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Breaking : Rep. John Murtha, Iraq war critic, dies at 77
Breitbart ^ | February 07, 2010 | Breitbart

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 111th; alreadyposted; arlingtonva; exmarine; marine; murtha
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1 posted on 02/08/2010 12:08:53 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; traderrob6; OL Hickory; socialismisinsidious; trlambsr; Altera; ...

Ping


2 posted on 02/08/2010 12:09:15 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Can’t crap on the country anymore!


3 posted on 02/08/2010 12:10:23 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: knarf

Ping


4 posted on 02/08/2010 12:10:36 PM PST by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: RobinMasters

No tears here!


5 posted on 02/08/2010 12:10:38 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: RobinMasters; All

6 posted on 02/08/2010 12:10:41 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: RobinMasters

God will be asking some tough question of him about now.


7 posted on 02/08/2010 12:10:44 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples' money" Lady Thatcher)
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To: RobinMasters

Wow, the posts here are sparse. I guess if you have nothing good to say about anybody after they died...


8 posted on 02/08/2010 12:11:07 PM PST by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: RobinMasters

There is a God...


9 posted on 02/08/2010 12:11:10 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: musicman

Pray that he had made peace with God.


10 posted on 02/08/2010 12:11:39 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: RobinMasters

Will Diane Ivey run again ???


11 posted on 02/08/2010 12:11:59 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: RobinMasters

To all MARINES . . .

At Ease !!!!!


12 posted on 02/08/2010 12:12:06 PM PST by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: RobinMasters

There are two other threads on this already.


13 posted on 02/08/2010 12:12:07 PM PST by American Quilter (In mourning over Pete Carroll's defection to the Seahawks. USC Trojans--fight on!)
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To: RobinMasters

Hopefully PA does a special election not a Governor appointment.


14 posted on 02/08/2010 12:12:28 PM PST by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: RobinMasters

And he never apologized to those honorable men he besmirched.


15 posted on 02/08/2010 12:12:34 PM PST by Jemian
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To: Tennessee Nana

Open Casket, OPEN SEAT!


16 posted on 02/08/2010 12:12:34 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: outhousepatrol

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.


17 posted on 02/08/2010 12:12:35 PM PST by Hildy
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To: RobinMasters

May he rot in hell for an eternity.


18 posted on 02/08/2010 12:12:49 PM PST by wheninthecourse
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To: RobinMasters

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...?


19 posted on 02/08/2010 12:12:56 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: RobinMasters

Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:


20 posted on 02/08/2010 12:13:00 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: RobinMasters

Thanks for your service to our country John


21 posted on 02/08/2010 12:13:08 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................Thanks, Susan!)
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To: RobinMasters

Guess we won’t be needing that airport anymore....


22 posted on 02/08/2010 12:13:37 PM PST by LizzyD
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To: TypeZoNegative
An article on this was already posted. Link below.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2446940/posts

23 posted on 02/08/2010 12:13:41 PM PST by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: RobinMasters

Well, he’s a corpseman, now....


24 posted on 02/08/2010 12:13:50 PM PST by tanuki (The only color of a leader that should matter is the color of his spine.)
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To: Mr. K
They will probably have a special election.

House members are not appointed.

25 posted on 02/08/2010 12:14:17 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: American Quilter

Two ain’t enough.


26 posted on 02/08/2010 12:14:29 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: RobinMasters

No comment


27 posted on 02/08/2010 12:14:37 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: RobinMasters

So young...


28 posted on 02/08/2010 12:14:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: All

29 posted on 02/08/2010 12:15:03 PM PST by KarinG1 (They should put the terror watch list online so we'd know who to drag out and feed to the gators.)
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To: RobinMasters

One shouldn’t speak ill of the dead. So I won’t.


30 posted on 02/08/2010 12:15:06 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: RobinMasters; xsmommy

No comment


31 posted on 02/08/2010 12:15:11 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I support Coach Mike Leach and think Gerald Meyers should be run out of Lubbock!)
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To: RobinMasters
I just loved his film debut in ABSCAM...

...thought he had a great screen presence. I haven't been impressed with much of his later work, though.

32 posted on 02/08/2010 12:15:19 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: wheninthecourse

really, let’s not be like democraps....

if you cant say some thing nice... dont say anything, expecially something so horrible


33 posted on 02/08/2010 12:15:20 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: TypeZoNegative
Wow, the posts here are sparse.

They're over here.
34 posted on 02/08/2010 12:15:28 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: tanuki

I feel guilty but I had to laugh at your post.


35 posted on 02/08/2010 12:15:34 PM PST by altura
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To: RobinMasters
You can bet that the commie 'RATS have already gone to work looking for a way to exploit Murtha's passing. "He'd still be alive if we had ObamaCare". "His dying wish was to pass Cap'n Tax". "He was planning on working, very hard, to bring the illegal aliens out of the shadows as soon as he got Obamacare passed."

It's coming. Watch for it! Another big opportunity that can't be allowed to go to waste.

36 posted on 02/08/2010 12:15:40 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: RobinMasters

He should be very glad all of those fine young men he trashed in Iraq did not get to him first.


37 posted on 02/08/2010 12:16:06 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: RobinMasters

Rest In Peace, Mr. Murtha.


38 posted on 02/08/2010 12:16:14 PM PST by Chong (Tea Party 2009. We are not gonna take it No Mo')
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To: RobinMasters

I now join the millions standing in line to piss on his grave.


39 posted on 02/08/2010 12:16:50 PM PST by Lexington Green (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: tanuki
Well, he’s a corpseman, now....

WINNER!!!
40 posted on 02/08/2010 12:16:59 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Chong

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.


41 posted on 02/08/2010 12:17:39 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I am light skinned and don't speak with a dialect. Can I be President?)
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To: outhousepatrol

Everybody, SING! That old rat theme song. “Happy Days Are Here Again”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAALb9sd_gg


42 posted on 02/08/2010 12:18:12 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: RobinMasters

“He was a slimeball when he was alive, and he’s a slimeball now that he’s dead.”

Jerry Doyle - Feb. 8, 2010


43 posted on 02/08/2010 12:18:35 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: RobinMasters

I really want to say something nice, but this guy was such an asshole...


44 posted on 02/08/2010 12:19:29 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: Vermont Lt

That’s class. Thanks, old timer.


45 posted on 02/08/2010 12:20:03 PM PST by Chong (Tea Party 2009. We are not gonna take it No Mo')
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To: reagan_fanatic

God Bless his family.

We must be better than the idiot Democrats, right ?


46 posted on 02/08/2010 12:20:35 PM PST by Gillmeister
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To: RobinMasters

Hopefully that means an end to the non-stop flow of our wasted taxpayer dollars to his district!


47 posted on 02/08/2010 12:21:01 PM PST by Londo Molari
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To: RobinMasters

At least he is no longer in with his left wing sister in the House.


48 posted on 02/08/2010 12:21:02 PM PST by YOUGOTIT (The Royal 100 Club is Acting the Same as the Roman Senate When the Republic Collapsed)
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To: RobinMasters
May he rest in peace.

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?

49 posted on 02/08/2010 12:21:22 PM PST by kennedy (I am a Kennedy. Where do I go to claim my Senate seat?)
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To: RobinMasters

Good. BIH


50 posted on 02/08/2010 12:21:40 PM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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