Skip to comments.Web Site Attacks Critic of War (Opponents Question Murtha's Medals)
Posted on 01/14/2006 7:24:40 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), the former Marine who is an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq, has become the latest Democrat to have his Vietnam War decorations questioned.
In a tactic reminiscent of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth assault on Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) during the 2004 presidential campaign, a conservative Web site yesterday quoted Murtha opponents as questioning the circumstances surrounding the awarding of his two Purple Hearts.
Cybercast is part of the conservative Media Research Center, run by L. Brent Bozell III, who accused some in the media of ignoring the Swift Boat charges, but Thibault said it operates independently. He said the unit, formerly called the Conservative News Service, averages 110,000 readers, mainly conservative, and provides material for other Web sites such as GOPUSA. "We won't run anything against anybody if we don't have the goods," he said..........."
David Thibault, editor in chief of the Cybercast News Service, said the issue of Murtha's medals from 1967 is relevant now "because the congressman has really put himself in the forefront of the antiwar movement." Thibault said: "He has been placed by the Democratic Party and antiwar activists as a spokesman against the war above reproach."
Cindy Abram, a spokeswoman for Murtha, said, "We certainly believe that the questions being raised are an attempt to distract attention from what's happening in Iraq." As for how Murtha won the Purple Hearts, she said: "We think the congressman's record is clear. We have the documentation, the paperwork that proves that he earned them, and that he is entitled to wear them proudly."
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Must be a slow news day at WaPo. No need to question Murtha's service...his recent comments prove he is an a-hole, hero or not...
What does the past record of a war hero matter if today he commits a treasonous act?!
So has Murtha signed-off on an SF-180 that allows anyone
to check out all his records?
We still don't have one for Kerry.
> What does the past record of a war hero matter ...
If he's a real war hero, and isn't relying on it
for political advantage, then it doesn't matter.
If Murtha is holding himself out as something he is not, his fraud needs to be exposed.
Yes, he does.
We need to be careful. The reason the Swift Boat Vets were so successful is that they were telling the truth. If we come out with a thing like this and then it turns out to be a fake, it makes us look bad and bolsters Murtha's position.
Not arguin'... just sayin'.....
Come to think of it, has L. Brent Bozell signed off on an SF-180?
Real war heroes don't say the things Murtha, Kerry, Clark, or other critics have said.
Murtha has aligned himself with Code Pink. I'd say the scrutiny has become more than warranted.
Ha Bozell hyped his veteran status, assuming he has it, in support of his political position, including his questioning of Murtha? If not, then it's irrelevant. Murtha has been using his status, and his medals and decorations, in support of his attacks on President Bush, and his nonsupport of today's Veterans to be.
War Heros can be asshats too.....a chest full of medals isn't a free pass for the rest of ones days be they a good guy or a bad guy.
I bestow my highest respect and thanks to all veterans be they adorned with medals or not but when they screw the pooch per se and make a boo boo I will not hesitate to tell em to STFU !
Murtha needs to STFU regardless of his record in this case because he is wrong .
It's hard to believe that someone who is an honest to goodness war hero....would allow himself to be lead around by his nose, by some one as insipid as Nancy Pelosi...
That just doesn't add up!
Last I checked, L. Brent Bozell isn't claiming that he has a special right to speak, which others don't share, due to past military success. Nice try.
Last I read Murtha has not signed anything to release his records....guess he isn't hiding anything. /sarcasm.