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Murtha To Snag Honor For Speaking Out On Iraq War
The Associated Press ^ | 5/21/06

Posted on 05/21/2006 2:01:40 PM PDT by Blackirish

(AP) WASHINGTON The first Vietnam veteran elected to Congress, US Representative John Murtha took pride in politicking quietly, behind the scenes, with Republicans and fellow Democrats alike.

But Washington has become more deeply partisan since Murtha was swept into office more than 30 years ago. And so has Murtha, in a\ very public way.

On Monday, Murtha is to be awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in Boston for his bold pronouncement that U.S. troops should be pulled out of Iraq.

It's a statement many say helped change the public debate over the war, because of Murtha's past as a Democratic hawk and retired Marine reserves colonel who enjoyed easy access to presidents.

Murtha says he should have voiced his concerns about Iraq sooner.


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KEYWORDS: 109th; award; boston; coward; cutandrun; enemyally; leftisthero; murtha; scumbag; terrorsupporter; thealqaidawithin; traitor; whore
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To: Coop

Got some names/emails for the papers that cover that area?


51 posted on 05/21/2006 3:28:02 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: Coop

I attempted to E-mail Murtha a few days ago to remind him of what a disgrace he is, but I couldn't figure his addy out.

Call me lame, I got hung up on his site trying to do an end around his zip code requirement for mailing.

I spent my usual ADD 20 seconds on searching before I gave up.


52 posted on 05/21/2006 3:36:07 PM PDT by Radix (Why do they call them Morons when they don't know so much? Shouldn't they be called Lessons?)
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To: Blackirish

Receiving an honor after calling our marines cold-blooded killers. Wonderful. /sarc


53 posted on 05/21/2006 3:37:17 PM PDT by imskylark
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To: Ed_in_NJ

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review at pittsburghlive.com.


54 posted on 05/21/2006 3:37:44 PM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: SHOOT THE MOON bat

JFK was talking about Communism in this quote. I wonder what political party JFK would belong to today. It certainly not be the dems.


55 posted on 05/21/2006 3:53:45 PM PDT by boop (Now Greg, you know I don't like that WORD!)
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To: Radix

Most Members of Congress consider e-mail for constituents only.

Anyway, his email is:
murtha@mail.house.gov





56 posted on 05/21/2006 3:53:52 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: do the dhue

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

This much we pledge--and more.
John F. Kennedy

"Dingy Sheehan, Mikhail Moore, Awec Bawin, Kohn Kerry, Al Franken, Honoi Jane, and Coward Dean."

Can you picture any of these democrats, or any of the dem leaders saying this today?


57 posted on 05/21/2006 3:57:37 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: conserv13
JFK is spinning in his grave.

I don't think so. After all, Profiles in Courage was ghostwritten for him. Rake that he was, Kennedy probably appreciates the irony from his vantage in Arlington Memorial Cemetery...

58 posted on 05/21/2006 4:00:18 PM PDT by rmgatto
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To: Recovering Hermit

Yes- it is..and Scoop Jackson is rolling in his grave...


59 posted on 05/21/2006 4:02:06 PM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: Coop
Thanks for the ping, and it will be a pleasure to contribute to the Irey campaign. Murtha needs to be defeated...he's disgraced his office, but more seriously, he has done harm to our nation and military men and women.
60 posted on 05/21/2006 4:02:13 PM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Can you picture any of these democrats, or any of the dem leaders saying this today?

The only Demorats I know would be Zell Miller and maybe Libberman. You would have to torture the rest to get them to say anything good about our country. Any volunteers? (No Abu Graib type like torture allowed. These people would enjoy it!)
61 posted on 05/21/2006 4:03:20 PM PDT by do the dhue (I hope y'all will help bail me out of jail after I dot Alan Colmes's eyes.)
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To: bnelson44
I tried to send him an email with that address Friday, and he is no longer using that one. He is now using this one: http://www.house.gov/murtha/write.shtml

The sad part about this is - he doesn't want to hear from anyone outside his district. This is a copy of his Web Form Email: Web Form Email Congressman Murtha -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Congressman John Murtha is always happy to hear from Constituents of the 12th District of Pennsylvania. You may contact him using this form: Prefix: Mr. Mrs. Ms. Mr. & Mrs. Dr.

First Name:

Last Name:

Email:

Zip Code: +4

If you are not a Constituent of the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania please click here to find your Congressman.

If you don't live in his district, I think your best bet is to telephone him. This is his number: 202-225-2065, and his fax no. is: 202-225-5709

62 posted on 05/21/2006 4:21:33 PM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: PeskyOne

You aren't going to convince him of anything. Best to just donate to the person running against him.


63 posted on 05/21/2006 4:22:48 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: AmericaUnited

That's not unusual. One year they gave it to the soldier that broke the Abu Ghrabib story. One would think there are many more soldiers that would deserve it.


64 posted on 05/21/2006 4:35:54 PM PDT by Patriot from Philly
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To: Radix
"I got hung up on his site trying to do an end around his zip code requirement for mailing." 159-01 -02 -03 -04 -05 -06 -55 -58 That should get you started. Go for it.
65 posted on 05/21/2006 6:19:19 PM PDT by Mrs. Ranger (lamenting the death of "common sense")
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To: Mrs. Ranger
I'm sorry to tell you that Murtha has closed his E-mail accounts, at least to me.

My E-mails keep coming back to me, unreceived.

Should I lie and pretend that I am a constituent of his in order to get this A$$holes attention?

That is not happening.

I'll let Murtha tell the lies.

Meanwhile my son's serve and this bastard sells wolf tickets on them and their Comrades in Arms.

What a despicable person he must really be.
66 posted on 05/21/2006 6:56:37 PM PDT by Radix (Why do they call them Morons when they don't know so much? Shouldn't they be called Lessons?)
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To: river rat

That's putting it mildly, if you ask me.


67 posted on 05/21/2006 7:15:44 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Radix

"I'm sorry to tell you that Murtha has closed his E-mail accounts, at least to me."

Probably to all. Not surprising since so many of us in his district have friends and family in the military. It's also not surprising that the local media has totally ignored(?)this story.

"Meanwhile my son's serve and this bastard sells wolf tickets on them and their Comrades in Arms."

I hear ya. Blue star mom of two, including one heading for Korea soon; military sister (bronze star in Iraq); and military Aunt.

"What a despicable person he must really be."

Frankly, I don't know what to tell you, except that I don't believe for a moment that he's committing political suicide of his own volition. Because of his rhetoric, he's facing his first serious opponent in years and she's got a mighty good chance of winning. OTOH, he ain't getting any younger, so maybe he's just losing it?


68 posted on 05/21/2006 10:07:27 PM PDT by Mrs. Ranger (lamenting the death of "common sense")
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To: PeskyOne; Mrs. Ranger
Thanks for the ping, and it will be a pleasure to contribute to the Irey campaign. Murtha needs to be defeated...he's disgraced his office, but more seriously, he has done harm to our nation and military men and women.

Well said. Would either of you like to be on the Irey/Murtha ping list?

69 posted on 05/22/2006 10:44:44 AM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: jazusamo

Murtha sickens me beyond belief. He is too ol,senile and corrupt to lead anymore. It is time to drydock and scrap him. I'm sending a donation to Irey and I live in VA.


70 posted on 05/22/2006 10:55:15 AM PDT by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: DarthVader

Thank you for taking a stand for Ms. Irey and our troops and against Jack Murtha!


71 posted on 05/22/2006 10:57:29 AM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: DarthVader
It is time to drydock and scrap him. I'm sending a donation to Irey and I live in VA.

Thanks much. There are many FReepers that are sick and tired of Murtha that have donated to Irey's campaign from all over the country.

72 posted on 05/22/2006 11:19:55 AM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: Coop

Thank you, I would love to be on the Irey/Murtha ping list!


73 posted on 05/22/2006 11:49:32 AM PDT by PeskyOne
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To: PeskyOne; Justanobody; freema

Done! Thanks


74 posted on 05/22/2006 11:55:08 AM PDT by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Coop; PeskyOne

Ditto!


75 posted on 05/22/2006 8:10:26 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! I *LOVE* my attitude problem. Beware the Enemedia!)
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