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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

JOHN "BIG BERTHA" MURTHA

"Rep. John Murtha, who last year called for the immediate pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq, [has] accused an entire Marine company of murdering 15 Iraqis 'in cold blood.' Mr. Murtha claims he received his information from sources inside the Pentagon, which is conducting an investigation into the Nov. 15 incident in the town of Haditha. That investigation is not yet completed, which makes Mr. Murtha's accusation not only irresponsible, but an egregious violation of ethical conduct by a sitting congressman. Mr. Murtha concedes that he has not read any part of the Pentagon's unfinished report. All he has are his 'sources.'... The incident in question occurred when a roadside bomb struck a Humvee carrying Marines from Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, killing Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas. What happened next is the subject of the Pentagon investigation, but 15 Iraqis were in fact killed... What's important to remember is that if the Marines did act outside the rules of combat, they will be tried by a military court martial—not by Jack Murtha, a former Marine who should know better. Which makes us wonder if there's an ulterior motive behind his indefensible comments: 'Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood,' he said. Mr. Murtha is actually accusing the Bush administration of murder, because of the 'pressure' it has put on U.S. troops... Mr. Murtha obviously has a problem with the Bush administration and the Iraq war. Fair enough. But he should leave the troops out of his vendetta." —The Washington Times

2 Comments:

  • Wow. It turned out that Murtha was right. Apparently the higher-ups in Iraq participated after the fact, because at first the incident was covered up.

    How will you apologize to Jack Murtha, a 37-year career Marine officer and highly decorated combat veteran, for impugning his patriotism?

    Actually, don't bother. Those who support the war but refuse to enlist are not worthy to lick the sweat off Murtha's jock, and the apology would be as unimportant as the original insult. Murtha does not have to defend his lifetime of patriotic service to his country, especially to those who have never worn a uniform.

    By Blogger Repack Rider, at 1:03 AM  

  • It is not worthy of my time to even respond to your comments, Repack.

    You lack understanding.

    Not only that, but your attempt to insult me does not speak well of you and is meaningless to me. That is what you and others of your ilk do. Personal attacks without being able to carry on intelleigent discussion.

    I visited your "preface" to your blog. And while reading the "preface", it occurred to me that their was a song written about you. You were probably not aware of that. It was titled, "You're So Vain".

    I didn't bother reading your blog for I cannot imagine that their would be anything worth my while and would be a complete waste of my time.

    Take a hike. 'Nuff said.

    By Blogger HeavyHanded, at 9:48 AM  

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