I didn't see the other thread, but that was my first thought--setup, like the old wife-beating setup from a past election we all remember. We should just let this one go. He may well have served bravely once, but he's a complete disgrace now. Every time he opens his mouth lately, he proves it. The Purple Hearts? They don't matter at this point.
posted on 01/15/2006 4:18:19 PM PST
(Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
Murtha was in the Reserves for a long while, then volunteers to go to Nam in '66-67, gets a few decorations, then gets elected to the Pennsylvania house in the 68 elections.
The timing sounds like he was being groomed for a political career, and a tour in VN was a necessary "ticket punch" for that career. His bio lists him as being a captain in '59. Haven't seen what rank he was in '66, but I don't think he was leading from the front by that point
I would be curious as to his family history
posted on 01/15/2006 5:35:50 PM PST
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Every time he opens his mouth lately, he proves it. The Purple Hearts? They don't matter at this point.
If you watched 60 minutes tonight, you know why they do matter.
posted on 01/15/2006 6:54:56 PM PST
by El Gato
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