Agree completely. It would be a murky examination anyway, and therefore he would get the benefit of the doubt (as he should). And he could say he was being attacked at the direction of Karl Rove and play victim.
As you said, respond to Murtha on the merits of his argument. Or the lack thereof.
" It would be a murky examination anyway, and therefore he would get the benefit of the doubt (as he should)."
I never served, so I leave the question of right and wrong here to you guys who did.
But there is one point worth keeping in mind: the Left still controls the Mainstream Media. I thought the case against Kerry was about as open and shut as the case could possibly be. True, everyone wasn't against the guy. It's hard, but not impossible, to find a guy who everyone is against. But nearly everyone who served in his vicinity was against Kerry. Still, the case against Kerry was barely carried in public overall. In advance, we have to consider how the MSM spin would come in to play on this issue.