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To: Thorin
I think Webb is a rare commodity: a genuine American patriot."""

Yes, and I agree with him that the response to Murtha's statements about Iraq is troubling: Opponents dig up "dirt" about his military record. Instead of answering him on the merits, they resort to trying to slime him. and the message goes out: don't criticize Bush, or your closet will be opened, too. That's Clinton tactics.

24 posted on 01/18/2006 1:15:43 PM PST by churchillbuff
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To: churchillbuff

Actually the Dems have been desperately working 24/7 to undermine the President's credibility on military issues. He immediately raised active duty pay massively, increased the VA budget 40 percent and fixed problems he inherited. They work nonstop to make sure he gets ZERO credit for those acheivements.

IRT to Murtha and the Dems...there has been no bigger travesty committed then overwhelming voting to send the military into conflict, then undermining the conflict. They are aiding the enemy and causing more US deaths.

Murtha has the typical DNC service path.. a short tour in a combat zone padding his resume, return to the US and immediately run for political office.

He Purple Heart wounds were to his face...anybody see scars?
Kerry and Murtha have 5 hearts between them with zero visible affects. All he has to do is open his record up to verify his claims.


29 posted on 01/18/2006 1:26:25 PM PST by Wristpin ("The Yankees have decided to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: churchillbuff

I understand your point, but I think you are forgetting that Murtha keeps posing as a military hero. Moreover, whether or not it's his fault, the MSM plays that angle every time they mention him. So it becomes a public issue. You can't permit one side to raise an issue and not allow the other side to talk about it too.

If you are a politician, then you are in public life. If you make an issue of your military service, then that's open to public criticism too. That's very much in contrast to President Bush, who never made a big issue of his National Guard Service. Only his enemies did.


34 posted on 01/18/2006 1:31:27 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: churchillbuff
" That's Clinton tactics."

No -- I see it as justified....

The Democrats need to learn, that when you live in glass houses - you shouldn't throw stones..

Murtha can win the biggest battle of his life -- by simply signing his SF180.... President Bush did....

Semper Fi

75 posted on 01/18/2006 4:13:42 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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