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Murtha Statement on Law Suit
John Murtha US Rep ^ | 8/2/06 | Murtha

Posted on 08/02/2006 9:20:40 AM PDT by xpertskir

Murtha issues statement on lawsuit

Johnstown, PA - Congressman John Murtha today released the following statement about a lawsuit filed by a Marine Corps staff sergeant charged in the incident at Haditha in November 2005. An Associated Press story filed earlier this morning said that evidence collected in Haditha “supports accusations that U.S. Marines deliberately shot” 24 civilians, including unarmed women and children.

“I don’t blame the staff sergeant for lashing out. When I spoke up about Haditha, my intention was to draw attention to the horrendous pressure put on our troops in Iraq and to the cover-up of the incident.

“Our troops are caught in the middle of a tragic dilemma. The military trains them to fight a conventional war and use overwhelming force to protect U.S. lives. I agree with that policy, but when we use force, we often kill civilians. What are the consequences?

“Three years ago, there were fewer than 500 foreign fighters in Iraq. They were called ‘dead enders.’ Then there were 5,000, and they were called ‘terrorists.’ Now there are 20,000, and the administration calls this ‘sectarian violence.’

“All this time, we’ve had at least 130,000 U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq. In the last year, incidents have increased from 49 per day to 100 per day. About 14,000 Iraqis were killed in the last year, mostly in the last six months. Oil and electricity production are below pre-war level, and unemployment is 60 percent throughout most of the country. Our troops are in 120-degree temperatures with 70 pounds of equipment on their back, and they don’t know who the enemy is.

“This conflict cannot be won militarily. Our troops are caught in the middle of a civil war. It’s well beyond the time to redeploy from Iraq.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: congress; exmarine; haditha; lawsuit; murtha; sue; wuterich
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So you get sued and your response is "we cant win this militarily"
LMAO
1 posted on 08/02/2006 9:20:42 AM PDT by xpertskir
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To: Coop; Just A Nobody; W04Man; smoothsailing

ping


2 posted on 08/02/2006 9:21:16 AM PDT by xpertskir (McCain Lieberman '08(democratic ticket))
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To: xpertskir

Is this guy for real?


3 posted on 08/02/2006 9:23:15 AM PDT by kempster
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To: xpertskir

Nice try dickweed. But a story isn't "evidence", "evidence" isn't "proof" and a court is supposed to decide, not an addled tub of lard Congresscritter.


4 posted on 08/02/2006 9:23:32 AM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: xpertskir
I think Murtha is making up a lot of those numbers. This old a$$hat just can't stop stepping in it.
5 posted on 08/02/2006 9:23:40 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (12th district Freeper.)
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To: xpertskir
I love how the lamestream media never points out that if we kill civilians it is accidental and the guilty parties are disciplined and often imprisoned, meanwhile our enemy purposely targets civilians
6 posted on 08/02/2006 9:24:30 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: xpertskir
This conflict cannot be won militarily.


7 posted on 08/02/2006 9:25:08 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: xpertskir

Straight out of "Rules For Radicals" by Saul Alinsky.

Stay on topic no matter what, and use every opportunity to get your message out.

Repeat the same simple message over and over.


8 posted on 08/02/2006 9:25:17 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: kempster
Is this guy for real?

In his world, yes.


9 posted on 08/02/2006 9:25:37 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: xpertskir

Wow, that was an incredibly weak response. But to his credit at least he didn't whine about getting "Swiftboated." I missed that prediction. :-}


10 posted on 08/02/2006 9:25:43 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: xpertskir

$75,000 isn't enough to make a statement with a**holes like Murtha. Wish he'd sue for $50,000,000. That would make jokers like Murtha think before opening their idiotic mouth.


11 posted on 08/02/2006 9:26:00 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: COBOL2Java; 4yearlurker; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; acsrp38; agincourt1415; A message; angcat; ...
Help redeploy EX-Marine J. Murtha this November by supporting his worthy opponent - Diana Irey

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12 posted on 08/02/2006 9:27:09 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: xpertskir
So you get sued and your response is "we cant win this militarily"

I suppose that's true. When in court, Murtha might try to call in for an airstrike.

13 posted on 08/02/2006 9:27:23 AM PDT by AmishDude (The Constitution: It ain't long, it ain't complicated and it don't take a genius to figure it out.)
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To: xpertskir; smoothsailing; Coop; freema; jazusamo; W04Man; bert; chcknhawk; Old Sarge; ...
THE IDIOT SPEAKS ping!

“I don’t blame the staff sergeant for lashing out. When I spoke up about Haditha, my intention was to draw attention to the horrendous pressure put on our troops in Iraq and to the cover-up of the incident.

If you wish to be added to the IREY/Murtha ping list, let me know!

14 posted on 08/02/2006 9:27:33 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: xpertskir

When an elected official condemns a person before charges are even filed how are we any different than Stalin? Due process only for leftists?


15 posted on 08/02/2006 9:28:18 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: All; Just A Nobody
If you wish to be added to the IREY/Murtha ping list, let me know!

Don't listen to her. My ping list is WAY cooler!

16 posted on 08/02/2006 9:29:20 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: lilylangtree

$75000 is perfect. It's not worth fighting, but if he settles, he has to admit guilt.


17 posted on 08/02/2006 9:30:29 AM PDT by AmishDude (The Constitution: It ain't long, it ain't complicated and it don't take a genius to figure it out.)
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To: Just A Nobody

18 posted on 08/02/2006 9:30:42 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: xpertskir

This man is such a jerk! I hope the suit is successful.


19 posted on 08/02/2006 9:32:04 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Dilbert56

Well said!


20 posted on 08/02/2006 9:32:39 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: xpertskir
DIANA! - Vets 4 IREY - Boot Murtha! - Censure Murtha - RightRoots

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21 posted on 08/02/2006 9:33:35 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: Coop; Just A Nobody
If you wish to be added to the IREY/Murtha ping list, let me know!
--Don't listen to her. My ping list is WAY cooler!


Fight! Fight!
22 posted on 08/02/2006 9:34:15 AM PDT by PleaDeal (Boot the "EX"-Marine, Vote Irey in '06!)
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To: Just A Nobody

23 posted on 08/02/2006 9:36:38 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: xpertskir

"What are the consequences?"

Well John, in this country, the consequences of public slander is a lawsuit.


24 posted on 08/02/2006 9:37:54 AM PDT by Mrs. Ranger (lamenting the death of "common sense" - vote Irey)
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To: xpertskir

What coverup? This buffoon put the story out before the investigation had even been completed. He just couldn't wait for the proper legal process to take place.


25 posted on 08/02/2006 9:38:16 AM PDT by mak5
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To: xpertskir

Notice that he didn't deny slandering the Marines, he said what he did was for the good of our military and country. What a despicable man.

Support Diana Irey, Vets4Irey and BootMurtha and help retire Murtha.

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26 posted on 08/02/2006 9:38:32 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: xpertskir

Murtha just keeps digging in. He should just shut up. He got the golden microphone and along with the disgust of the military and Americans, he has a lawsuit. Some people just can't shut up.


27 posted on 08/02/2006 9:38:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Jack Murtha really is Diana Irey's most valuable weapon. (Although Free Republic is a close second!)


28 posted on 08/02/2006 9:39:44 AM PDT by Coop (No, there are no @!%$&#*! polls on Irey vs. Murtha!)
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To: bmwcyle

well irey sure is alot easier on the eyes than that dog murtha


29 posted on 08/02/2006 9:40:44 AM PDT by jneesy
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To: tioga

"He should just shut up."

Not until November. :)


30 posted on 08/02/2006 9:41:34 AM PDT by Mrs. Ranger (lamenting the death of "common sense" - vote Irey)
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To: lilylangtree

He is suing for, I would assume, much more than $75,000. The $75,000 is listed because it is the jurisdictional minimum for a suit in that court. The actual damages could be any amount above that.


31 posted on 08/02/2006 9:41:51 AM PDT by mak5
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To: Just A Nobody
Our troops are in 120-degree temperatures with 70 pounds of equipment on their back, and they don’t know who the enemy is.

Well, actually they DO know who their enemy is.

YOU are, Mr. Murtha!

The Democrats, the ENEMEDIA and the rest of the America hating crowd who are doing all they can to embolden the enemy and accuse our troops of wrong doing. Treating the enemy with kid gloves and having a defeatist attitude, are bigger enemies to our troops than the cowardly terrorists are!

32 posted on 08/02/2006 9:42:45 AM PDT by jan in Colorado (http://www.bootmurtha.com -www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com)
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To: Coop; Just A Nobody
Don't listen to her. My ping list is WAY cooler!

ROTFL!...:-)

33 posted on 08/02/2006 9:43:31 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: xpertskir

Wow! Innocent civilians get killed in wartime?? Who knew?!
Good thing we have Murtha there to let us know these military facts!!!
/sarc off


34 posted on 08/02/2006 9:44:33 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX)
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To: xpertskir
...but when we use force, we often kill civilians...

ummm NO! You called it Murder.
35 posted on 08/02/2006 9:44:53 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Coop; Just A Nobody

What a blithering traitor. Irey will win this thing, and I want to see the fat bastard prosecuted and hanged.


36 posted on 08/02/2006 9:45:14 AM PDT by pissant
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To: xpertskir
"...but when we use force, we often kill civilians. What are the consequences?"

Dead civilians. This is war!

37 posted on 08/02/2006 9:47:40 AM PDT by jan in Colorado (http://www.bootmurtha.com -www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com)
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To: xpertskir

Mr. Cut and Run Murtha should be stripped of his self solicited medals.
Can you imagine that character being allowed a space at Arlington?


38 posted on 08/02/2006 9:47:50 AM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: xpertskir
Bump and Elect Diana Irey


39 posted on 08/02/2006 9:49:05 AM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
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To: xpertskir
I wish the Marine Corp could reverse Murtha's discharge and change it to Dishonorable Discharge because of his continuous accusations against the Corp. He should be expelled from Congress for aiding and abetting the enemy rather than having to be defeated (hopefully) by Diana Irey!!
40 posted on 08/02/2006 9:49:27 AM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: mak5

" This buffoon put the story out before the investigation had even been completed. "
Sorta reminds me of Manson bringin' in a newspaper with the Headline "Nixon says manson Guilty." Or somethin' like that.


41 posted on 08/02/2006 9:49:28 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: mak5

I hope so because in order to pound home to these congressional jerks who do nothing but feed on the public trough is to hit them where it hurts, i.e., in the billfold. I know the Marine won't get the $50,000,000 but it sure makes an impact. Plus, it's about time that these congressional jerks are held to some kind of standard when a war is ongoing. And I hope that the Marine sues personally and professionally so that the govt isn't on the hook totally in defending this POS. Sheesh!


42 posted on 08/02/2006 9:51:49 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: xpertskir

Murtha gave up the title "Marine" a long time ago when he traded it (and his soul) for political fame.

Having served 13 years in the Marines myself, I know that the term "ex-Marine" does not apply to true Marines who still keep the faith, but it does apply to Murtha.

Everytime he is called a Marine, it is an embarrassment to the entire Corps.


43 posted on 08/02/2006 9:55:00 AM PDT by 84rules ( Ooh-Rah! Semper Fi!)
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To: xpertskir
Oil and electricity production are below pre-war level, and unemployment is 60 percent throughout most of the country

I see he has not changed his rhetoric since his appearance on Meet the Press in March.

NBC News Transcripts - SHOW: Meet the Press 10:00 AM EST NBC
March 19, 2006 Sunday
John Murtha, Democrat, Pennsylvania, discusses war in Iraq with Tim Russert:

Murtha: “… unemployment's 60 percent; in Anbar Province, the province that I visited, unemployment is 90 percent. So I don't see the progress that they're portraying”

FACT:
Unemployment rate: 25% to 30% (2005 est.)

Where are you getting your information?

Murtha: “I, I see inadequate oil production.”

FACT:
Oil - production: 2.093 million bbl/day;
note - prewar production (in 2002) was 2.03 million bbl/day (2005 est.)
Oil - consumption: 351,500 bbl/day (2005 est.)
Oil - exports: 1.42 million bbl/day (2005 est.)
Oil - proved reserves: 112.5 billion bbl (2005 est.)

They are exporting and have proved reserves.

Murtha: “What I see is not enough electricity, only 10 hours a day.”

FACT:
Electricity - production: 31.7 billion kWh (2005)
Electricity - consumption: 33.3 billion kWh (2005)
Electricity - exports: 0 kWh (2005)
Electricity - imports: 2.02 billion kWh (2005)

With all the TVs, refrigerators, washing machines etc. that have been purchased lately, they are not doing too bad.


However, what has this to do with the lawsuit? Idiot!

44 posted on 08/02/2006 9:56:58 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: AmishDude

air strike from Okinawa? LOL


45 posted on 08/02/2006 9:59:12 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: All; Coop
Don't listen to her. My ping list is WAY cooler!

WELL, I give FREE SMOKES to my new registrants! ;*)

46 posted on 08/02/2006 10:00:49 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: PleaDeal

LOL!


47 posted on 08/02/2006 10:01:42 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: bmwcyle

One of my favorites!


48 posted on 08/02/2006 10:02:17 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: mak5

Right. Many states passed legislation or court ruls that forbade statement a hyped up amount, but inform the court the damages exceed, i.e. are in "excess of $XXX" (a certain level).


49 posted on 08/02/2006 10:02:25 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: mak5
What coverup?

IIRC, the alleged coverup charge has already been dropped.

50 posted on 08/02/2006 10:03:54 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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