Skip to comments.HADITHA MARINE FATHER-A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN MURTHA
Posted on 07/22/2007 7:22:16 PM PDT by darrylsharratt
Haditha Marine Dad speaks to John Murtha
Throughout this Haditha investigation our family has believed in the innocence of our son L/Cpl Justin Sharratt- we knew he was innocent. There are things I do not understand and I would like to find the answers. We do not seek revenge, but we would like to see justice. In a conversation with Congressman John Murtha, my questions still remain unanswered. With the help of the American people, I hope to find justice.
On Wednesday morning, July 17th I spoke with Congressman John Murtha via telephone from his Washington, DC office. We had a courteous conversation. I knew what to expect from a career politician and Congressman Murtha did not disappoint. Mr. Murtha avoided answering the hard questions and I was unable to press him for the answers. I wanted the conversation to remain amicable and decided to let him speak and avoid a heated confrontation.
At no time during the dialogue would Mr. Murtha acknowledge the impending exoneration of my son. I pressed him to use the word exoneration but the best I could get was things seem to have gone well in your sons Article 32. The General is a fair man and I believe he will do the right thing. I replied, Lt. Col Paul Ware presented a strong recommendation for exoneration and we are anticipating Lt. Gen James Mattis following this recommendation.
Mr. Murtha asked me if I had served in the military. He recalled his visits with injured Marines, soldiers and sailors. He said he supports our troops and it is the war he does not condone. Mr Murtha believes combat operations in Iraq have put an enormous strain on our Armed Forces. The stress of combat situations has led our troops to kill innocent civilians. I pointed out to Mr. Murtha, Our Haditha Marines are innocent until proven guilty. It seems he is again denying our Marines their Constitutional rights of due process and the presumption of innocence. Mr. Murtha replied that we have a Marine(Mendoza) testifying that innocent women and children were killed in Haditha. I retorted that he is again believing the reports of the media and Mendoza was granted immunity for his lies. Mendoza has changed his testimony at least two times. NCIS may have threatened him with deportation and denial of US citizenship. This time I scolded him, I witnessed their(NCIS) conduct first hand in my sons Article 32.
I questioned Congressman Murtha as to his statements of 17 May 2006. On national television, in front of millions of Americans, he stated Marines killed innocent civilians in cold blood. I asked him why he denied these Marines their Constitutional rights of due process and the presumption of innocence. Again the Congressman used his experience to side step the answer. Mr. Murtha stated his intentions were to point out the stress our military was under in Iraq. He replied we would not win the hearts of the Iraqi people by killing women and children. I again snapped, Our Haditha Marines have not been convicted of killing innocents and are innocent until proven guilty.
I believe this conversation was the first step in obtaining justice for Our Haditha Marines. I did not expect Mr. Murtha to admit to or apologize for any wrongdoing in his role to railroad my son and his Marine comrades. The American people now know that his unfounded and untruthful allegations were used to further his political agenda. It is my intention to ask the Congress of the United States to censure Representative John Murtha and hold hearings to explain his conduct in respect to the Haditha incident. I will ask the American people to question his blatant disregard for the Constitutional rights of Our Haditha Marines. I will campaign to the voters of Pa Congressional District 12 to oust Representative Murtha from his elected office. The American people deserve better, we must demand better representation from our elected officials.
Proud American, Proud father of L/Cpl Justin L. Sharratt
Godspeed to you in all respects, sir.
Thats because in a meeting like this, he doesnt have the DNC answering your questions for him. Without his DNC approved script, he doesnt have a clue as to what to say.
You certainly have our full support. Let us know if we can help. Murtha is a cancer that needs to be removed.
I am weeping for you and your son. God bless you.
God Bless you sir. We stand behind your brave son here!
Your bravery in doing this is appreciated by all of us.
Your bravery in doing this is appreciated by all of us.
Sounds like you did well Darryl. The fact that you could keep your composure while speaking to this traitor is probably more than most of us could do. It’s good that you kept your expectations low so as not to be disappointed.
God bless, Darryl. I know I don’t have to tell you to keep the faith.
Anti-war nuts will try anything to surrender our efforts, even join in on kook conspiracies.
Your son is a Hero and John Murtha is not fit to spit shine his boots.
G-d Bless you Sir, and your son, and all of our Military.
making sure you get the ping
Thanks for posting. America’s finest meet America’s worst.
“..believing the reports of the media”
Ya know...I wonder if there can be “journalistic malpractice” ...whereby those damaged by the active perversion of factual content(negligence of the truth) by a reporter or news organization may have a claim...
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