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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Please pull up this thread from breaking news and future threads related to this issue should be put in a garbage can somewhere. We do want FR to go hysteric about a very dumb move and attack the old man service regardless if it has issues with it. Murtha is causing immense damage to the democrats with his "cut and run" statements about Iraq and it is absolutely moronic to go after his service in Vietnam.


102 posted on 01/13/2006 1:07:54 PM PST by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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He doesnt like the war so lets attack his purple heart. Im not a fan of it and im no fan of that guy one bit.


104 posted on 01/13/2006 1:08:04 PM PST by smith288 (The older I get, the dumber I become as im wise enough to acknowledge how much more there is to know)
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To: paltz

Leave Murtha's military record alone. There's no justification for blowing the whole wad over something that happend decades ago. Murtha served his country in the military admirably. Focus on Murtha's work in Congress, starting with his voting record, and conflicting recent press and media statements.


105 posted on 01/13/2006 1:08:32 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: paltz

"'He's a phony and a liar' "

He's a damn traitor too!


109 posted on 01/13/2006 1:12:28 PM PST by conservativewasp (Liberals lie for sport and hate our country.)
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To: paltz
Forget all this.
Just keep referrring to Murtha as an Ex-marine. (Caital E small m)

It's worse than casting aspersions on the legitimacy of his parents marriage.
116 posted on 01/13/2006 1:15:42 PM PST by stylin19a (God does not apply to your alloted time, the hours spent playing golf.)
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Murtha should sign the SF180 and release his OQR. A sharp investigator; calling B.G. Burkett, could probably locate his service number and with that you wouldn't need his approval to get everything, except his medical records, with a FOIA request.

If he's telling the truth he ends up being bolstered, if he's lying then he gets exposed for being a fraud as does the medal inflator.

119 posted on 01/13/2006 1:20:06 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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Sounds like he was elected in a political vacuum and became popular enough to remain in office, his reputation growing with each campaign and the telling of his story.


126 posted on 01/13/2006 1:41:52 PM PST by Old Professer (Fix the problem, not the blame!)
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To: paltz
Lets NOT go there, because the fact is, there are probably thousands of honorable, good men who's PH or other medal could be called into question. I don't here Murtha talking about his heroism, he hasn't written a book about it, they aren't producing a little movie about it, ala JF'n Kerry. Kerry and his camp were BEGGIN to be debunked.

Leave Murtha's past alone, unless it was criminal or something. We dont need to go there to refute what he has to say TODAY.

141 posted on 01/13/2006 2:17:57 PM PST by Paradox (What "tax cuts for the rich". They are paying more taxes now than ever!)
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To: paltz

Here we go again,

... same old shiite again,

... marchin' down the avenue,

... one more fake 'n then we're thru..........

Sound off!

One-two!


142 posted on 01/13/2006 2:19:58 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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