Skip to comments.Murtha Makes An Outrageous Allegation
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.
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...
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.
Murtha and Pelosi could be the two flies in the ointment that make Americans think twice about turning the House over to the rats.
It's been pulled.
Was Murtha there? How does it know it happened?
Was Murtha there? How does he know it happened?
Why Zot? This is of importance...
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?
this story needs to be followed...
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.
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.
You got it. This old loser and his ilk will try anything to try to downplay the tremendous accomplishments in Iraq.
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.
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