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Headliner: Representative John Murtha (This Week-ABC News-transcript)
Lexis Nexis News ^ | 5-29-06 | transcript

Posted on 05/29/2006 5:33:18 AM PDT by smoothsailing

         

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ABC News Transcripts

SHOW: This Week 10:31 AM EST ABC

May 28, 2006 Sunday

HEADLINER;

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (WASHINGTON, DC USA)

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) Good morning, everyone. We begin with that investigation into possible war crimes by US Marines in Iraq. Two separate military panels are poised to conclude that on November 19th, 2005, after a roadside bomb hit a convoy of Marines in the town of Haditha, killing Lance Corporal Miguel Terrazas, several Marines went on a rampage, killing 24 Iraqis, all but one unarmed including children and the women trying to protect them. Investigators are also compiling evidence of a cover-up. And Pentagon officials tell ABC News that at least seven Marines could face criminal charges, ranging from dereliction of duty to murder. Key members of the House and Senate have been briefed on the investigation, including our headliners, Senator John Warner and Congressman John Murtha, who is our first guest. Welcome back, sir.

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

Thanks George, you've come a long ways.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) Thank you, sir. You have been briefed several times on this incident on November 19th. And you've said that the evidence shows that Marines killed innocent civilians in cold blood. From what you know, what happened?

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

Well, there's no question in my mind, what happened was an IED went off. And you gotta put this into perspective. Every day they go out, an IED goes off. And I sanitize when I say IED. I'm talking about explosive device goes off. It doesn't - hurts somebody one day, the next day it kills somebody. The next day, it maims somebody. And I see those people in the hospital all the time. So the pressure builds every time they go out. So this particular case, an IED exploded. It killed one Marine. And then a taxi drives up. When the taxi comes up, there's four or five people in it. And they shoot; shoot those four or five people, unarmed. And then they go on a rampage throughout the houses and kill people. One woman, as I understand it, in talking to the officials in the Marine Corps, was bending over a child pleading for mercy and they shot her in cold blood. That's the thing that's so disturbing. And even more disturbing is the fact that, we know the Iraqis knew about it because they made payments to the Iraqis for accidental deaths or for salacious deaths, whatever you want to call it. And then in addition to that, they had - there has to have been a cover-up of this thing.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) So you believe there was a cover-up?

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

No question about it. First of all, they first tried to say that the IED is what killed these people. The next day, there was a team out there investigating, as they always do. And then nothing happens. Nobody hears about it. They don't tell anybody. Until March, when "Time" magazine broke the news, nobody realized or recognized what happened. These kind of things have to be brought out immediately. Because, the Marines, if they did get away with it, then other Marines would say, well, I'll do the same thing. As a matter of fact, we have another incident which is very similar to this, George. An incident where a Marine - or some Marines pulled somebody out of a house, put them next to an IED thing, fired some AKAs so they'd have cartridges there. And then tried to cover that up.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) April 26th in Hamindiyah. And several Marines have been put into custody for that, as well. Let me stay on Haditha for a second. We've read that there is evidence, photographic evidence of what happened. Is that true?

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

Yeah, that's exactly true. And it's a combination of the people that did the investigation and Iraqis took - took the evidence itself. There's no question about what happened. And the problem is, who covered it up? And why did they cover it up? Why did they wait so long? It's been six months since this happened. It's very simple. They went out the next day, they knew there was something wrong. Two or three days later, they decided that this - these people were murdered.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) So who do you blame for the cover-up?

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

Well, that's what we're trying to figure out. We don't know how far it goes. I mean, it goes right up the chain of command. Right up to General Pace. When did he know about it? Did he order the cover-up? Who ordered the cover-up? I'm sure he didn't. But what - who said, we're not going to publicize this thing? We're not even going to investigate it. Until March, there was no serious investigation. There was an investigation right afterwards but then it was stifled. So we need to know what happened. And the point is, the pressure, the tremendous pressure on these guys, every day when they go out with an explosive device. Second is, the Marines knew about it. And so, this gets around the Marine community, as I'd heard rumors about it. Then, third is, the Iraqis all knew about it. You can bet.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) Three commanders have been relieved to their duty. Is that connected to this?

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

Well, they tell me it's not connected. They tell me this is dereliction of duty. But we cannot allow something like this to fester. We can't allow it to happen. They've got to put the blame where it goes and they gotta get this over with. They gotta make sure that - we're celebrating Memorial Day. And on Memorial Day, the freedom and democracy of this great country and the people that fight for it. And we memorialize the people that have died and the ones that have fought for the country and the family. And here we are with something like this. We gotta make sure the world knows this is not something that our troops do. We can't – we can't allow something like this.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) And are you absolutely sure, though, that this wasn't something that happened in the fog of war? It was confusing. That they thought there was fire coming from the houses and they thought they were responding to enemy fire from insurgents?

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

The reports that I have, from the highest level, no firing at all. No interaction. No, no military action at all in this particular incident. It was an explosive device which killed a Marine. From then on, it was purely shooting people inside the houses and a taxi.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) "Time" magazine reports this morning they also have a photo that shows a Marine - it was taken by a Marine with a cell phone, showing Iraqis kneeling before they were shot. Is that true?

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

Well, I hear that one of them was even in English asking for mercy. And so I haven't heard that. I saw that in "Time" magazine, sitting on your table out there. That's the first I knew about that. But, but I've heard rumors like that the whole time. The point is, the Marines knew about it all this time. Somebody in the chain of command decided not to allow this to happen. How far up it went, I don't know. But the worst thing is, the Iraqis all knew about it. And then they made payments to the families. And that doesn't happen at the lowest level. That happens at the highest level before they make a decision to make payments to the families.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) You know, a Marine who was accused last year of committing war crimes, Lieutenant Alario Pantano, has written a letter to "The Washington Post" this morning saying you're rushing to judgment. And saying, that, as he wrote in 'The Post," 'members of the US military serving in Iraq need more than Mr. Murtha's pseudo-sympathy. Let the courts decide if these Marines are guilty. They haven't even been charged with a crime yet, so it's premature to presume their guilt unless that presumption is tied to a political motive."

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

George, I can understand - anybody that's been over there, I can understand anybody that feels that you're denigrating the troops. What I'm saying is, there's nobody done more for the troops than I have. Nobody's worked harder than I have, in trying to make sure the troops have what they need. But I will not excuse murder. And this is what happened. There's no question in my mind about it. This investigation should have been over two or three weeks afterwards. And it should have been made public. And people should - should've been held responsible for it.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) The commandant of the Marine Corps, Michael Hagee, has been in Iraq for the last several days talking to the troops. Not about this incident, he says, but reminding them of their duties under the laws of war. Do you believe the Marine Corps is doing what it takes to fix whatever happened here?

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

Yeah. And you got to remember that General Hagee is not in the chain of command in this particular incident. Because this goes through the chain of command up to General Casey, to General Abizaid and then to General Pace. So, technically he's in the chain of command when it comes to the punishment. Now, he's acting very quickly now, going out and telling the troops 'we cannot do something like this." It erodes - this is the kind of war you have to win the hearts and minds of the people. We can't win this militarily. It's now got to be a political victory. And we're set back every time something like this happens. This is worse than Abu Ghraib.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) Well, we've already read that al Qaeda in Iraq is sending video to mosques in Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, Syria, trying to recruit new insurgents to Iraq. How worried are you - how much damage do you believe this is going to do to the US relations with the Muslim world? And will it become a recruiting tool for terrorists?

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

George, we've already lost the direction in this war. We've diverted ourselves from the real war against terrorism into Iraq. We made a mistake by going to Iraq. I've said this over and over again. And we can't win it militarily. This is the problem we have. Now, the political successes that they talk about are rhetorical successes, almost. Sure, we've got a government formed now, but the two biggest ministries aren't completed, interior and defense. So when you look at this whole thing, you say to yourself, what progress has been made? All the type things I measure, sewage all over the streets, water, only one hour a day do they get water. They have to turn their water on in the middle of the night. Electricity below pre-war level. Oil production below pre-war level. That's how I measure success. And only the Iraqis should handle this. This is the thing I've been saying. Our American troops are caught in a civil war. I understand what happened. I don't excuse what happened. But I understand what happened.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) More than a million US service people have served in Iraq honorably. Are you convinced that this is an isolated incident?

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

Well, I hope it's an isolated incident. I would expect we'll find out that there are very few incidents like this. But when you get pressure that they're under every day. When they go out, and there's an explosion and it doesn't kill somebody, explosion then kills somebody, explosion blows somebody apart, and I see the results of those explosions in the hospital when I go out there every week. You begin to recognize that - that the pressure could cause it. But we have so few people - less than 1% of the people in the United States involved in this war. And so they go back over and over again. Some have been back four and five times. I got a letter from a 10-year-old child. And the child says to me, 'I appreciate the support of your troops. Don't let my dad be deployed for the fourth time." And another woman sitting beside her son who's been in the hospital for over a year, hit by an IED, his brain shaken. He's been in a coma. He can only move his eyeballs. This is the type thing that I see that we can't - we don't need to put up with. It's the Iraqis can only settle this themselves. They don't want our advice, Sistani didn't even open a letter to the President. So, on Memorial Day, we want to be confident that most of our soldiers would not do something like this. It's an isolated incident. But that's why it's so important to get it out in the open and get the punishment at the appropriate places.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) Congressman Murtha, we have to end it there. Thank you very much.

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

Nice talking to you, George.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) The chairman of the armed services committee, John Warner is next.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) And later, Tony Orlando on his ties to veterans.

TONY ORLANDO (SINGER)

The yellow ribbon is a symbol of hope, love and homecoming. It means I'm coming home, I've done my time.

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1 posted on 05/29/2006 5:33:20 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Coop; W04Man; Just A Nobody; freema; jazusamo; xpertskir
Murtha-ABC-This Week-transcript
2 posted on 05/29/2006 5:36:50 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: smoothsailing

I'm sure that Murtha and company are absolutely giddy that this happened, if it did in fact happen.


3 posted on 05/29/2006 5:40:25 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: smoothsailing
Murtha: What I'm saying is, there's nobody done more TO the troops than I have.
4 posted on 05/29/2006 5:42:13 AM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: smoothsailing; freema; Just A Nobody; bert; W04Man; NYleatherneck; xpertskir; Retain Mike; ...

Treason ping


5 posted on 05/29/2006 5:43:16 AM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: smoothsailing
Murtha:
6 posted on 05/29/2006 5:48:27 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: smoothsailing

Thank you so much for posting this!!! Reading what we heard for ourselves yesterday makes it even clearer what a self-serving crusade Murtha is on.


Murtha: "And I see those people in the hospital all the time"

"What I'm saying is, there's nobody done more for the troops than I have. Nobody's worked harder than I have, in trying to make sure the troops have what they need."

"I see the results of those explosions in the hospital when I go out there every week"


And worse yet, in reading you really get to see how Murtha makes an over the top allegation, but always adds a semi-disclaimer so as not to be challenged. Ex: He says General Pace is in on the cover-up, but follows by saying we don't know how high the cover-up goes. Murtha is making reckless allegations against Marines. He's interfering with an investigation. He's aiding and abetting our enemies. He's harming our military forces.



7 posted on 05/29/2006 5:49:16 AM PDT by YaYa123
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To: smoothsailing

Murtha is a malignant narcissist.

If anyone wants to understand the leftist mind-set, I urge them to read Tammy Bruce's book "The Death of Right and Wrong".

She captures what is wrong with the radical leftists better than anyone.


8 posted on 05/29/2006 5:49:19 AM PDT by Peach (DICC's - doing the work for the DNC)
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To: Coop

This on Memorial Day weekend. Absolutely disgusting. Has the ex-marine no shame?


9 posted on 05/29/2006 5:51:26 AM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: Coop

Bullspit!! Due to his long tenure on the Armed Services committee, any manpower, readiness and equipment shortfalls are his responsibility.


10 posted on 05/29/2006 5:53:39 AM PDT by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: YaYa123
And worse yet, in reading you really get to see how Murtha makes an over the top allegation, but always adds a semi-disclaimer so as not to be challenged. Ex: He says General Pace is in on the cover-up, but follows by saying we don't know how high the cover-up goes. Murtha is making reckless allegations against Marines. He's interfering with an investigation. He's aiding and abetting our enemies. He's harming our military forces.

Yes. But the real question is what are we going to do about it? (Besides the normal FR indignation from the keyboard.)

11 posted on 05/29/2006 6:04:50 AM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: smoothsailing
"And I see those people in the hospital all the time"

Is it just me, are does it sound like Muthra has divorced himself from the Marine corps and the armed forces in general

"Those People", it sounds just like something a flithy racist would say.

12 posted on 05/29/2006 6:06:19 AM PDT by usmcobra (Marines out of uniform might as well be nude, since they can no longer be recognized as Marines.)
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To: Jake The Goose; davisfh; Peach; cll; YaYa123; freema
Great graphic, Jake. Here's another one, to help folks realize that Mr. Murtha has a worth opponent standing up against his treason. But she needs our help (financial and other).

http://www.irey.com

13 posted on 05/29/2006 6:13:59 AM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: davisfh

Murtha flies from city to city crowing about this new "atrocity."


14 posted on 05/29/2006 6:14:23 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: usmcobra; Coop
Is it just me, or does it sound like Murtha has divorced himself from the....

It's not just you.You are one of a growing Army who sees what's going on here.

15 posted on 05/29/2006 6:16:01 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: Brilliant
Murtha flies from city to city crowing about this new "atrocity."

Don't expect anything to stop him except defeat in November. Lord knows our Republican representatives have been missing in action as far as calling Murtha on his treasonous behavior.

16 posted on 05/29/2006 6:16:06 AM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: cll

"There's no question about what happened..."




Does the phrase "Judge, jury and executioner" mean anything to you, Mr. Murtha?


17 posted on 05/29/2006 6:16:07 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: smoothsailing
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (ABC NEWS)

(Off-camera) So who do you blame for the cover-up?

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MURTHA (DEMOCRAT

Well, that's what we're trying to figure out. We don't know how far it goes. I mean, it goes right up the chain of command. Right up to General Pace. When did he know about it? Did he order the cover-up? Who ordered the cover-up? I'm sure he didn't. But what - who said, we're not going to publicize this thing?

What world does this idiot live in!

18 posted on 05/29/2006 6:20:38 AM PDT by Valin (Purple Fingers Rule!)
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To: Valin
What world does this idiot live in?

Ours, unfortunately.

19 posted on 05/29/2006 6:24:49 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: Brilliant
Murtha flies from city to city crowing about this new "atrocity."

Just like Cindy Sheehan.

20 posted on 05/29/2006 6:33:25 AM PDT by JennysCool (Auxiliary Member of the Anaheim Azusa and Cucamonga Sewing Circle Book Review and Timing Association)
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To: smoothsailing

This is truly outrageous. If you boil down what he says, he is making serious allegations based on rumours and the rumormongering press is amplifying them. We need to get an FCC with some teeth go after lies as well as naked boobs.


21 posted on 05/29/2006 6:40:03 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: smoothsailing
Image hosted by Photobucket.com MaggotMothra... er Murtha strikes again...

22 posted on 05/29/2006 6:41:15 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Coop

Hi Coop


You are right we do get to blow off a lot of steam here, especially in areas and on subjects where there is little we can do except alert others.

A pertinent example is Murtha. If I lived in his district, you better believe I'd be out on the streets campaigning against him.


23 posted on 05/29/2006 6:45:44 AM PDT by YaYa123
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To: smoothsailing
I've read and reread this transcript trying to make some sense of his comments, but he sounds completely irrational to me. The gist of his remarks are contemptible of the Marines, and show he is willing to believe the worst of them, but accepts as 'gospel' anything derogatory said about them by Iraqis. It raises questions where his loyalties lie!

I was never a fan of Eleanor Roosevelt's, but I found a copy of a prayer/poem that she is said to have carried in her purse the duration of World War II. It reads:

Dear Lord

Lest I continue

My complacent way

Somewhere out there

A man died for me today

As long as there be war

Then I must Ask and answer

Am I worth dying for?

After Murtha's condemnation of the Marines, I wonder if a Marine would consider him worth dying for?

24 posted on 05/29/2006 6:52:57 AM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: Coop; Just A Nobody; jazusamo; freema; W04Man

Diana Irey stands with veterans at the National Press Club-Washington,D.C,May 24th

(Hat tip to W04Man! :)

25 posted on 05/29/2006 7:54:27 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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I'd never read those words before.

Thanks for posting.

(ping to post #24)

26 posted on 05/29/2006 8:00:23 AM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission http://www.irey.com)
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To: YaYa123
You are right we do get to blow off a lot of steam here, especially in areas and on subjects where there is little we can do except alert others.

But we can do that and more. We can also contribute financially to his opponent, Diana Irey. We can sign up for her campaign E-mails and forward them to friends/family in that district (or nearby), we can write letters to the editor, and we can demand our Congressional reps denounce Murtha's behavior.

27 posted on 05/29/2006 8:55:11 AM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: PeskyOne
After Murtha's condemnation of the Marines, I wonder if a Marine would consider him worth dying for?

Very strong words and well said. Many of us would have to think hard about it.

I believe the answer would eventually be yes. For though he doesn't understand or doesn't care, he's an American.

28 posted on 05/29/2006 9:00:56 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: smoothsailing
Bump to Diana!

Link to her ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING press Conference VIDEO:
http://www.irey.com/media/video/BCDI0601-W.wmv

29 posted on 05/29/2006 1:07:00 PM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
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To: Brilliant; All
"Murtha flies from city to city crowing about this new 'atrocity.'"

I'm going to make a bold prediction here and say that this whole Iraq thing is not going to end well. When you have shrill people like Murtha, John Kerry and the MSM constantly seizing every opportunity to defame and destroy our military and our President, nothing good can come of it.

When I returned to the States from SE Asia through California in January, 1966, I was shocked at the level of protest that greeted me and others. And, that was only 1966. What followed as we moved into the early seventies was even more shocking.

I have always tried never to be a propher of doom, but when I say that this is not going to end well, I truly believe it. I wish, with all my heart that it would, but I know that, just as was the case during the Vietnam era, these people are not going to relent and they really don't give a damn about how it affects our national honor.

I can't imagine that it will destroy the nation. But, I can imagine that it will so damage our international reputation that it will begin a slide into "insignificance" for this great nation. I hope to Hell that I'm wrong and would appreciate it if any of you could point out to me just how wrong I am.

30 posted on 05/29/2006 4:04:30 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: smoothsailing

The RAT media keeps referring to murtha as a Republican. Obviously, they're doing this on purpose.


31 posted on 05/29/2006 4:10:28 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: YaYa123; smoothsailing; usmcobra; W04Man; xpertskir
I found this thread by accident tonight. I had been pinged, but I was at Arlington and arrived home late and tired. This thread was buried. Now, for my comments:

"What I'm saying is, there's nobody done more for the troops than I have. Nobody's worked harder than I have, in trying to make sure the troops have what they need."

Well, he's got that right. I, Just A NOBODY, have done more for the troops than he has. How do I know? The troops tell me so!

Murtha: "And I see those people in the hospital all the time"
"I see the results of those explosions in the hospital when I go out there every week"

Last Friday, June 2nd, I sat and visited with 10 of our troops. I mentioned Diana Irey and the new "vets4Irey" website. When asked who she was, I informed them she was running against Murtha.

Well, the poker game stopped as everyone of them yelled obscenities directed at Murtha. I said, so you do know him? I guess you would as he says he visits here every week. They proceeded to tell me that is untrue. I suggested they may not know about it as they are now in the step down unit.

Without saying too much, I will tell you this.....there were 2 or 3 there that would be in the know, and they claim he does not visit, certainly not weekly or one of them would know about it. They also said everyone knows when one of the critters is there because they travel with an entourage, including a camera crew.

32 posted on 06/07/2006 11:50:21 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: Just A Nobody
Bump! from AZ

http://Vets4Irey.com

33 posted on 06/08/2006 6:53:34 AM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
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To: smoothsailing

I want to see some Murtha reactions to the extinguishing of Zarqawi. I suspect he is grim of countenance today.


34 posted on 06/08/2006 6:57:31 AM PDT by arthurus (It was better to fight them OVER THERE than here.)
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To: smoothsailing

Murtha is trying to emulate the Heroic Stature of the great John F'n Kerry.


35 posted on 06/08/2006 6:59:25 AM PDT by arthurus (It was better to fight them OVER THERE than here.)
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To: smoothsailing

Murtha is trying to emulate the Heroic Stature of the great John F'n Kerry.


36 posted on 06/08/2006 7:04:42 AM PDT by arthurus (It was better to fight them OVER THERE than here.)
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To: davisfh
and they really don't give a damn about how it affects our national honor.

It is worse than that because those people DO give a damn. They look for the failure of America and its conquest as a cleansing of the planet.

37 posted on 06/08/2006 7:08:17 AM PDT by arthurus (It was better to fight them OVER THERE than here.)
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To: W04Man

Hope you are enjoying the trip! Don't get a sunburn! ;*)


38 posted on 06/08/2006 7:50:44 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: jazusamo; Girlene; RedRover

Ping.


39 posted on 08/07/2007 6:56:45 PM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: RedRover

Good job finding this, Red.


40 posted on 08/07/2007 7:14:17 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo; Girlene; pinkpanther111
I sharpened the piece and think it's ready to go when we get the word: click here. Thanks for the help!
41 posted on 08/08/2007 4:50:32 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Chickenhawk Warmonger

See the post above. We’re expecting a decision from Gen Mattis this week and I hope we can launch a bit of a campaign. I’m not posting the piece at the link until there’s word from Camp Pen.


42 posted on 08/08/2007 5:00:28 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: RedRover

The piece looks good. The transcript on Stephanopoulis is simply breathtaking. It still stuns me that a congressman or military spokesman didn’t immediately put Murtha in his place. He pulled this stunt on Memorial Day.


43 posted on 08/08/2007 5:23:55 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Girlene

Yes, the timing was just deplorable, and the lack of response from PAOs was even worse.

The Marines fight by land, air and sea—but not in the media. In this day and age, the real battle, during an extended conflict, will be at home. The military needs to join the 21st century.


44 posted on 08/08/2007 5:39:20 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: RedRover

Indeed, we should. looks good.


45 posted on 08/08/2007 6:28:39 AM PDT by pinkpanther111 (Defend Our Marines)
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To: RedRover

Red - The piece is awesome! I look forward to taking this asshat to the woodshed. If Diana won’t run against Murtha again, maybe we could convince Darryl to take him on???


46 posted on 08/08/2007 6:39:26 AM PDT by Chickenhawk Warmonger (The Media Lied & Soldiers Died)
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To: Chickenhawk Warmonger

LOL! Whoever runs against Murtha in 08 better be prepared to tell the voters in PA-12 just how much pork he or she will bring home. Appeals to patriotism were lost on voters in 06.


47 posted on 08/08/2007 6:46:42 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: RedRover

Excellent piece, Red. It’s hard hitting and correct in every detail. Good job!


48 posted on 08/08/2007 8:20:39 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo; Girlene
Yippee! I finally found the video source!. I'll try to get this done tonight.
49 posted on 08/08/2007 9:07:45 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: RedRover

Great job! I’m going to have some video to watch.


50 posted on 08/08/2007 9:32:31 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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