John Murtha, the closest thing the Democrats have to a military expert (I noted two years ago that as dumb as he is, Murtha's still the best Democrat military mind), once again makes me wonder how this fat, disloyal, politically opportunistic loudmouth can claim to be a Marine (or to even claim a military background). Marines who served with Murtha in Vietnam have questioned his Purple Heart awards for decades, and noted that his military record has improved over time.
He and Democrats don’t believe in giving military accused the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law. Apparently they reserve that for unlawful combatants and fugitives like Marc Rich (who donated lavishly to Democrats’ campaigns and the Clinton Library), but not for the men and women serving our country. (As I noted two years and one week ago, Haditha Marines are Innocent)
Democrats give unlawful combatants captured with weapons while attacking Americans the presumption of innocence and the right to protection under the Geneva Conventions (which unlawful combatants don’t subscribe to or follow), but don’t give the same to United States military members placed in harm's way and operating under lawful orders and rules of engagement.
Soon Murtha will be challenged by another Marine, Lt. Colonel Jeffrey Chessani. Murtha said that Marines at Haditha, had killed civilians “in cold blood.” However, all charges against Lt. Col. Chessani have been dismissed, and the other Marines charged have been exonerated. Now Lt. Col. Chessani is preparing to sue Murtha for his intemperate words and rush to judgment.
It is also painfully obvious that the charges against the Marines at Haditha were politically motivated, and that the Main Stream Media were complicit in smearing the Marines. Fortunately for the Marines involved, a video recording had been made of the firefight at Haditha, and it clearly showed that the Marines had come under attack and were responding to insurgents (terrorists), who used civilians for cover (in clear violation of the Geneva Conventions, which mean diddley squat to terrorists because they are not, nor can they ever be, a party to the Geneva Conventions).
However, with Democrat tools like Murtha at their backs, Marines get ambushed in Iraq, and then in the halls of Congress.
When asked if he was going to apologize to the Marines, Murtha answered: "The trial's not over."
Yes it is, and if you had any sense of justice and honor, you would apologize, Congressman Murtha.
But if you had any sense of justice and honor, you would never have slandered these Marines before they had a chance to tell their side of the story.
John Murtha, you make a sad-sack Marine, but you're a perfect fit for a Democrat.