Skip to comments.Breaking : Rep. John Murtha, Iraq war critic, dies at 77
Posted on 02/08/2010 12:08:53 PM PST by RobinMasters
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - U.S. Rep. John Murtha, an influential critic of the Iraq War whose congressional career was shadowed by questions about his ethics, died Monday. He was 77. The Pennsylvania Democrat had been suffering complications from gallbladder surgery. He died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., spokesman Matthew Mazonkey said.
In 1974 Murtha, then an officer in the Marine Reserves, became the first Vietnam War combat veteran elected to Congress. One of Congress' most hawkish Democrats, he wielded considerable clout for two decades as the ranking Democrat on the House subcommittee that oversees Pentagon spending.
Murtha voted in 2002 to authorize President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq, but Murtha's growing frustration over the administration's handling of the war prompted him in November 2005 to call for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops.
"The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion," he said.
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Can’t crap on the country anymore!
No tears here!
God will be asking some tough question of him about now.
Wow, the posts here are sparse. I guess if you have nothing good to say about anybody after they died...
There is a God...
Pray that he had made peace with God.
Will Diane Ivey run again ???
To all MARINES . . .
At Ease !!!!!
There are two other threads on this already.
Hopefully PA does a special election not a Governor appointment.
And he never apologized to those honorable men he besmirched.
Open Casket, OPEN SEAT!
Let’s not be like them...RIP, Mr. Murtha..We thank you for your military Service to this Country. Although he lost his way later on, that can never be forgotten.
May he rot in hell for an eternity.
To democraps this will be all about missing another vote for health care...
OK so what’s the deal in PA? Replaced by appointment? Special election? what...?
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
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