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Russell Comes Out Swinging Against Murtha
KDKA ^ | 9/16/08 | Jon Delano

Posted on 09/17/2008 11:59:20 AM PDT by impeachedrapist

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Lt. Col. Bill Russell was in the Pentagon when it was attacked on September 11th.

"The office I was in was actually one floor up and about 150 feet from where the cockpit ended," says Russell.

That experience and his military service in Iraq shaped Russell's strong support for the Iraq war and his political challenge to long-time Democratic Congressman John Murtha.

"People can disagree about whether we should be there, but the fact of the matter is that we are there -- and we have no choice but to win and achieve victory," says the Republican candidate.

Facing off against Murtha -- the leading critic of the war -- in a congressional district that stretches across this region, Russell's television ads use Murtha's own words against certain American troops.

Russell's ads quote Murtha, saying of American troops, "They went into houses and killed children, women and children."

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"I believe he aided and abetted the enemy," says Russell.

Russell says Murtha's accusations against the Haditha Marines -- found untrue in all but one still unresolved case -- led to American deaths in Iraq.

(Excerpt) Read more at kdka.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: electioncongress; exmarine; haditha; murtha; pa2008; russell
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

BUMP!


41 posted on 09/18/2008 9:19:08 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo

And a bump


42 posted on 09/18/2008 5:53:18 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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To: impeachedrapist

I hope this works. I recall that in 2006, he was opposed by a strong GOP candidate and won by a wide margin.


43 posted on 09/18/2008 6:02:43 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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Irey was a feisty GOP candidate. But the PA GOP did absolutely nothing for her. (And to my knowledge that piece of crap Bob Gleason is doing nothing for Bill Russell this time around.) But Russell's fundraising is leaving Irey's in the dust. And this time around 7 of 8 Marines have been shown in court to have been unfairly accused by an unapologetic scumbag who seriously abused his power.

One more thing. From my vantage point Peg Luksik as Russell's campaign director/chief of staff (I apologize for not knowing her true title) puts Irey's director to shame.

44 posted on 09/18/2008 6:10:50 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (On Free Republic PBD [political bipolar disorder] rules!)
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