I don't think we should pursue this. Murtha is not running for higher office, he is elderly and he is doing more damage every time he opens his mouth than anything we can do to him.
Also, there was evidence on another thread that the conservatives are being set up in this matter.
See post #4.
Obviously, no one is pursuing it...the letter was written in 2002.
But Peach, the man is causing more Purple Hearts to be awarded. I wish it was as simple as "just politics".
Run away! Run away!
I agree - there is no profit in pursuing this. Just let it fester like the bitter gangrenous sore that it is. No reason for us to jump into the poop-pile.
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.
"Also, there was evidence on another thread that the conservatives are being set up in this matter."
Proof? The Source of this evidence?
I guess you must have missed the overwhelming support that FR Viet Nam Vets had to say about going ahead with this
AND demanding murtha release ALL his military records.
Here's the thread
Murtha's War Hero Status Called Into Question
Remember this can not hurt Presoident Bush
he's not up for re-election
AND it's good for the troops to see
what this pink code murtha is really up to.
The damage he is doing is to our military and to our country. Cut him a break because he is elderly? Not a chance. He knows exactly what he is doing. This is not some dottery old man running off at the mouth. This is a traitor using his position in high office and his military "honors" to bolster his credibility. Let's see how brave he is hiding behind Code Pinko.
Unfortunately, when we let the little things go, they have a way of coming back as bigger things.
The only reason that Murtha is becoming a media darling now is that the Democrats are desperate for a war hero to counter the argument that they are weak on national defense.
When you consider that Jimmy Carter was their last war "hero" as a Navy submariner, followed by Dukakis in the tank, Clinton the draft dodger, Gore the protected "war correspondent", Kerry's quick service and anti-war protests, and then fired NATO commander Wesley Clark, the Democrats are foisting Murtha on the public as their next greatest war hero.
I think it's more damaging to let them let Murtha speak from the cloak of authority as a war hero, than for Republicans to be seen going after an old guy who's not running for higher office. You just can't let these things go by anymore, not in today's tough political world. They made the rules, we have to play by them.
I agree with you. He's a deluded old man. Leave him alone.
It's on him whether or not he did or did not earn the Purple Hearts. He has to live with that.
But his arguements have been shot down several times, the military and the vets already hate his guts, so to speak.
There is very little, if any, gain to be had in going after him like that. It's in the past when he is giving up a LOT of stuff to be used now.
the truth is always worth pursuing no matter the outcome.
Murtha has been trotted out by the party hacks to do their dirty work. He's being played for the fool if anybody is, if you'd like to talk set ups. If HE had any smarts, he'd sit down and STFU! But nooooo, he jumps up in front of the cameras like a newbie rep carrying the party's water. He should know better, and probably does. So what is his motivation for acting the fool?
If he wants to dance, he's gonna have to pay the fiddler, and take the heat for HIS lapse in judgement.
Fire at will Tonk.
I disagree! Every leftist weinie who opens his/her mouth in the interest of socialism ought to be exposed for what they are to the American people. Murtha included......
"I don't think we should pursue this.
Murtha is not running for higher office, he is elderly and he is doing more damage every time he opens his mouth than anything we can do to him.
Also, there was evidence on another thread that the conservatives are being set up in this matter."