To: NImerc; SandRat; Vermonter; Diana in Wisconsin; R. Scott; Marine_Uncle; jan in Colorado; ...
I am pleased to see people of Murtha's ilk say things like this. This particular brand of scum used to reason that they said the things they said, and did the things they did not because they despised our troops but because they loved and honored them. Murtha has used that reasoning throughout his "fight" to get troops pulled out of Iraq. However, with a statement like this...a statement where he has condemned American troops in the midst of an investigation, there can be no misunderstanding. No amount of spin can justify his comments. This is the first step off the cliff for Murtha, and for those behind him following the piper.
As a political junkie, I completely understand your perspective on this. However, I remember what it was like to be young and wearing the uniform. Most of my colleagues just didn't care about politics, as in who was gerrymandered where, who donated to whom, what party they're in, etc. I imagine things are still fairly similar.
But the troops will care that a U.S. Congressman has publicly accused their brethren of cold-blooded murder. And they will remember if he is re-elected or defeated, and understand the message that will send.
posted on 05/17/2006 7:14:34 PM PDT
(Proud founding member of GCA - Gruntled Conservatives of America)
Yes Coop. This man, can't call him by his formal honorable title, is going to be remembered by a lot of military folks as being as bad as John Kerry. And surely many a military family, especially with family members now serving and past are seeing him for what he is.
What I hope mostly right now is those Marines did not do what is being circulated.
posted on 05/17/2006 7:46:06 PM PDT
(Honor must be earned)
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