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John Murtha (just when you think he can't say any more stupid things)
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7/24/06 | David T. Cook

Posted on 07/23/2006 5:21:51 PM PDT by Coop

US Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania, the senior Democrat on the House Defense Appropriations Committee and an Iraq war critic, was the guest at last Friday's Monitor breakfast.

"We have become occupiers. We cannot win this militarily. But I hesitated to say anything. I waited probably too long. The way we operate militarily is a problem.... We go into a place, we have to blow it up to protect American lives. I agree with that. That's the way we operate to protect Americans.

On what would change if the Democrats retook control of the House:

"Accountability is going to be the key. Corruption, talk about corruption ... there [are] billions of dollars that disappeared and we don't know where it is. We have all kinds of stories which haven't been followed up.... The biggest deficiency among all the other mistakes is no accountability in this administration ... I think checks and balances have gotten out of kilter."

On why he is running for House majority leader:

"I think I can help because I am more conservative.... There is an idea that [the Democrats'] leadership is very liberal and I think I bring some balance to that leadership."

On whether the press has been an active enough watchdog during the war in Iraq:

"I blame some of you guys, too. You guys knew this wasn't going well. You didn't say a damn word, either. You just sat back and were afraid to speak out. I don't know whether it was access or what. But you sat back and did nothing either.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 109th; abscam; cutandrun; dopeydems; exmarine; irey; murtha; murthathehutt; murthawatch
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I cannot even comprehend that idiotic comment about the press. He's truly lost his ever-lovin' mind.
1 posted on 07/23/2006 5:21:53 PM PDT by Coop
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To: 4yearlurker; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; acsrp38; agincourt1415; A message; angcat; armydawg1; ...
Gist: Mr. ABSCAM is lecturing Republicans on corruption and criticizing the media FOR NOT SAYING ANYTHING BAD ABOUT THE WAR EFFORT IN IRAQ!!

Please excuse my yelling.

2 posted on 07/23/2006 5:23:51 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
Accountability is going to be the key. Corruption, talk about corruption.

One word....ABSCAM. John (neck deep in it) Murtha.

3 posted on 07/23/2006 5:24:46 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather?)
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To: Coop
You guys [in the press] knew this wasn't going well. You didn't say a damn word, either.

Staggeringly delusional.

4 posted on 07/23/2006 5:25:09 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Coop
"I think I can help because I am more conservative.... There is an idea that [the Democrats'] leadership is very liberal and I think I bring some balance to that leadership."

That's the funniest damn thing I've heard in a long, long time.

5 posted on 07/23/2006 5:25:13 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Coop
I read on an earlier thread they he as a PI lookin' into his opponents voting record.

Can her credit card information be far behind.

6 posted on 07/23/2006 5:26:19 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: Coop

The guy is mentally ill or has a severe alcohol problem. There's not a normal rational explanation for these comments.


7 posted on 07/23/2006 5:28:09 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Coop
"I think I can help because I am more conservative..."

Well he probably is to the right of Che Guevara.

8 posted on 07/23/2006 5:28:38 PM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: Southack; PhiKapMom; Miss Marple; boxerblues; mystery-ak; armymarinemom; Allegra; txradioguy; ...
IF you're disgusted with Jack Murtha but haven't yet done anything, please consider taking some action to redeploy this despicable EX-Marine. Support his opponent - Diana Irey

Or please FReepmail me if you'd like on (or off) the Irey/Murtha ping list.

Veterans, please visit www.vets4irey.com and sign up for the Roll Call, which now has over 1,050 folks on it. (no cost or obligation)

Visit BootMurtha.com to learn about their latest efforts to rid us of Jackie boy.

9 posted on 07/23/2006 5:28:41 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
"I think I can help because I am more conservative.... There is an idea that [the Democrats'] leadership is very liberal and I think I bring some balance to that leadership."

LOL, ya gotta love it. The Dems may be dim but they surely recognize his insanity. It has to be making them squirm every time he opens his mouth.

10 posted on 07/23/2006 5:29:52 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Coop
Just for the record Coop I never for a single moment thought that CongressCritter Murtha of Abscam fame was out of stupid things to say or that he would hesitate for one second in saying them.

L

11 posted on 07/23/2006 5:30:38 PM PDT by Lurker (2 months and still no Bill from Congressman Pence. What is he milking squids for the ink?)
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To: Coop

I think Mr. Murtha is just going goofy, as older people sometimes do.

For many, many years, he was in Washington, under the radar, bringing home the pork and all of a sudden he's a kos-head socialist peacefreak.

Really, he needs to see his doctor, maybe he's having a side effect from his medications and he can turn it around.


12 posted on 07/23/2006 5:31:49 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: Dog Gone

Alzheimer's?


13 posted on 07/23/2006 5:31:52 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Coop

Apparently senility has set in. Goes right up there with that Okinawa comment and calling Rove fat when he's twice as big.


14 posted on 07/23/2006 5:32:28 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: mware
Right here.
Murtha P.I. on Trail of Challenger Irey
15 posted on 07/23/2006 5:33:52 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

Lecturing on corruption? Mr. Abscam? How about what he's put into the kitty since then?

His brother, Kit, that is...


16 posted on 07/23/2006 5:34:34 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Lurker
Just for the record Coop I never for a single moment thought that CongressCritter Murtha of Abscam fame was out of stupid things to say or that he would hesitate for one second in saying them.

Okay, maybe so. But I thought he'd pace himself!! :-)

17 posted on 07/23/2006 5:35:27 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

His statements are becoming more and more delusional. I find it hard to believe his close associates don't at least try to rein him in, he is making a complete fool of himself.


18 posted on 07/23/2006 5:36:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Coop

Has mr. moneybags made some promises he can't keep, is that why he keeps crying about the money?


19 posted on 07/23/2006 5:36:17 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Coop

"We go into a place, we have to blow it up to protect American lives. I agree with that. That's the way we operate to protect Americans."

Do we blow the place up before or after we run away?

What is this dolt talking about?

20 posted on 07/23/2006 5:39:06 PM PDT by RedRover ("Doddering" Jack Murtha: military genius.)
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To: Coop; All

21 posted on 07/23/2006 5:39:06 PM PDT by Gucho
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To: freema
Lecturing on corruption? Mr. Abscam? How about what he's put into the kitty since then?

Exactly, it is beyond imagination that he is making some of these statements unless he has completely forgotten the ABSCAM mess which I guess would be possible for a delusional person.

22 posted on 07/23/2006 5:41:10 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Westlander

Do you think that talk like this may embolden the Iranians? All this talk about the army being worn out, stretched to thin makes no sense to me. My guess is that Rumsfeld is using up a bunch of old stuff he doesn't want going forward.


23 posted on 07/23/2006 5:41:48 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: Coop
Corruption, talk about corruption ... there [are] billions of dollars that disappeared and we don't know where it is.

Hey John, it's in the Big Dig. Ask Kennedy about it over drinks. He knows all about it.

24 posted on 07/23/2006 5:42:45 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Coop


Murtha...


"I want to deal with you guys awhile before I make any transactions at all, period.... After we've done some business, well, then I might change my mind...." ..."I'm going to tell you this. If anybody can do it -- I'm not B.S.-ing you fellows -- I can get it done my way." he boasted. "There's no question about it."... But the reluctant Murtha wouldn't touch the $50,000. Here on secret videotape was this all-American hero, tall and dignified in a disheveled way, explaining why he wasn't quite ready to accept the cash. "All at once," he said, "some dumb [expletive deleted] would go start talking eight years from now about this whole thing and say [expletive deleted], this happened. Then in order to get immunity so he doesn't go to jail, he starts talking and fingering people. So the [S.O.B.] falls apart."... "You give us the banks where you want the money deposited," offered one of the bagmen. "All right," agreed Murtha. "How much money we talking about?"

"Well, you tell me." "Well, let me find out what is a reasonable figure that will get their attention," said Murtha, "because there are a couple of banks that have really done me some favors in the past, and I'd like to put some money in....["] The dialogue continued as follows: Amoroso: Let me ask you now that we're together. I was under the impression, OK, and I told Howard [middleman Howard Criden] what we were willing to pay, and [This is where the available videotape begins]I went out, I got the $50,000. OK? So what you're telling me, OK, you're telling me that that's not what you know.... Murtha: I'm not interested. Amoroso: OK. Murtha: At this point, [This is where the available videotape ends] you know, we do business together for a while. Maybe I'll be interested and maybe I won't.... Right now, I'm not interested in those other things. Now, I won't say that some day, you know, I, if you made an offer, it may be I would change my mind some day.


http://tinyurl.com/j5d4c


25 posted on 07/23/2006 5:43:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Coop

I went on Murtha's website but couldn't find his travel itinery. Wonder if anyone knows how to find it? We ought to Freep the creep wherever he slithers. (And I'm especially hoping he comes to New York City.)


26 posted on 07/23/2006 5:44:12 PM PDT by RedRover ("Doddering" Jack Murtha: More Conservative Than Nancy Pelosi.)
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To: Coop
"I think I can help because I am more conservative..

That's like bragging about being the Smartest one on a Bus full of Retards!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

Shalom Israel

27 posted on 07/23/2006 5:45:26 PM PDT by bray (Jeb '08, just to watch their Heads Explode!)
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To: RedRover

He's up in NH, Not that far from NY.


28 posted on 07/23/2006 5:45:51 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

More conservative than who?? Sheehan? Jeez, this guy is nuts!


29 posted on 07/23/2006 5:49:01 PM PDT by cardinal4 (America, despite the usual suspects, stands firmly with Israel..)
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To: Coop
"is no accountability in this administration "

Was this airhead around during the Klintoon years?

How about forming an independent bi-partisan commission to find the silverware and furniture that disappeared from the White House?

When you resolve THAT accountability problem, we might believe you ........ but then, anyone who has made such an ass of himself everytime he speaks is hard to consider EVER credible....

30 posted on 07/23/2006 5:51:43 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: jazusamo

Do you think he's someone's sock puppet? Maybe they're secretly egging him on so he makes Pelosi and the others look sane by comparison. He's actually making McKinney look rational. Then again it could be senile dementia.


31 posted on 07/23/2006 5:54:41 PM PDT by Sisku Hanne (*Support DIANA IREY for US Congress!* Send "Cut-n-Run" Murtha packing: HIT THE ROAD, JACK!)
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To: Sisku Hanne

That's been discussed for a couple months on different threads. I suppose it's possible but some of the statements he's been making are so far out now that I kind of doubt it.


32 posted on 07/23/2006 5:57:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Coop
This type of behavior seems to be repetitive by
33 posted on 07/23/2006 5:57:32 PM PDT by do the dhue (I hope y'all will help bail me out of jail after I dot Hack Murtha's eyes.)
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To: Coop
"I think I can help because I am more conservative.... There is an idea that [the Democrats'] leadership is very liberal and I think I bring some balance to that leadership."

This is brilliant. What makes me think the MSM will never follow up on this one?!

34 posted on 07/23/2006 5:57:51 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: jazusamo

Maybe I give the party more credit for how much they control their membership. Maybe they're splintering that badly that they can't control the MoveOntoSocialism.com element any longer. Good news for us! Keep flappin' your trap, Jack!


35 posted on 07/23/2006 6:00:26 PM PDT by Sisku Hanne (*Support DIANA IREY for US Congress!* Send "Cut-n-Run" Murtha packing: HIT THE ROAD, JACK!)
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To: Coop
Oh my gosh. He makes about as much sense as a lot of the patients I interviewed during my psych rotation in Nursing School.
36 posted on 07/23/2006 6:00:54 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Coop
It seems like EVERY FRIGGIN TIME anyone writes or says ANYTHING about this LIBTARD MURTHA, they always preface it by saying he was in the Marine Corps.

This article devoted the second and third paragraphs to his military record (including a Kerryesque tribute to his Vietnam service), before even getting to the meat.

Besides revealing themselves as idiotic and transparently partisan as Murtha's rantings, the MSM journalists who constantly trot out his military service just piss me off,

A) Because, by association, they're promoting this dork as being representative of Marines' Iraq War stances.

B) It dishonors the Corps.

It's like the old line, "I'd call you a BLEEP, but that would be an insult to BLEEPS everywhere".

p.s.
I didn't even read any of Murtha's Creutzfeldt-Jakob induced babblings, I only got as far as the obligatory military service record (like I forgot!).

37 posted on 07/23/2006 6:07:31 PM PDT by benjaminjjones (yeah, what he said)
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To: jazusamo

Good point. Nobody's publicly called him on it, have they, maybe he thinks American has forgotten?


38 posted on 07/23/2006 6:12:36 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Coop

Murtha is certifiable...and Diana needs to challenge him to a debate...and also ask for a psychiatric diagnosis...LOL


39 posted on 07/23/2006 6:17:53 PM PDT by Txsleuth ((((((((((( ISRAEL)))))))))))))
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To: I_Like_Spam
"I think Mr. Murtha is just going goofy, as older people sometimes do"

I am certainly glad you added that qualifier "sometimes," as I and other old codgers here, might take umbrage to that comment. lol

You might have saved yourself a little grief if you would have simply added "liberal" or "democrat" as we all know that the majority (regardless of age) are mad as hatters.

When I read his remarks about his being "Conservative," I literally laughed so hard that I fell off my chair.

What a joke, he is.

40 posted on 07/23/2006 6:25:04 PM PDT by seasoned traditionalist (ALL MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORISTS, BUT ALL TERRORISTS WHO WANT TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY, ARE MUSLIMS)
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To: Txsleuth
and Diana needs to challenge him to a debate

She's already asked, and she will again.

41 posted on 07/23/2006 6:29:07 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop

They should put one of those purple heart band-aids over his mouth.


42 posted on 07/23/2006 6:29:47 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: freema
maybe he thinks American has forgotten?

I think you're right about that, that's exactly what he thinks and in fact, not even Dems have forgotten.

43 posted on 07/23/2006 6:33:17 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: sgtbono2002

Heck no, let him spew!


44 posted on 07/23/2006 6:47:24 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: onyx; Michael Goldsberry; Molly Pitcher; Knitting A Conundrum; Howlin; mhking; BillF; BufordP; ...

A "Ya gotta read it to believe it" ping.


45 posted on 07/23/2006 6:51:07 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: jazusamo

That's the second typo I've made tonight. I didn't bother to correct the first one : (


46 posted on 07/23/2006 6:56:09 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: freema

That's twenty Marine Corps push-ups!


47 posted on 07/23/2006 7:15:42 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: Coop
I'll bet you a cup of coffee that if any reporter brings up ABSCAM he'll walk out on the interview.
48 posted on 07/23/2006 7:22:43 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (12th district Freeper.)
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To: StarCMC

Since you're playing catch-up, a ping so you don't miss these gems.


49 posted on 07/23/2006 7:22:44 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: 4yearlurker
Who's gonna ask it? Remember - one reporter... exactly ONE (Sam Donaldson) asked the President of the United States about credible accusations of rape when he was serving as a state attorney general.

The media is pathetic.

50 posted on 07/23/2006 7:24:25 PM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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