Skip to comments.A Swift-Moving Story (Murtha Alert)
Posted on 01/18/2006 7:25:19 AM PST by pissant
Is Jack Murtha being unfairly Swift-boated?
The left side of the commentariat is up in arms about my piece on a conservative Web site raising questions about the congressman's two Purple Hearts.
Here's the report by the Cybercast News Service: Check it out and reach your own conclusions.
Look, anyone can dig into a congressman's record, and Cybercast (which is part of Brent Bozell's conservative media criticism group) quoted people on the record, dug up a bunch of clips and gave the Pennsylvania Democrat a chance to respond. Editor in Chief David Thibault told me that Murtha had placed himself in the crossfire by becoming a leading voice for a U.S. pullout in Iraq.
What, exactly, does whatever Murtha did near Danang in 1967 have to do with the soundness of his stance on Iraq? In the case of John Kerry, you could argue that the Swift Boat Vets -- even though the media poked significant holes in their account -- was challenging the biography of a presidential candidate who had put his Vietnam heroism at the center of his campaign. But what is Jack Murtha running for, other than reelection in his district?
Of course, politics ain't beanbag, and Murtha, as a 37-year Marine vet, must be accustomed to hostile fire. The Purple issue, in fact, has come up in some of his past campaigns. But now it's getting national play -- and sparking a liberal backlash.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
"Fox News Sunday, Juan Williams says that all the time, "The discredited Swift Boaters". "
Juan Williams is a moral leper. Disappointing that Fox pays him. I wouldn't let him clean my toilet.
Then the left should stop touting his war-hero status as a reason to take his opinions about Iraq seriously.
Is it just me or does it seem like all the folks who got bogus commendations in Vietnam ended up democrats?
Murtha is a stinking pile of traitorous feces and I don't care what dirt they dig to bring the idiot down. He deserves NOTHING by scorn and condemnation.
Murtha's war record is being used by the left as moral leverage for his Iraq War stance. If that leverage is found to be lies, Murtha becomes just another barking moonbat in the Cindy Sheehan mould.
Also, if Judge Alito's CAP newsletter subscription is of extreme importance, why not Rep. Murtha's war record and his alleged requests for his own purple hearts?
There a no scars on his face where the war wounds are suppose to be. It smells.
Agreed. Without the SBFVT, Bush loses the election. The Dems had effectively muted/neutered/intimidated Bush's attack on Kerry's phony war record and anti-war activities. The supposed genius, Karl Rove, did a dismal job in the campaign. The biggest surprise to me was how close Kerry, the most liberal senator from the most liberal state in America, came to defeating an incumbent, wartime President with a good ecomony. Truly astounding.
Should have used spell check.
Around these here parts, we spell it gin-you-whine.
And if I'm not mistaken (that's been know to happen, but rarely ! ) there were STILL records that were not even released to the Boston Globe.
The left has eaten another one of their own.
Don't these people ever learn?
Don't bother with this story. I kept hoping it would shed some light on the issue, but instead all it did was regurgitate irrational liberal blather about their war zero Murtha.
Same here. I heard a promo for LARDBALL tonight and this is going to be the topic. I may watch now.
In the media's defense, the Swift Boat Vets were never able to disprove Kerry's claim of delivering weapons to the Khmer Rouge.
This Washington Post article looks almost like a word for word of this blog (anti war blog)
The "Swiftboating" To Discredit John Murtha
Who cares? The primary issue of the SBVT was that JFnK had acquired three (THREE!!!) Purple Hearts in less than a month in Viet Nam through nefarious means in order to get excused from further service in-theater.
JFnK could have slam-dunked the SBVT by releasing his complete military record to the public. He never has, and never will.
Can Mr. Fraud prove that he didn't get a dishonorable discharge that was changed by Jimmah Carter when he was President?
He could if he released his military record.
If he had nothing to hide, he would have released it long ago.
Who cares about JFnK's random, mealy-mouthed bragging? Listen to him for five minutes and you know he's a liar.
I think you misunderstood my post. John Kerry claimed to deliver weapons to the enemy (i.e. the Khmer Rouge). I'm willing to take him at his word in this (and only this) one instance.
Please! The media blacked out the SB Vets! There was more Anti-Bush stuff flowing in from Move-on and all the Ne-Nazi wing of the Democraps then from our end. Kerry lost because he had no ideas and changed his mind more than a woman!
You know, I'm sick of the "Conservatives Attack" line.
I had thoughts about this BEFORE the CNS article appeared.
Anyone who could put 2 + 2 together would question Murtha's 'moral authority' in light of John Kerry.
I'm not alone. But the conservatives attack. You know, if we did, they'd run and hide.
All they do is stand on the playground, crying and tattling anything they can think of to their Msm. Teacher so they look like the perfect child.