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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When he got sick, I posted that I would pray for him. I would pray that he found peace with himself and the Lord.
I would certainly hate to be in his celestial clogs this afternoon.
Everybody, SING! That old rat theme song. “Happy Days Are Here Again”
“He was a slimeball when he was alive, and he’s a slimeball now that he’s dead.”
Jerry Doyle - Feb. 8, 2010
I really want to say something nice, but this guy was such an asshole...
That’s class. Thanks, old timer.
God Bless his family.
We must be better than the idiot Democrats, right ?
Hopefully that means an end to the non-stop flow of our wasted taxpayer dollars to his district!
At least he is no longer in with his left wing sister in the House.
He served our nation as a United States Marine. What we may think of him as a politician is really irrelevant at this point. Let's keep the comments civil. No point in giving fodder to the left wing blogs.
So, how does his seat get filled? Does someone get appointed until November? If so, who does the appointing?
When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
Considering that the November Election is 10 months away it is a toss up wither the Governor will schedule a special election considering the cost and the lack of funds.
The Governor is with in his rights to do it that way.
LOL! Thread winner.
Yeah, I had second thoughts posting it, too.
We’ll see if the President eulogizes him this way in the days to come...
ping to breaking news.
He will now be joining Ded Kennedy (D-HELL) for alcohol free cocktails, brought on a platter by a beautiful lesbian woman with no money or influence...guess where they are?
“Will Diane Ivey run again ???”
You mean Diana Irey. Up until Scott Brown she was the only out of state candidate I ever sent money too. And if she decides to come back I will send money again.
WOO HOO! I haven’t celebrated a death this much since Ayatollah Khomeini died!
I got plenty to say about Murtha but since the post would be pulled by the moderators.. I’ll just drink a few beers tonight and smile.
Didnt she run opposite Murtha ???