Skip to comments.Remember SSgt Frank D. Wuterich: The last Haditha Marine goes on trial
Posted on 01/02/2012 8:09:17 AM PST by Lakeshark
Eight Marines were charged. Seven have been cleared as the facts have been revealed. Now one more trial remains. Defend Our Marines
Welcome to 2012. The headlines will be awash in presidential politics this week, but I want to make sure you take note of the trial of SSgt Frank D. Wuterich set to open Wednesday. Hes the last of the Marines charged in connection to an alleged massacre of Iraqi civilians in the village of Haditha in 2005. The late corruptocrat John Murtha and the New York Slimes convicted and hanged the Marines in 2006 over the case before a single formal charge had been filed. Murtha slandered the troops before the world, declaring that Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood. Then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama unabashedly backed Murthas smears. NYTimes reporter Paul von Zielbauer initially filed over 30 stories on the case, which the paper had hyped as the defining atrocity of the Iraq war.
And then: One by one over the last six years, the Marines were exonerated.
(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...
Ping for you, I think you’d appreciate this article.
It wasn’t just the “Murtha inspired democrats” and it wasn’t just Haditha.
It is in my head every day.
Every last democrat stood up and cheered as the slimbeball ex marine Murtha feigned his outrage. They knew he was scoring points with his diatribe, the man should have been tarred and feathered, instead he got stuff named after him.......
The republicans might have defended these guys a little more robustly, though.
And you’re right, it wasn’t just Haditha.
I am sure he will get off. The others have so I see no reason for him being found guilty. I am not worried one bit.
I think you’d appreciate this article.
Thanks go to Michelle Malkin for writing this and to Defend Our Marines for much of the content.
I for one will NEVER FORGET what Murtha did with his blatant lies about our heroes, AND how all the treasonous DEMS praised Murtha as he trashed our military!
God Bless our Military!
They are all in my heart and prayers.
And the only good thing about Murtha is he is dead.
I’ll never forget.
I do have a question to PA Freepers so sending out a Freeper ping here.
Please let me know if the citizens of PA get to use the airport our tax dollars paid for by way of Murtha. Last I heard, the airport could only be used by Murtha and his friends!
I hope you are right, but then again, he is the last one. He has to be clipped for something, just has to be, to pay for all the ill-placed hoopla up to this point.
I can’t hope anyone is sent to hell, But I do KNOW, IF he gave his heart to the Lord before he died, he will see all his sins and “God will wipe his tears”
It may be said that a nations greatness may be measured by those it commemorates. America has honored those who, by consensus, are national heroes. A traditional way to recognize those heroes has been to name US Navy ships in their honor, viz., the USS Ronald Reagan, the USS George Washington, and the USS Richard E. Byrd. Scores more are named after Medal of Honor recipients, military leaders, and distinguished Americans from various walks of life.
That tradition has recently been trashed by the decision of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to christen a new APD (Transport Dock Ship) the USS John P. Murtha.
There could be no greater insult to the US military than to name a fighting vessel after one of the most corrupt, venal, and self-serving individuals ever to sit in the US Congress. Even the left-wing Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) identified Murtha, a disciple of Nancy Pelosi, as one of the five most corrupt members of Congress.
Murtha, who missed going to jail by the skin of his teeth in the Abscam scandal of 1980, is despised by the military community for, among other things, accusing US Marines involved in an incident in Iraq of [killing] innocent civilians in cold blood in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan.
Ironically, Murtha was a Reserve Colonel in the Corps, and even in that role he exhibited the self-serving attitude that characterized him in Congress. According to several Marines who served with him in Viet Nam, his Purple Hearts and his Bronze Star were highly questionable.
Naming a ship after the corrupt John Murtha is a slap in the those Navymen who will be assigned to the USS John P. Murtha. Recently, a retired US Navy captain of my acquaintance stated unequivocally that he would refuse command of any ship so named. It is unconscionable to put our sailors on a ship so desecrated.
Please pray for Sgt Wuterich and his family. Thank You
The Band of Mothers
AMEN! Obama was complicit to the smear after Murtha shot his mouth off and 0 would like everyone to forget that fact.