Murthat has an ass full of rice, too?
Murtha and John Kerry should be tried for treason. The entire Democrat Party is nothing but a bunch of traitors.
"What, exactly, does whatever Murtha did near Danang in 1967 have to do with the soundness of his stance on Iraq?"
You see, that's the problem here. Murhta's stance is *not* sound, but it is being propped up by his record as a warrior. If his record is a sham, the prop is destroyed, letting the country get back to some level of reality.
Typical lib crap.....start out on the track of the headline, branch out into some other incoherent rambling, and never finish the thought and/or article...
The irony is that until the left starting bleeting like sheep, I had no idea this story was out there.
WTF? Did they get JFnK to sign the SF-180 or something?
Okay, the moral lepers are frothing about challenges to their attempts to increase Murtha's credibility by calling him a "highly decorated veteran." No surprises there.
But where is the factual information?
Slut Magazine said the records are available, but I though Murtha was pulling a Kerry on that.
Pure BS. The media and Kerry never refuted anything that the SBVFT put forth. This is further MSM disinformation.
..from the article, do take note, it was a fellow DEMOCRAT that exposed his kerry like medal awards in question. Another one of these "no military records indicate" stories. And of course Murtha won't release his military records
They know very well that it's precisely Murtha's war record that's being used to shield him and the Democrats from the charge of defeatism.
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'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?
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.
This Washington Post article looks almost like a word for word of this blog (anti war blog)
The "Swiftboating" To Discredit John Murtha
Do tell, Howard.... cite one.
Something I missed during the campaign. The only holes I recall were the ones shot into Kerry's contrived reputation as a "war hero".
The right has mostly ignored the story about Murtha. I look through National Review, the columnists at Townhall.com, etc., and no major conservative commentator thinks it's worthy of comment. (I agree--I don't think it's worthy of comment either.)
A few lesser publications on the right have picked it up, and all of a sudden the left is screaming about some huge Rovian conspiracy. The left seems to think all conservatives get a morning fax with the same information.
I just have a simple question. Real simple. Easy for Murtha to clear up.
"On Friday, Jan. 13, Murtha's congressional communications director provided Cybercast News Service with a copy of a letter from the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, citing Murtha's request of Sept. 26, 1967, seeking Purple Hearts." ( The letter provided by Murtha was not be authenticated by CNS and lists no rank or title for the letter's author A, Gardoni.)
"The records of this Headquarters show that you are entitled to the Purple Heart and a Gold Star in lieu of a second Purple Heart for wounds received in action against insurgent Communist Guerrilla forces on 22 March and 7 May 1967 in the Republic of Vietnam,"
Now here's the question- why does your official biography, on your own House website http://www.house.gov/murtha/awards.shtml#military list your Purple Hearts as being awarded in 1966 ?
Bronze Star with Combat V, 1966.
Purple Heart, 1966.
Purple Heart, second award, 1966.
Vietnamese Cross of Galantry, 1966.