Skip to comments.Russell Comes Out Swinging Against Murtha
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."
"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.
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And here’s that powerful TV ad, using Murtha’s own disgusting words against him, for anyone who has not yet seen it:
I haven’t seen any polling out of this district.
Does anyone have an idea as to where Russell stands in his race?
He's an underdog who has already raised $2 million running against an incumbent who publicly smeared 8 Marines, seven of whom have been cleared of wrongdoing. And the ex-Marine still has yet to apologize.
Go, Bill! I couldn’t afford to send much, but I sent what I could.
Murtha is a DISGRACE and must be replaced!
Excellent ad and I too would like to know if there is any polling in this race.
That part of the ad with Murtha saying that these incidents must be brought out because if the Marines are not brought to justice then other Marines will feel it’s OK to do the same thing. What slander to the Marine Corps!
Murtha is a disgusting scumbag and I wish him the worst.
I sent a small contribution. Russell is one of only a handful of candidates I have given to this year.
Will he and the dirtbag debate? I would love to see that. Russell should refuse to shake his hand.
This race can only help McCain/Palin in the overall battle to take PA.
I agree. Kanjorski's in trouble in PA-11 (I think, it encompasses Scranton). If McCain and/or Palin could swing through and appear with Russell and Barletta (Kanjorski's opponent) it would undoubtedly fire up the troops and increase GOP turnout in PA, as well as increase each Congressional Pubbie's name recognition, and help them raise funds.
But I recognize that McCain/Palin have tons of requests and only so many hours/days remaining.
Yes we really need to support a man like this. Grassroot support to dump Sen. Murtha (Moutha) and reatain or gain seats against the Dimwits!.
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That is a great ad. I sent Russell a donation several months ago when I’d given up on McCain and was only supporting conservative down-ticket candidates wherever they were (Russell, West, Mandel, etc.) Good to see my money is being used well! How’s he doing in the polls?
Has there been any polling on this Russell-Murtha race?
HA HA! Down with Murtha!
Go Bill go! I gave donations to both Russell and West, I would love to know how they are doing in the polls!