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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

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To: river rat
Thanks for checking in, my brother.

I'm off for the night, more dragons tomorrow.

Smooth

101 posted on 08/01/2006 10:56:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Support The Troops-Support The Mission--Please Visit http://www.irey.com--&--Vets4Irey.com)
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To: Velveeta
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102 posted on 08/01/2006 10:57:06 PM PDT by skimask (People who care what you do don't matter.......People who matter don't care what you do.)
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To: Calpernia; xpertskir; smoothsailing
Actually, Diana used that quote in the presser she held at the National Press Club on May 24, 2006. Her speech was built around it.

I just tried to find the speech in its entirety, but alas I failed. Maybe tomorrow.

103 posted on 08/01/2006 10:59:47 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

Great direction for her to keep on.

I'm off to bed myself.

Night!


104 posted on 08/01/2006 11:05:43 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Velveeta
Hahahahahaha.....
Free Speech for a Congressman is only protected on the floor of Congress. Otherwise, they can be sued for slander...
Hahahahahaha.....
Culture of Corruption!
105 posted on 08/01/2006 11:08:43 PM PDT by Prost1 (We can build a wall, we can evict - "Si, se puede!")
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To: Calpernia
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106 posted on 08/01/2006 11:08:50 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

Please add me to your ping list


107 posted on 08/01/2006 11:33:30 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: Talking_Mouse; freema; Coop
Please add me to your ping list

Thank you for your interest! You are now on the distinguished IREY Ping List.

108 posted on 08/01/2006 11:43:13 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: Velveeta

B U M P


109 posted on 08/02/2006 12:56:21 AM PDT by AnimalLover ( ((Are there special rules and regulations for the big guys?)))
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To: Velveeta

butt-ugly EX-Marine traitor bump!


110 posted on 08/02/2006 1:21:52 AM PDT by snuffy smiff
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To: UCANSEE2

Agreed


111 posted on 08/02/2006 1:54:47 AM PDT by 4woodenboats (The GOP was created by those opposed to Southern Democrat Plantation Slavery...)
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To: george76; flightline; RaceBannon

Have you seen this?


112 posted on 08/02/2006 2:43:49 AM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Velveeta; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; Ajnin; ...

!!!!!!!!!!!!


113 posted on 08/02/2006 2:48:28 AM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Just A Nobody

What wonderful news with which to start the day!!!


114 posted on 08/02/2006 2:51:40 AM PDT by RedRover
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To: Just A Nobody

BTTT


115 posted on 08/02/2006 3:01:32 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: UCANSEE2
This Marine needs to get in touch with BootMurtha.com!
116 posted on 08/02/2006 3:19:10 AM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
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To: Just A Nobody

I hope he wins that suit.


117 posted on 08/02/2006 3:20:07 AM PDT by Peach (Prayers for Israel and all who love her.)
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To: Velveeta

Kick his A@@, SSG Wuterich.

Kick it hard for all of us.


118 posted on 08/02/2006 3:21:47 AM PDT by roaddog727 (Bullsh## doesn't get bridges built.)
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To: Velveeta
Castro and Murtha need to go.
119 posted on 08/02/2006 3:22:58 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: Just A Nobody
PLEASE NOTICE THE NICE, POLITE, SLEAZY SUB-HEADLINE IN THE WAPO:
"Congressman Discussed Killings Involving Serviceman's Squad in Haditha, Iraq"
Did you catch the softening of this sting by the WAPO and what side they are on? Discussed?

CORRECT SUB-HEADLINE:
He called them "cold blooded killers" and "they covered it up"

Bump and Elect Diana Irey


120 posted on 08/02/2006 3:35:07 AM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
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To: Just A Nobody

Thanks. Added both of 'em.


121 posted on 08/02/2006 5:40:11 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: W04Man
This Marine needs to get in touch with BootMurtha.com!

I think it could be used against him if he got in touch with bootmurtha or Diane Irey. It is best if the matter is kept nonpolitical on the SSGT's side.

Savory news to hear that a Marine is bringing him up on his traitorous words.

122 posted on 08/02/2006 5:45:36 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


123 posted on 08/02/2006 5:54:48 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: freema
Not too many people know that servicemen and women cannot sue the government, and frankly I'm surprised that This Staff Sergeant is able to sue Murtha at all.

I can't remember any other time when a serving member of the military has ever had to sue a member of Congress for anything that congressman said.

That having been said, I have but one last thing to say......

GITSOME!!!!!
124 posted on 08/02/2006 6:01:23 AM PDT by usmcobra (Hey Stand, who's standing in Lee Circle?)
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To: Velveeta
If nothing else maybe it will remove some of the hyperbole from all of the noise out of Washington. /end sarcasm/

 

125 posted on 08/02/2006 6:11:26 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.)
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To: SuziQ
Of course some will say that this kind of suit will have a 'chilling effect' on free speech. I say, "Bring on the ice"!!

I've been in favor of chilling speech since Howard Dean burst upon the scene 3 years ago.
 

 

126 posted on 08/02/2006 6:20:32 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.)
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To: river rat

Amen and Amen...


127 posted on 08/02/2006 6:26:43 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: skimask

That is so cool. Where is that? Or did you make it up, it looks real.


128 posted on 08/02/2006 6:28:33 AM PDT by surelyclintonsbaddream
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To: Flora McDonald
Yes, it's wonderful news!!! I'll have to check out the blog and see how you handled the expletives. LOL!
129 posted on 08/02/2006 6:31:29 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: freema

Interesting turn of events to say the least.


130 posted on 08/02/2006 6:33:12 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Good idea, I'll happily match that-any ideas about where we can send the money?


131 posted on 08/02/2006 6:33:37 AM PDT by 91B (God made man, Sam Colt made men equal)
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To: Peach

I would like to say there is no way he can lose. He has him dead to rights via video and transcripts. The old fool won't keep his mouth shut, which is another plus for the Marine!


132 posted on 08/02/2006 6:35:22 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: W04Man
"Congressman Discussed Killings Involving Serviceman's Squad in Haditha, Iraq"
Did you catch the softening of this sting by the WAPO and what side they are on?

No, I have not seen that. I'll check it out. Thanks!

133 posted on 08/02/2006 6:38:49 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: HawaiianGecko

LOL!


134 posted on 08/02/2006 6:40:19 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: surelyclintonsbaddream

I asked the same question when I saw it before. It is real! The billboard is in or near Atlanta. ;*)


135 posted on 08/02/2006 6:42:01 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: freema
Here is another media "civilian"...aka Terrorist.


136 posted on 08/02/2006 6:43:27 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Just A Nobody
The DUmmies love the double standard.

One standard for us and a pass for the terrorists and themselves.

If we make one mistake, it is front page news for weeks.

For themselves, maybe buried in the middle somewhere , once.
137 posted on 08/02/2006 6:47:50 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Exactly right and I, for one, am quite tired of it all.


138 posted on 08/02/2006 6:51:15 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: 91B

"Good idea, I'll happily match that-any ideas about where we can send the money?

"Here is Diana Irey's site, you can give directly to her campaign.

http://www.irey.com/


139 posted on 08/02/2006 6:52:46 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Velveeta

Get SOME? Get EVERY PENNY that jerk has or ever will have.


140 posted on 08/02/2006 6:53:08 AM PDT by McGavin999 (God watch over the young lions of Israel!)
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To: 91B

Sorry, I misunderstood your post about his legal fees but Mrs. Irey can still use the support. :-)


141 posted on 08/02/2006 6:59:02 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Velveeta
GO DEVIL DOG!
142 posted on 08/02/2006 7:00:21 AM PDT by pke
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To: usmcobra

"Not too many people know that servicemen and women cannot sue the government, and frankly I'm surprised that This Staff Sergeant is able to sue Murtha at all."

He's not suing the govt. He's suing an individual for repeated defamatory remarks made outside the halls of Congress.

It's one thing to disagree with the President and Secretary of Defense on how the war is being handled, that's politics. It's quite another to make disparaging and prejudicial remarks directly against our troops based on "heresay".

That's the line that Murtha crossed and while it's not the way of folks around here to say much aloud, the vast majority of his constituents have ties to the military and Murtha's remarks about the "troops" don't "sit well" with them.

All the "pork" in the world (and it's a funny thing about that "pork" that hasn't gone unnoticed around here ;) isn't going to cancel out statements that are perceived as "personal insults". (aka so where was Murtha when our troops came home? ;)


143 posted on 08/02/2006 7:07:47 AM PDT by Mrs. Ranger (lamenting the death of "common sense" - vote Irey)
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To: W04Man; Coop; Just A Nobody; smoothsailing; Little Bill; SandRat; Mase; RNO1; Nick Danger; ...
You don't Mess with the Marines.....Murtha!


144 posted on 08/02/2006 7:08:07 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Freedom isn't Free.........Support Our Troops......Thank a Veteran Today)
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To: mdittmar
"Treason is the word."

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.

Byrd, Durbin, Pelosi, Waxman, Reid, Kerry, Biden, McKinney

An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known, and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very hall of government itself.

Rockefeller, Carter, Kucinich,Edwards,Gore,Dean,Mulkulski,Harkin

For the traitor appears no traitor. He speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in hearts of men.

KENNEDY,BOXER,HILLARY CLINTON, MURTHA ,Shumer,Conyers, Waters,Rangel

He rots the soul of a nation. He works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city. He infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A Murderer Is Less To Be Feared." Cicero, 42 B.C.

The above montage was put together by FReeper "Zac's Mom".

145 posted on 08/02/2006 7:12:16 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ( "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." -- Dwight Eisenhower)
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To: Mrs. Ranger
It's quite another to make disparaging and prejudicial remarks directly against our troops based on "heresay".

And more so, in this case, Murtha made the mistake of singling out identifiable individuals. This isn't a general political statement, it is a specific accusation/slur against parties who have been harmed by the the slander.

146 posted on 08/02/2006 7:13:37 AM PDT by kevkrom (Posting snarky comments so you don't have to)
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To: JulieRNR21
Julie I imagine you know just how much this individual infuriates me...I have a friend that I am suppose to go bird hunting with...He is an ex marine Col...He does not talk politics much at all...Partly because of the job he had in the Marines...Yet cannot print the words that he feels about Murtha...He and Ketchup boy are a matched pair...
147 posted on 08/02/2006 7:17:16 AM PDT by RNO1 (POW's Never Ever Have A Good Day)
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To: All

A bit more information in today's updated WaPo here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/02/AR2006080200493.html

snippet:


"The false, misleading and defamatory statements disseminated by Mr. Murtha portray ... Wuterich as a cold-blooded killer, untrained and falling victim to stress, as well as being involved in a cover-up of the tragic events of November 19, 2005," the Marine's lawyers say in the court filing.

"Mr. Murtha has intentionally disseminated with malice his hearsay version of the events of November 19, 2005 with knowledge of the false and libelous nature of the statements contained therein and/or with gross negligence or reckless disregard for the truth," the suit states.

A spokeswoman for Murtha declined to comment, but said the congressman would release a statement later on Wednesday.

Wuterich is suing for damages of at least $75,000, a public apology and an injunction prohibiting publication of allegations against the Marine.


148 posted on 08/02/2006 7:20:30 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: All

Snippet:

Wuterich's lawyers, Neal A. Puckett and Mark S. Zaid, subsequently provided a copy of the suit to The Associated Press early Wednesday and announced plans for a news conference outside the courthouse where they planned to file the suit.
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16996460&BRD=2212&PAG=461&dept_id=465812&rfi=6


149 posted on 08/02/2006 7:25:52 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Tribune7

Thanks for the ping.


150 posted on 08/02/2006 7:28:36 AM PDT by GOPJ
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