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Murtha Makes An Outrageous Allegation
NewsBusters ^ | May 17, 2006 | Christian Lowe

Posted on 05/17/2006 4:52:41 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns

On tonight's Hardball, Rep. John Murtha claimed that Marines in Iraq stormed a house and intentionally killed innocent women and children in response to the murder of a fellow Marine. According to Chris Matthews, the Marine Corps is currently investigating this incident. It goes without saying that this is an outrageous allegation to make--especially without any proof--and one would think that Murtha, a former Marine himself, would give the benefit of the doubt to our Marines before making wild accusations. Then again, it's been awhile since Murtha has basked in the glory of the MSM spotlight.

The video can be viewed here.

Rush transcript:

MATTHEWS: Draw us a picture of what happened in Haditha.

MURTHA: Well I'll tell you exactly what happened. One Marine was killed and the Marines just said we're gonna take care...we don't know who the enemy is, the pressure was too much on them, so they went into houses and actually killed civilians and...I...

MATTHEWS: Was this My Lai? When you say cold blood Congressman, a lot of people think you're basically saying you've got some civilians sitting in a room or out in a field and they're executed on purpose...

MURTHA: That's exactly what happened.

MATTHEWS: ...not because any of the Marines are scared or anybody is scared...

MURTHA: ...this was not an action...this was not...first they tried to say it was an IED, there was no IED involved in this. This was troops, they were so stressed out, they went into houses and killed children, women and children. 24 people they killed. Now this is the kind of stress they are under. Listen, I don't excuse it, but I understand what's happening and the responsibility goes right to the top. This is something that should not have happened, that should have been investigated, they've already relieved three commanding officers...but this is the kind of stuff...stress is going to cause these kind of things. That's why I'm so upset about it.

MATTHEWS: Congressman, I just want to read something from the Marine Corps and then you can continue. The Marine Corps told us today that they're not going to comment today because the investigation is still ongoing. So they're investigating...



TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; abscam; chrissysitzpinkler; exmarinemurtha; haditha; murtha; murthabhurka; mylai; porkmeister
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1 posted on 05/17/2006 4:52:43 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Roscoe Karns
Please also see

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1634046/posts

2 posted on 05/17/2006 4:54:04 PM PDT by llevrok (Stop the Latin Insurgents !!!)
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To: Roscoe Karns

This guy is no friend of the United States Marines. You don't go on a hachetman's TV show and say such things about Marines unless you hate them.


3 posted on 05/17/2006 4:54:34 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: Roscoe Karns
Murtha is certainly endearing himself to the members of the military, isn't he?

Murtha and Pelosi could be the two flies in the ointment that make Americans think twice about turning the House over to the rats.

4 posted on 05/17/2006 4:54:43 PM PDT by sinkspur ( OK. You've had your drink. Now why don't you tell your Godfather what everybody else already knows?)
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To: Roscoe Karns

IBTZ...this time


5 posted on 05/17/2006 4:54:56 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th TFW...Ubon Thailand...408thMMS..."69"...Night Line Delivery...AMMO!!)
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To: llevrok

It's been pulled.


6 posted on 05/17/2006 4:55:09 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: Roscoe Karns

Was Murtha there? How does it know it happened?


7 posted on 05/17/2006 4:55:13 PM PDT by JCEccles
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To: Roscoe Karns

Was Murtha there? How does he know it happened?


8 posted on 05/17/2006 4:55:25 PM PDT by JCEccles
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To: bnelson44
Murtha is soon to be on the short list of 'ex-Marines' right there with Lee Harvey Oswald.
9 posted on 05/17/2006 4:55:44 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Doogle

Why Zot? This is of importance...


10 posted on 05/17/2006 4:55:59 PM PDT by oolatec
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To: Roscoe Karns

Regardless of what happened, Murtha is an Anti-American SOB. Period. I am sure Marines shun him. Any Marines out there have an opinion on him they wish to share?


11 posted on 05/17/2006 4:56:36 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Roscoe Karns

See:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1634011/posts


12 posted on 05/17/2006 4:57:12 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: Roscoe Karns
Murtha received this information from his reliable Iranian sources.
13 posted on 05/17/2006 4:57:18 PM PDT by Man50D
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To: Roscoe Karns

this story needs to be followed...


14 posted on 05/17/2006 4:58:10 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: oolatec

Murtha is talking about this now because Iraq's government is forming and will be announced on Saturday.

Someone has turned this guy into an enemy mouth piece.


15 posted on 05/17/2006 4:58:24 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: Roscoe Karns

Will somebody please just institutionalize this drooling, vacant-eyed Murtha character already? Can he dishonor himself or the military any more than he already has? Save him from his own dementia by getting him out of the public eye.


16 posted on 05/17/2006 4:58:26 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Roscoe Karns

Mullah Murtha


17 posted on 05/17/2006 5:00:20 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th TFW...Ubon Thailand...408thMMS..."69"...Night Line Delivery...AMMO!!)
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To: holdonnow

FYI


18 posted on 05/17/2006 5:02:35 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: bnelson44
Murtha is talking about this now because Iraq's government is forming and will be announced on Saturday.

You got it. This old loser and his ilk will try anything to try to downplay the tremendous accomplishments in Iraq.

19 posted on 05/17/2006 5:03:07 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: robowombat

It IS a short list- offhand I can't think of any others- but he's certainly qualified. He's a hateful man, small-minded and without honor.


20 posted on 05/17/2006 5:04:29 PM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: bnelson44
In another era in America not too long ago, Murtha would not be on television.

He would have been tried and disposed of.
21 posted on 05/17/2006 5:06:05 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Roscoe Karns

There is an investigation ongoing about this and Murtha is a POS for bringing the matter up publicly.


22 posted on 05/17/2006 5:06:16 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: Roscoe Karns
MURTHA: Well I'll tell you exactly what happened. One Marine was killed and the Marines just said.....

...from a guy who purposely bubbled his own military record. ..telling exactly what happened.....and the Marines said...he must have gotten the first account from kerry

Doogle

23 posted on 05/17/2006 5:06:43 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th TFW...Ubon Thailand...408thMMS..."69"...Night Line Delivery...AMMO!!)
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To: Roscoe Karns
MURTHA is an UN-AMERICAN pig who uses his prior service as a shield to cover his lies and undermining of another generation of soldiers who are more man than he will ever be.
24 posted on 05/17/2006 5:07:31 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Roscoe Karns
The voters of Pennsylvania can end this mouthpiece for the enemy by going to the polls and voting him out of the office he is currently disgracing.
25 posted on 05/17/2006 5:13:05 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat (Disclaimer: No live moonbats were harmed during the making of this screen name.)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Another page out of the Dems' Viet Nam playbook.


26 posted on 05/17/2006 5:13:32 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: jazusamo

The Fox story on this included the Marine Corps' statement, something along the lines of, "Anyone found guilty of wrongdoing will be punished." Too bad they can't go after Murtha -- aid and comfort to the enemy or something.


27 posted on 05/17/2006 5:13:56 PM PDT by phrogphlyer
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To: Roscoe Karns
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It's obvious that his bowels aren't the only orifice that Murtha can't control. I think it's about time that the country was told about Murtha's incontinence. Matthews should have asked Murtha why when he opens his mouth he always smells like dookie.

28 posted on 05/17/2006 5:14:26 PM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: Roscoe Karns
Let us hope Dianna beats him at the polls this November.
This guy is real poison.
29 posted on 05/17/2006 5:14:43 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Roscoe Karns

This guy must have his retirement home picked out already.


30 posted on 05/17/2006 5:15:25 PM PDT by Radix (Why do they call them Morons when they don't know so much? Shouldn't they be called Lessons?)
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To: Roscoe Karns

How is it that the good people of Pennsylvania keep voting in this Benedict Arnold? At least I think its Pennsylvania. Vote the sorry bum out.


31 posted on 05/17/2006 5:16:10 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: phrogphlyer

Diana Irey is running against this POS in November. I can't vote for her but I support her financially and I hope a lot more here at FR will do the same.


33 posted on 05/17/2006 5:17:39 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: jazusamo

Her site:

http://www.irey.com/

Thirty two years is a long time to spend in Washington. For decades, western Pennsylvania looked to John Murtha to stand up for our values. But as the years have drifted by, John Murtha has drifted further and further from the ideals that made this country great. He has become part of the problem in Washington.

While John Murtha is calling for an immediate withdrawal from the war against terror, Diana Irey has been standing steadfastly by our fighting men and women and is committed to finishing the job. And while John Murtha is voting to tax our social security benefits, Diana Irey has been holding the line on taxes and government spending.

This election is about bringing common sense principles back to Congress. Join the fight!


34 posted on 05/17/2006 5:19:09 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: JCEccles

His gal-pals at Code Pink probably gave him the "real truth" of the matter. Murtha's anti-US commentary is similar to that of Eman Khammas, a former Baathist and now a Code Pink guest speaker on US tour. Eman says all US troops are torturers and murderers. Murtha lost all credibility when he joined forces with the US insurgency.


35 posted on 05/17/2006 5:19:55 PM PDT by tgslTakoma (I nominate Freeper "jveritas" for Freeper of the year!)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Murtha & Matthews
Dumb & Dumber

Ya got Chris "I joined the Peace Corps during the Viet Nam war because I didn't have the balls to join the Marine Corps" Matthews interviewing a congressman who misrepresented his Marine Corps record.

These two clowns have about as much credibility as a screen door on a submarine!

Semper Fi,
Kelly


36 posted on 05/17/2006 5:20:00 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Whose side is this guy on? Unreal...


37 posted on 05/17/2006 5:20:00 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Roscoe Karns

"... one would think that Murtha, a former Marine himself, would give the benefit of the doubt to our Marines before making wild accusations."

Why would one think that? This is the liberal's textbook definition of "supporting the troops."


38 posted on 05/17/2006 5:20:22 PM PDT by noncommie
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To: smoothsailing; Coop; freema

Another Murtha Ping

Diana Irey for Congress


39 posted on 05/17/2006 5:20:22 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: Marine_Uncle


40 posted on 05/17/2006 5:21:13 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: Roscoe Karns

If Murtha were posting this carp online, he'd first be called a troll, then he'd be laughed to scorn, then ignored. But he's not some anonymous online poster; he's a United States Congressman.

To be more precise, he's a traitorous Congresstroll.


41 posted on 05/17/2006 5:21:34 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: bnelson44

Thanks for posting the link, hope many more here see it.


42 posted on 05/17/2006 5:22:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: new yorker 77

Well, who had him on? Only msnbc....thats almost like NOT being on television! :-) The man is in serious need of help, BDS has overtaken him.


43 posted on 05/17/2006 5:23:41 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: sinkspur

"Murtha is certainly endearing himself to the members of the military, isn't he?"

Or their families. Especially those of us in his home district. I can tell you that *this* story wasn't on the local news, but that won't help him as it *was* on the national news that followed. Even being the incumbent D for decades isn't gonna "forgive" this "shot".

Seems he doesn't quite realize that this time around, he's up against a credible opponent. There's a lot of that syndrome going around in PA, even today. ;)


44 posted on 05/17/2006 5:25:21 PM PDT by Mrs. Ranger (lamenting the death of "common sense")
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To: jazusamo
Doesn't Murtha have some looming ethics & possible legal problems?
I seem to remember some discussion that these left-wing outbursts are his way of shielding himself this near-future event.

Basically he will claim persecution if the legal & ethics problem blossom.
45 posted on 05/17/2006 5:27:48 PM PDT by Reily
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To: jazusamo

" There is an investigation ongoing about this and Murtha is a POS for bringing the matter up publicly."

You insult " S " by comparing it to Murtha.
Tonight on NBC Nightly MakeUpThe News - Brian Williams and Jim Miklazewski gave Murtha a huge segment to defame the Marines as evil and bloodthirsty baby killers.
Williams was positively orgasmic. He began and ended the segment by gushingly repeating Murtha's " bona fides " to disparage the Marines.
If you believe Williams and Mikla-Murtha is the new Chesty Puller.
The Marines would not comment on an ongoing investigation.
But,no further investigation is necessary because Murtha and Mikla pronounced the allegation as 100% true.


46 posted on 05/17/2006 5:28:43 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: jazusamo
There is an investigation ongoing about this and Murtha is a POS for bringing the matter up publicly.

Damned Idiot doesnt give a crap about justice. He wants to drag our country through the mud for his own selfish reasons

47 posted on 05/17/2006 5:30:01 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: JCEccles

"Was Murtha there?" No he wasn't and I'll stand behind our Marines any day of the week before I'd stand behind this, anti-American slobbering old fool.


48 posted on 05/17/2006 5:31:44 PM PDT by maxwellp
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To: bnelson44

He is no friend of America either. He is a full blown POS.


49 posted on 05/17/2006 5:32:30 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Roscoe Karns

"MATTHEWS: Was this My Lai?"

Thank God you can't see what his hands are doing under the desk while he says stuff like this.


50 posted on 05/17/2006 5:33:51 PM PDT by noncommie
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