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MURTHA "LASHES OUT." AGAIN.
Irey for Congress ^ | August 2, 2006 | Irey for Congress

Posted on 08/02/2006 2:54:15 PM PDT by Just A Nobody

MONONGAHELA, August 2) -- Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey -- responding to Jack Murtha's statement today that "I don't blame the staff sergeant for lashing out," in response to a law suit filed against Murtha by Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, claiming defamation -- today released the following statement:

"'I don't blame the staff sergeant for lashing out.'

"That's what Jack Murtha had to say today, responding to news that Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich has sued Murtha for defamation of character and libel.

"'Lashing out?' Filing a lawsuit for libel and defamation is not 'lashing out' -- it is using the legal system to protect one's good name.

"Leave it to Jack Murtha to libel a soldier and then call it 'lashing out' when the soldier responds in the appropriate manner.

"Jack Murtha was wrong when he said Frank Wuterich and the Marines under his command 'killed innocent civilians in cold blood' before the first Marine was charged, before the first court-martial was convened, before the first soldier was convicted.

"Jack Murtha wasn't there. Jack Murtha has no idea what happened there that day, other than what he has been told. But that didn't stop him from declaring as fact that American Marines had 'killed innocent civilians in cold blood' before the investigations were even complete.

"Shame on you, Jack Murtha. You should know better.

"Jack Murtha, of all people, should understand better than most the importance of letting the legal system work before rendering a judgment. If it hadn't been for the presumption of innocence until guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt, Jack Murtha's congressional career would have ended 26 years ago, when the FBI got him on tape first refusing a $50,000 bribe, and then saying, 'At this point, you know, we do business together for a while. Maybe I'll be interested and maybe I won't … 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.'


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bootmurth; dianairey; exmarine; firemurtha; haditha; irey; murtha; murthawatch; vets4irey; vetsforirey
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To: Coop
Your Newby comment does not hold any water because you have been on FR longer than me. Big deal. Look at John Murtha, he has been in Congress a long time, and we can all see what he is made of. Irey would be a Newby, so I guess she is not worthy to step into congress and Murtha should be held in higher regard because his tenure there?

Like I said, you Newby comment does not hold any water.
81 posted on 08/02/2006 6:08:18 PM PDT by jrooney ( Hold your cards close.)
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To: jazusamo

Hopefully he won't settle and this will be dragged through the courts for all to see what a despicable traitor and disgraceful piece of human garbage he is.


82 posted on 08/02/2006 6:09:24 PM PDT by AmeriBrit (Spreading the truth - Doing the job the MSM won't do!)
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To: dead
I see a request for a photo:

Irey needs to keep up the heat on Fat Bastard.

83 posted on 08/02/2006 6:12:44 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: AmeriBrit

I agree, it wouldn't just be the court humiliation but the discovery process. I would enjoy that whole long drawn out process.


84 posted on 08/02/2006 6:13:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: justiceseeker93

It appears they switched the terms all through the article.
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Marine Names Murtha in Defamation Suit (Article Title)

Later in the article:

Neal A. Puckett and Mark S. Zaid, suing for libel and invasion of privacy

Wuterich and the other members of his squad have not been charged and have not received any official investigative documentation

A Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation is expected to determine possible charges this summer, said officials familiar with the case.

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."

such defamation suits happen from time to time but that they tend not to go anywhere because of the constitutional protections members have. He said the most famous case was in 1979, when the Supreme Court ruled that Sen. William Proxmire (D-Wis.) was not protected when he made defamatory statements to constituents in a newsletter.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/01/AR2006080101345_pf.html


85 posted on 08/02/2006 6:13:32 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: Interesting Times
Irey isn't missing any opportunities to land body shots on Bloody John Murtha.

Great isn't it?! ;*)

86 posted on 08/02/2006 6:18:19 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: HighWheeler
It's a Man Law.

DISCRIMINATION!!!



Hows 'bout HUNK!

87 posted on 08/02/2006 6:20:05 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: freema
I see a request for a photo

Will this one do?

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88 posted on 08/02/2006 6:22:28 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: jazusamo
Let's see.....we have the Whistleblowers case coming up, and Peter Paul's case against the Clinton's, and now this one against motor mouth Murtha......this could be a very interesting winter for TV viewing.
89 posted on 08/02/2006 6:22:40 PM PDT by AmeriBrit (Spreading the truth - Doing the job the MSM won't do!)
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To: freema
Or perhaps you would prefer Judge al-Murthawi

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90 posted on 08/02/2006 6:26:51 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

Sounds good. Thanks.


91 posted on 08/02/2006 6:30:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Bring your press credentials to Qana, for the world's most convincing terrorist street theater.)
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To: HighWheeler

Very good. Thanks.


92 posted on 08/02/2006 6:31:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Bring your press credentials to Qana, for the world's most convincing terrorist street theater.)
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To: Just A Nobody
I am supporting Diana and hoping for the best. This POS needs to go.

That said, this is a tough area.

You could show a video of jack having relations with a crippled lamb and a video of Diana pulling the elderly from a burning building and they would still vote for the a$$hole.

93 posted on 08/02/2006 6:42:45 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Just A Nobody
Smart kid.

Hayden Malloy, 3, shies away from U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha, D-Pa., left, as he enters a campaign stop for Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell in Carrolltown, Pa. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006. A Marine Corps sergeant under investigation in connection with the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha is accusing Rep. John P. Murtha of defaming him in public comments about the case. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

94 posted on 08/02/2006 6:55:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: Just A Nobody
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Bergen

That's Murtha on the left....................

95 posted on 08/02/2006 7:03:31 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Iím over 60......... just like you... I canít hear you.")
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To: ChadGore
I love this lady!!!

Pittsburgh

96 posted on 08/02/2006 7:04:30 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Iím over 60......... just like you... I canít hear you.")
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To: Eagles6
LOL! Well, he has ticked off a lot of folks in the area. Go to DIANA! or Vets 4 IREY or Boot Murtha! or Censure Murtha and read comments and letters to the editor from the area.

Here is how the '04 election results looked in the 12th District. I think there is much to be encouraged by.

Part of Allegheny County Bush 42.1
Part of Armstrong County * Bush 60.9
Part of Cambria County * Bush 50.8
Part of Fayette County Bush 45.8
All of Greene County * Bush 50.0
Part of Indiana County * Bush 55.9
Part of Somerset County * Bush 64.7
Part of Washington County Bush 49.6
Part of Westmoreland County * Bush 56.0

97 posted on 08/02/2006 7:12:23 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: NormsRevenge
Smart kid. Hayden Malloy, 3, shies away from .....

And the children shall lead them! Diana needs to find this kid. I bet he would love her!!!

98 posted on 08/02/2006 7:14:23 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: ChadGore

SHE IS HOT ////////////////


99 posted on 08/02/2006 7:16:50 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Iím over 60......... just like you... I canít hear you.")
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To: beyond the sea
Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his best-known sidekick..............
Little Johnny al-Murthawi

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Thanks for the link BTS!

100 posted on 08/02/2006 7:20:07 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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