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.
I do believe it has everything to do with what he is talking about today.. If he wasn't holding out his so called war hero status out as a so called expert on war..no one would listen to him. For those on this thread who say we shouldn't go there...I suspect few have been in the military and even fewer in a combat theater. FYI...we take being a phony and collecting medals not earned very seriously...regardless of who, why and when!!
Let's deal with Murtha's treasonous behavior now. This line of attack has a horrible downside and would gain no real traction. Everybody with a brain knows this guy is an idiot. The panel on Brit Hume laughed out loud at him a few weeks ago because he was saying the trrops coming out of Iraq could be put "close to the region" in Okinawa!
Murtha and every Dem who supports him is shooting at their own foot on full auto. Let's not jump in front of the bullets for them.