Skip to comments.MURTHA "LASHES OUT." AGAIN.
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.'
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.
Irey needs to keep up the heat on Fat Bastard.
I agree, it wouldn't just be the court humiliation but the discovery process. I would enjoy that whole long drawn out process.
It appears they switched the terms all through the article.
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.
Great isn't it?! ;*)
Hows 'bout HUNK!
Sounds good. Thanks.
Very good. Thanks.
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.
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)
That's Murtha on the left....................
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
And the children shall lead them! Diana needs to find this kid. I bet he would love her!!!
SHE IS HOT ////////////////
Thanks for the link BTS!
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