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Marine Names Murtha in Defamation Suit
Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2006 | Josh White

Posted on 08/01/2006 9:05:50 PM PDT by Velveeta

A Marine Corps staff sergeant who led the squad accused of killing two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, will file a lawsuit today in federal court in Washington claiming that Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) defamed him when the congressman made public comments about the incident earlier this year.

Attorneys for Frank D. Wuterich, 26, argue in court papers that Murtha tarnished the Marine's reputation by telling news organizations in May that the Marine unit cracked after a roadside bomb killed one of its members and that the troops "killed innocent civilians in cold blood." Murtha also said repeatedly that the incident was covered up. (snipped)

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; civilians; exmarine; haditha; lawsuit; murtha; murthawatch; traitor; wuterich
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Git some!
1 posted on 08/01/2006 9:05:51 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Sam Hill; pissant; Paul Ross

Pinging Haditha news


2 posted on 08/01/2006 9:06:24 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

This Marine needs to get in touch with Dana Irey!


3 posted on 08/01/2006 9:06:48 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Coop

Pinging Murtha news


4 posted on 08/01/2006 9:07:20 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

5 posted on 08/01/2006 9:07:49 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: austinaero

I agree.
Best wishes to the Marine!


6 posted on 08/01/2006 9:07:57 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta

Treason is the word.


7 posted on 08/01/2006 9:08:49 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: austinaero
Perhaps SHE has already been in touch with them.
8 posted on 08/01/2006 9:08:52 PM PDT by msnimje (Uni-FAIL - UN peace keeping force in Lebanon has lived up to its name.)
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To: Velveeta

Fantastic!! Too bad some skiff liberal judge will dismiss it because it's more important for him/her to hear arguments and award more homo "rights".


9 posted on 08/01/2006 9:09:46 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: mdittmar

Indeed it is.


10 posted on 08/01/2006 9:10:21 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta
Sounds like defamatio to me.

Hey Murtha... now you get a chance to prove it.

11 posted on 08/01/2006 9:11:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://www.mises.org/story/1975)
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To: Velveeta
LOL!
12 posted on 08/01/2006 9:12:31 PM PDT by Kudsman (If nobody is "actually for abortion" then who exactly is demanding I fund it?)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

"Fantastic!! Too bad some skiff liberal judge will dismiss it because it's more important for him/her to hear arguments and award more homo "rights"."

Yeah, but that can be appealed, and if necessary, go all the way up to the Supremes. This will be fun.


13 posted on 08/01/2006 9:14:51 PM PDT by flaglady47
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To: Velveeta
Outstanding! Maybe it will keep others from shooting off their mouths when they have NO evidence!

Of course some will say that this kind of suit will have a 'chilling effect' on free speech. I say, "Bring on the ice"!!

14 posted on 08/01/2006 9:15:10 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Velveeta

Looks like PORK is back on the Menu boys!

Go Get Em!


15 posted on 08/01/2006 9:15:35 PM PDT by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: A CA Guy

That is absolutely priceless! It would make a great billboard all across America.


16 posted on 08/01/2006 9:16:19 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Velveeta

It's all catching up with this senile POS.


17 posted on 08/01/2006 9:16:33 PM PDT by DAC22
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To: Velveeta

Good tactic!


18 posted on 08/01/2006 9:17:06 PM PDT by b4its2late (Liberals are as confused as a hungry baby in a topless bar.)
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To: Velveeta

Anyone that has direct (not generic) emails for Rush and Hannity, please forward this story for tomorrow's shows.


19 posted on 08/01/2006 9:17:31 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

75% of the people in the US stand ignorant of the acts of Murtha. The other 25% could Give A. S.


20 posted on 08/01/2006 9:18:00 PM PDT by Loud Mime ("Countdown": A documentary about Keith Olbermann's dwindling IQ.....)
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To: Velveeta

Finally a lawyer I like! Rip the bastards throat out, please.


21 posted on 08/01/2006 9:18:24 PM PDT by pissant
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To: flaglady47

I hope so. I hope this Marine takes Murtha to the cleaners. I'll donate $40 myself for his legal fees.


22 posted on 08/01/2006 9:18:26 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Coop; delacoert; jazusamo; Velveeta; Txsleuth; txflake; spunkets; kellynla; Just A Nobody; ...

PING


23 posted on 08/01/2006 9:19:22 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Just A Nobody; freema; pissant; smoothsailing

Murtha Ping.


24 posted on 08/01/2006 9:21:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: flaglady47
This will be fun.

Heck yeah!

25 posted on 08/01/2006 9:22:11 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Coop

Ping


26 posted on 08/01/2006 9:22:34 PM PDT by Valin (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: jazusamo

I pinged you first!


27 posted on 08/01/2006 9:23:20 PM PDT by pissant
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To: b4its2late

I think so too.


28 posted on 08/01/2006 9:23:41 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Velveeta; 91B; HiJinx; Spiff; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; clintonh8r; TEXOKIE; windchime; ...
Sharing PopcornSharing PopcornSharing PopcornSharing PopcornSharing Popcorn

The Show's About to Start
Cong Mullah Omar Murtha is the Sacraficial Attraction before the Bench.

29 posted on 08/01/2006 9:24:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Velveeta

Good! Sue him for every penny he has!


30 posted on 08/01/2006 9:24:14 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: A CA Guy

LOL


31 posted on 08/01/2006 9:25:17 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Velveeta

Score another one for the good guys!


32 posted on 08/01/2006 9:25:34 PM PDT by NordP (The NEW YORK TIMES - All The News Jihadists Can Use! .....(RL 06/28/06))
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To: Velveeta
Good luck


33 posted on 08/01/2006 9:26:40 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: pissant
Add to that the treasonous information leakers.

I sure hope there are some folks out there sweating buckets tonight.
34 posted on 08/01/2006 9:27:46 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: pissant

Thanks, you beat me but I thought of you too. :-)


35 posted on 08/01/2006 9:28:00 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Velveeta

Beautiful, Sam.


36 posted on 08/01/2006 9:31:02 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: John Lenin
Good luck

Amen to that.

Wuterich, through his attorneys, has maintained his innocence and has said that the Marines killed two dozen people that day because they were engaged in a firefight with suspected insurgents. He told his lawyers that he and other Marines used grenades and rifles to clear two houses they thought were hostile. Another Marine's detailed account of the incident, obtained by The Post, corroborates Wuterich's version.

37 posted on 08/01/2006 9:34:46 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: austinaero

"This Marine needs to get in touch with Dana Irey!"

No. Then he will be called a tool of the Republicans.

This has nothing to do with Ms. Irey.

Except she might have a bigger smile.


38 posted on 08/01/2006 9:34:54 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (We will consider a cease-fire, right after they surrender completely and totally)
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To: freema; Velveeta

Woo Hoo PING!


39 posted on 08/01/2006 9:35:18 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Velveeta

I urge all of you good people to look very closely at all of the pictures available on the internet: Are John Murtha and Madelaine Albright really the same person???


40 posted on 08/01/2006 9:35:44 PM PDT by kcmt01
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To: Velveeta
Smolla said. "The congressman's statement does not sound as if it is merely hyperbole or opinion or name-calling. Instead, it conveys the idea that the Marines violated professional standards and perhaps the law."

That is what is going to hang Murtha. He was not stating an "opinion" but stating "fact".

I wonder how he will try to weasel out of this suit; speech and debate is not going to work, because he was making a statement to the press; that he was stating his "opinion" is not going to work for the reasons above; that he was misquoted or taken out of context is not going to work, too many recordings of both his comments.

Buttered popcorn time, yum yum.
41 posted on 08/01/2006 9:36:03 PM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

The Law Office of Neal A. Puckett

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Tel. (202) 340-0069; Fax. (202) 318-7652
http://www.militaryjudges.com


42 posted on 08/01/2006 9:36:33 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: SuziQ

Chilling effect on false free speech, maybe...


43 posted on 08/01/2006 9:36:58 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1642075/posts
Haditha Doctor Was Arrested, Hates US Too

GREAT info on that thread!


44 posted on 08/01/2006 9:37:17 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: pettifogger
Counselor , please enlighten us if the "speech and debate clause"; would let the weasel, weasel out of this?
45 posted on 08/01/2006 9:37:57 PM PDT by f zero
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To: Velveeta

What a sweet settlement that would be...


46 posted on 08/01/2006 9:38:20 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: UCANSEE2
This has nothing to do with Ms. Irey.

You are absolutely correct.

47 posted on 08/01/2006 9:38:41 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Calpernia

Praying hard for these Marines.
(Grinning from here to there on this news)


48 posted on 08/01/2006 9:38:46 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: f zero

Was it said on the floor of the house? Then maybe yes...If on the street or on a television interview, no!


49 posted on 08/01/2006 9:39:19 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: arasina

Mullah Murtha is a traitor of the worst kind.


50 posted on 08/01/2006 9:39:21 PM PDT by John Lenin
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