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John Murtha dare not cut and run from Haditha
9/11 Families for America ^ | July 25, 2007 | Tim Sumner

Posted on 07/26/2007 10:46:34 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim

I visited John Murtha's Congressional district office in Johnstown yesterday and delivered these emails, as promised, with Darryl Sharrett's on top of the stack.

For the benefit of anyone new to this thread:

On May 17, 2006, Congressman Murtha said Marines had, "killed innocent civilians in cold blood," in Haditha, Iraq.

Darryl Sharratt lives in the district that Congressman Murtha represents.

Mr. Sharratt's son, Marine Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt, is under investigation for the November 19, 2005, deaths of civilians in Haditha.

The investigating officer has strong recommended that the charges against LCpl Sharratt be dismissed.

On July 10, 2007, Congressman Murtha's office stated that, “Congressman Murtha doesn’t have a statement because the investigation is still ongoing.”

I went to Congressman Murtha's office yesterday to inquire, not to protest.

While his greeting was professionally friendly, the eyes of man at the reception desk slightly narrowed as I stated my purpose. He could not comment, took the emails, and disappeared for ten minutes beyond a closed door.

The man he returned with was courteous and our 30-minute conversation was conducted in a civil tone throughout. He mostly listened and reinterated Congressman Murtha's position: the "killed innocent civilians in cold blood" comment was often taken out of context and the stress our troops were under contributed to the deaths of civilians.

If I had spoken with Congressman Murtha directly, I would have asked him to describe the honor he felt last year when he publicly prejudged United States Marines as cold blooded murderers, long before the investigation was complete, and in light of the investigating officer's recommendation to dismiss LCpl Sharratt's charges.

His senior aide never said it yet I left believing that Congressman Murtha's silence now, his refusal to comment this year about an ongoing investigation is a rock and a hard place, an untenable political position of his own choosing. He can never apologize.

We are beginning to learn that some or perhaps all of the Haditha Marines were engaged with the enemy or perceived threats. They could not cut and run. Their oath, training, and rules demanded that they engage and stay in the fight. (You can learn more here, at the War Chronicle.)

John Murtha, the civilian politician, is up for reelection next year. I believe that if he breaks political "cover," if he fails to act "bravely" and hold his position, he thinks he will be caught out in the open during a primary or the general election next year. The only "honorable" thing to do, in John Murtha's mind, is to dig in, fight and win, or die a politcal death in place.

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Related previous posts:

July 23, 2007: Haditha Marine Father has a Conversation with John Murtha

July 22, 2007: Officer’s case dismissal recommendation for Haditha Marine: NY Times misleads

July 18, 2007: Father of slandered Marine emails Congressman Murtha

July 16, 2007: A presumption of innocence: I’ll deliver your email to suddenly silent John Murtha

July 13, 2007: Marine’s Parents Want Murtha Censured for Haditha Remarks

July 12, 2007: Congressman John Murtha should apologize or resign, or both



TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: abscam; goe; haditha; murtha; murthawatch; sharratt
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1 posted on 07/26/2007 10:46:39 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim
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To: Sergeant Tim

Great job Sarge.


2 posted on 07/26/2007 10:47:51 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: Repub4bush; rightinthemiddle; andyk; tiredoflaundry; sono; RasterMaster; markedmannerf; ...

Ping!


3 posted on 07/26/2007 10:48:27 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: freema; smoothsailing

Ping


4 posted on 07/26/2007 10:57:25 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Murtha, himself an ex-Marine, should have a special place in the hearts of all Marines. Nothing hurts as bad as a former Marine lying about his fellow Marines. That’s lower than whale poop.


5 posted on 07/26/2007 11:02:03 AM PDT by caisson71
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To: Sergeant Tim

Maybe this time the voters in PA-12 District will vote this Jerk out of office!!!!!...


6 posted on 07/26/2007 11:03:09 AM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Vet===Fairness Doctrine for TV First!!!!!.....I'Am With Fred)
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To: caisson71
Murtha is senile ,on dope, a drunk, or flat out stupid. Seems like stupid politicians always win in the northern states.
Murtha is a dirty crack that should have been wiped clean long ago and flushed into the sewer.
7 posted on 07/26/2007 11:31:58 AM PDT by Tannerone (FEED ALL TERRORIST LIVE AND OTHERWISE TO STARVED HOGS)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Thank you for your service...and the report!


8 posted on 07/26/2007 11:34:40 AM PDT by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Long Island Pete; darrylsharratt

BTTT for your thread.....


9 posted on 07/26/2007 11:36:08 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Did Dennis Kucinich always look like that or did he have to submit to a series of shots? [firehat])
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To: GitmoSailor
Maybe this time the voters in PA-12 District will vote this Jerk out of office!!!!!...

He brings home the bacon to his district. As long as the money is coming in most in his district don't care -- witness last election. Unfortunately, a live boy or a dead girl are the only things other than the death of the senator to get him out of office. (hell yes I am cynical)
10 posted on 07/26/2007 11:41:04 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (O Lord, destroy Islam by converting the Muslims to Christianity.)
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To: Sergeant Tim
Thanks for the heads up, Sarge!

Check here for a letter to the editor today in the Washington Observer-Reporter.

11 posted on 07/26/2007 11:43:08 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: RedRover

Over here


12 posted on 07/26/2007 11:44:20 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tannerone

That’s the nicest think anyone has said about him lately....


13 posted on 07/26/2007 11:49:54 AM PDT by caisson71
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To: smoothsailing; Sergeant Tim
Taken out of context???

Thanks, SergeantTim, for delivering the message!

14 posted on 07/26/2007 12:07:55 PM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Sergeant Tim
Well done, Sergeant Tim.

Thanks for the great support of our troops and for holding Murtha's feet to the fire.

15 posted on 07/26/2007 12:49:14 PM PDT by FOXFANVOX (God Bless Tony Snow!)
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To: Sergeant Tim; RedRover; jude24; P-Marlowe; Girlene; Brian Rooney
On July 10, 2007, Congressman Murtha's office stated that, “Congressman Murtha doesn’t have a statement because the investigation is still ongoing.”

A very logical way to read this is that someone has warned Murtha that there's a real possibility of command influence in this case if he doesn't shut up.

I would say that we're already there.

16 posted on 07/26/2007 12:55:16 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain And Proud of It! Those who support the troops will pray for them to WIN!)
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To: caisson71
Murtha, himself an ex-Marine, should have a special place in the hearts of all Marines. Nothing hurts as bad as a former Marine lying about his fellow Marines. That’s lower than whale poop.

I believe this is all part of an effort by the Leftists to discourage military service. How many Marines will want to reenlist after seeing this betrayal. I know many will still choose to serve but who can blame those that leave?

17 posted on 07/26/2007 1:01:21 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Sergeant Tim
"killed innocent civilians in cold blood" comment was often taken out of context"

Please show me a single "context" in which this could have any meaning other than the obvious import of the words used.

18 posted on 07/26/2007 1:04:34 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: Sergeant Tim

bump


19 posted on 07/26/2007 1:25:23 PM PDT by free_life
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To: Sergeant Tim

Outstanding Sarge.


20 posted on 07/26/2007 1:29:36 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Jane Doe and I carry. Dems hate Bush as much as they love terrorists. Thanks jackv)
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To: caisson71
Quote:
"Murtha, himself an ex-Marine, should have a special place in the hearts of all Marines"
Exactly Hanging from a tree in front of Lejeune Hall aboard CLNC.
21 posted on 07/26/2007 1:33:10 PM PDT by the right reverend
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To: the right reverend

As an ex-Army guy, I was thinking of something like that, at least, from my brothers on the Corps.


22 posted on 07/26/2007 2:42:25 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: Sergeant Tim

Thank you Sgt. Tim, for your service AND your continued patriotism! Sounds like he hid with his tail between his legs. They must all use the same handbook, it’s always “taken out of context”.


23 posted on 07/26/2007 3:14:30 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Thompson/Hunter 08)
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To: joebuck
"killed innocent civilians in cold blood" comment was often taken out of context" -- Please show me a single "context" in which this could have any meaning other than the obvious import of the words used.
That was his aide's party line blah blah blah.
24 posted on 07/26/2007 4:14:40 PM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: Sergeant Tim; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; ...
...die a politcal death in place.

THIS IS MY PICK!

25 posted on 07/26/2007 4:27:30 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, NIECE)
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To: freema; Sergeant Tim
THIS IS MY PICK!

Hey, we still want his buttons so we can throw them in his face!

26 posted on 07/26/2007 4:41:20 PM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sergeant Tim
Murtha is one of the few people on the planet I hate. He is a sniveling coward who lusts for political power and monetary gain and it doesn’t matter to him how low he must go or who or what he must tarnish to get it. He should be in prison for ABSCAM, not in the Congress. I don’t care what payola he has brought home, the Pa. democrats who voted for him are idiots who should never vote again. He is easily one of the most corrupt politicians in D.C. and that is saying a lot. I very much regret that Irey didn’t win in the last election. I gave all I could afford.
27 posted on 07/26/2007 5:26:41 PM PDT by GBA (God Bless America!)
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To: Sergeant Tim

A salute to you, Sarge. Well done!

Murtha is a Kerry type false hero—his Vietnam era medals are suspect.

It would be fitting if he could be exposed as the corrupt fraud that he is.

More people have to keep this in front of the media. He needs to be hoisted on his own petard. Let’s see if he can take it like he dishes it out.


28 posted on 07/26/2007 5:37:26 PM PDT by exit82 (I have a gut feeling: Michael Chertoff is a jerk.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Murtha only has one honorable course...... Eat a pistol.


29 posted on 07/26/2007 5:48:55 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Happiness is a down sleeping bag)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Thank you, Sargeant! Well done!


30 posted on 07/26/2007 5:56:52 PM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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To: RedRover
Taken out of context???

He is an opportunist and a liar. He makes me gag.

31 posted on 07/26/2007 6:05:23 PM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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To: Shelayne
Sargeant=Sergeant. Grrr.
32 posted on 07/26/2007 6:07:43 PM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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To: smoothsailing

Yeah, that first!


33 posted on 07/26/2007 6:32:35 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, NIECE)
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To: Sergeant Tim

No...
He’ll be utterly silent, and his allies in the MEdia will make sure the truth never sees the light of day.

The damage of the propoganda has served it’s purpose, and this will now be dropped in the Orwellian Memory Hole that is today’s media.


34 posted on 07/26/2007 6:36:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE Democrat! You'll look GREAT in Burqa!)
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To: freema
Good! First things first.
35 posted on 07/26/2007 6:44:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sergeant Tim
I found this thread amazing....New revelations!: The Case Against the Haditha Defendants is Coming Unglued
36 posted on 07/26/2007 6:44:18 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: tcrlaf
That attitude is not helpful. Consider a re-think.
37 posted on 07/26/2007 6:47:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sergeant Tim
"That was his aide's party line blah blah blah."

Yeah, that's what I figured. If I came across as snippy it was at the aide's comment, not you. You hear it all the time when there is really no other context which would be conceivable for the words used - It must be excuse #3 in the "Liar's Handbook"..

38 posted on 07/26/2007 6:50:05 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: Sergeant Tim

The pedophile flat earth cult thanks John Murtha for his submission and obvious corruption.


39 posted on 07/26/2007 8:33:22 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: RedRover; jazusamo
Murtha's missing earmark (video)
40 posted on 07/28/2007 3:45:51 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: RedRover; jazusamo; freema
Murtha's meme (video)
41 posted on 07/28/2007 6:42:22 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sergeant Tim

HOORAY Sergeant Tim! America’s finest vs. America’s worst. Truth vs. Lie. Freedom vs. Slavery. WOOOHOOO!

Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!


42 posted on 07/28/2007 6:48:27 AM PDT by PGalt (Hooray Sergeant Tim! Hooray Sergeant Tim! Hooray Sergeant Tim!)
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To: Sergeant Tim; smoothsailing

Thanks for taking action, Sergeant Tim, great job!

Both videos are excellent, Smooth. They should be shown in the US House of Representatives.


43 posted on 07/28/2007 7:32:38 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: smoothsailing; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; ...
SHOW AND TELL!
POSTS #40 AND #41
MUST SEE VIDEO LINKS

44 posted on 07/28/2007 8:00:49 AM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, NIECE)
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To: smoothsailing

Great links! Thanks. Hooray Mary & Katie! (that’ll leave a mark on Murtha’s ear) Outstanding!


45 posted on 07/28/2007 8:18:42 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: jazusamo; freema; PGalt
In the missing earmark video, the guy sitting behind the desk smoking the cigarette said it all. There he was, stacks of files and papers,floor to wall,saying how great for business murtha earmarks were!

Ha!

He looked and sounded like a thug out of an old mob movie.My guess is he has an official title,"Custodian of the Murtha Earmark Vault".

46 posted on 07/28/2007 8:25:35 AM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: smoothsailing

:) It was classic.


47 posted on 07/28/2007 8:27:23 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks, smooth! Outstanding!


48 posted on 07/28/2007 8:54:25 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: smoothsailing

Yes, he was the typical sterotype of the good ole boy corrupt politician, typical murtha machine product. lol

The lady that had to get the gals name for the fourth time also looked like she wanted to be somewhere else, really comical.


49 posted on 07/28/2007 8:56:56 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: smoothsailing

50 posted on 07/28/2007 10:35:18 AM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, NIECE)
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