I don't agree with you, but I see your point. I do believe that Murtha is a fraud who used his military service and his medals to further his political ambitions. His public statements that his service renders unto him more credibility in terms of the war than should be accorded to GWB, DC, and others, opens the game up. Had he not made those statements, there would be no reason to delve into his record. The impact of the Swifties in saving the USA from a John Kerry presidency cannot be overestimated. Similarly, had the media done its job back in 1991, 1992, perhaps the USA would have been spared the Clintons, maybe even 9/11/2001 would not have occurred.
Now, Hillary Clinton and the democrat party constitute, in my opinion, a clear and present danger to the security and perhaps sovreignty of the USA. In particular, HRC must be stopped from being elected to the Presidency. Our way of life would be altered irrevocably by a HRC presidency. But you can be sure that the entire MSM, hollywood, academe, the unions, and other un-American organizations will be at full throat for her, damn the consequences. What these democrats and hollywood misfits don't seem to understand is that they will be the first folks whose heads would be lopped off by conquering muslims. Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein will be barefoot and in burkhas faster than you could say "Osama bin Laden", if not outright killed just for being outspoken women. So, to make a long story short, I agree that attacking Murths'a record is fair game and necessary to the overall outcome in our times. He very publicly and emphatically made his stand, it's permissible to try to dissect it.
Hillary Clinton will not be elected President. She is extremely mean, extremely uncharismatic, extremely liberal, extremely arrogant. She cannot hide these destructive traits no matter how she fakes it and no matter how the media try to protect her, the majority of voters will recognize this long before election day 2008 and they will not vote for her. Indeed at least 50% of the real voters already know this very well, an another 20% are very much on their way to realize this. And no, Hillary Clinton is not Bill Clinton he was vastly more charismatic, much less mean, and know how not to appear very liberal.