I wonder how many Purple Heart recipients requested them? I would imagine very few.
Murtha and Kerry, two peas in a pod.
If Murtha ever runs for President, then sure it'd be relevant. But just because he's saying we should cut & run from Iraq? Nnnnnnah, it's not worth it to go there.
Check the font.
I'm not going to get in between two Democrats accusing each other of lying.
It's amazing how many Repubs including Freepers want to sweep a DemonRAT's lies and attempts to paint himself as some sort of war hero under the carpet and fail to hold them accountable for their lies & distortions. War heroes generally do not have to talk up their own valor, unlike Murtha and Kerry. Neither one of the them qualified for their medals and I wish that Repubs would make a big stink out their lies, the way that the DimWits would do. Certainly the left-wing partisan media would never hold the DimWits accountable. It is sad to see Repubs who fail to challenge and make an issue of the fact that DimWits will use any means (including bald face lies over their service records) to get elected. Once they're in, then they play the part of wounded loyal Americans who are having their valor & patriotism questioned. It needs to be questioned if they're lying about it. You can bet the left-wing media searched every dotted i and crossed t of President Bush's record trying to find something, anything to take him down.
Another Purple Heart wound didn't break the skin?
I'm honestly not a fan of calling someone's military service into question, unless it is John Kerry of course ;)
After meeting with Code Pinko it should be.
... you admitted, back in our corner, that you didn't earn your purple hearts (sic) (you indicated you had small scratch on your cheek that wasn't even directly related to an APC [Armored Personnel Carrier] that ran over a small antipersonnel mine that was behind you).
sounds like he still took a lot more of a beating than Hanoi John.
Murtha apparently is one of those politicians who believes that after so long he becomes invisible and unquestionable. I find a number of things curious about his story.
He claims that he had been awake for over twenty-four hours as if it was unusual. In a war zone twenty-four hours is nothing.
He says he has a Bronze Star with the "Combat V". Is this something new? I thought the V stood for something else.
He claims two Purple Hearts and describes different injuries each time he refers to them.
And last he will not release his records.
BS Alert is ON!!!
It's been my experience that people who have come home from service with a PH don't say what Murtha said.
You could say that politics gets a little rough around here?
I'm late to the party, but (like Kerry) Murtha is the guy who keeps raising the issue of his military service. Otherwise, it wouldn't be relevant.
I think he and kerry should both provide the public with full disclosure by authorizing the release of their service records.
The MSM made Bush do it, and kept right on bitching after he did. Why are Democrats exempt?
I was talking to a friend who's son is in the Marines and served in Iraq during the first year of the war. His vehicle had an RPG explode above it that cause some minor shrapnel wounds, an injury to his shoulder and permanent hearing loss in both ears, he'll probably need hearing aids within 10 years according to doctors. He did not receive and has said would not have accepted a Purple for his wounds because his injuries weren't deserving of it.
As far as I'm concerned if this SOB received his medals for a couple of scratches and has since used them to enhance his political career, everything possible should be done to unmask him for what he is. Anything less is an insult to the many deserving people who have served and are still serving in our military.