John Murtha Stole the Honor From 8 Innocent Marines – Join the Movement to ‘Stop Murtha Ship’

Earlier this week the 8th and final Haditha Marine was exonerated.
“Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich agreed to plead guilty Monday to one count of negligent dereliction of duty, ending his trial on manslaughter and related charges for his role in the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in 2005.”

The former Democratic representive smeared innocent men serving their country.
There was no “murder in cold blood.”

Cold-blooded John Murtha was wrong about the Haditha marines.
Barack Obama was wrong about Haditha, too.

Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani was found not guilty of all charges on June 16, 2008.
That made 7 of 8 Marines who had their charges dismissed.
This week the 8th and final Marine was found not guilty.

Photos via Defend Our Marines
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani became the 7th of 8 marines cleared of wrongdoing in the Haditha, Iraq killings in 2005. The final Haditha Marine to stand trial reached a plea deal this week ending his trial on manslaughter and related charges.

John Murtha took the honor from the 8 Haditha Marines.

Never forget…
Haditha Was Exploited To Increase Danger To The US, US Troops, And To Noncombatants

Now there is a movement to stop the US Navy from honoring this antiwar Democrat with a ship in his name.

No Murtha Ship! has been created by concerned Navy veterans and their supporters who believe that politicians like John Murtha should be indicted, not celebrated. We are led by Larry Bailey, a retired Navy Captain who spent 27 years as a Navy SEAL.

Larry announced the launch of No Murtha Ship this week after the 8th and final Haditha Marine was exonerated.

Folks, this is the official launch of our effort to convince the Secretary of the Navy that LPD-26, the ship that is to be launched next year, should be named after either a great American city (like her sister LPD, the USS San Antonio) or a true American hero.

Here is our brand-new website: Take a look. Scott Swett did a great job of putting it up, and Linda Eddy did a great job of designing our logo.

We intend to serve notice on Navy Secretary Ray Mabus that it is intolerable to name this fine vessel after John P. Murtha, arguably (and demonstrably) one of the most corrupt politicians ever to sit in Congress.

It should be made clear that we are not connected to any political party or movement; we just want our Navy’s ships to be named appropriately.

Pass the word, please, to your mailing lists. And tell recipients that any money raised over what our actual costs are (website management, advertisements, etc.) will be donated to a worthy military charity. Nobody is on salary, but contributions will be required to keep us up and running.

You will note that checks must be made out to “Larry Bailey/Sink Murtha.” That is because my bank (USAA Bank) would not allow me to open an account under an organizational name. We also have a PayPal account, as you’ll see on the website.

You have my permission to simply forward this e-mail. However you pass the word is all right with me; just get the message out there that we will not allow a corrupt congressman to be honored by the US Navy!

Many thanks to you all!

Larry Bailey

Hat Tip Marinka

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  • RedBeard

    I’m on board. Murtha should not be honored in this way, or in any other way. Disgraceful human being, and not just for his blatant lies and slander of the Marines. He made a career of being disreputable.

  • http://GatewayPundit Cutlers bad Thumb

    Can’t they just name one of the ships toilets after him.

  • MrGoodWench

    Hey lets name a ship after Nidal Hassan too !
    I mean why not ??

  • Peter Warner

    This is a great idea, and I hope it gains broad support. There are many Naval veterans who would like to see an earlier tradition of naming ships after battles, or states, returned to. Even the British tradition of using names like ‘Intrepid’ for warships would be welcome. Let’s get serious about our traditions, and stop treating our warships like political trinkets. It’s embarrassing.

    #2: That’s a great comment and a great idea. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone actually did that.

    Best regards, Peter Warner.

  • Militant Conservative

    Murtha was a politician first and never a patriot or

    A true marine. You have to love America for the

    Latter two.

  • Corsair

    All Veterans and family of veterans should go to the site now and sign the petition! There are just over 200 when I signed. Let’s see if we can’t be in the thousands by the end of today!

  • bear

    Already on the list.

    If the Navy wants to honor a dirtbag like murtha, they should just name the ship “quisling,” “benedict arnold,” or “osama bin ladin.”

  • daryl

    I don’t like to speak ill of the dead but the only thing presented posthumously to this old worthless pos is a HUGE SIGN over his grave proclaiming him as “THE CONGRESSIONAL KING OF PORK”.
    Name a ship for him?? HELL NO!! Sign a petition to prevent it?? HELL YES!!

    Rep. Murtha Dead At 77 | Fox News

    Quote from article:
    “A hint of scandal lingered over much of Murtha’s career. The FBI named Murtha an “unindicted co-conspirator” in its ABSCAM sting operation in the late 1970s and early ’80s. ABSCAM resulted in the conviction of six House members and one senator. The FBI recorded Murtha on videotape declining a $50,000 bribe from federal agents posing as Arab sheiks. But the congressman did say he could be interested in future dealings.

    Nicknamed “The King of Pork,” Murtha also faced scrutiny for earmarking federal dollars for projects in his district. Numerous news reports lambasted the congressman for steering money to the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport. The facility received $150 million from Washington for upgrades despite limited commercial use. But the airport is also used for military purposes”.

  • Giesterfarher

    To say that speaking ill of the dead is a bad thing means that we can’t tell the truth. Unless you believe that Hitler should be spoken of with reverence, simply because he resides in hell these days.

    The USS Murtha will never sail, simply because no one will want to command it, or sail on it. If it gets that despicable mans name, I predict it will be scuttled at the dock. 😉

  • Beverly Perlson

    How outrageous that Sec Mabus would name a Navy ship after Cesar Chavez, who described his two short years in the military like this:

    “Later, Chávez described his experience in the military as “the two worst years of my life.”

    Now Sec Mabus wants to name a Navy ship after a corrupt Ex-Marine who called his brothers “cold blooded killers.”

    John Murtha’s name belongs in the Hall of Traitors, not on a ship carrying nboble Heroes!

  • Bitter Clinger

    I called bright and early this morning and made my feelings known. If enough of us do that, they should get the message. Start the conversation by thanking them for their service and then remind them that we (taxpayers) are the ones purchasing the ship and we don’t want a corrupt, anti American politician’s name on it. It’s disgusting!

  • burt

    Next we’ll have ships named after Robert E. Lee.

  • mg4us

    Murtha was a turn-coat commie/statist sympathizer . . . letting his district rot and decay while stuffing ineffective pork projects there which did little to improve the lives of its citizens or communities there.

    I say INDICT Murtha. . .

    Piss of His Grave for the dishonorable thing to call a fellow serviceman guilty BEFORE proven of any wrong-doing. . .

    And may Murtha’s family be disgraced too. . .

  • gwhh

    Here the full video tape of the meeting between undercover FBI agents and John Murtha!

  • Andreas K.

    Technically the SSgt wasn’t exonerated. They settled out of court. That’s a difference. He wasn’t convicted, yes, but he wasn’t acquitted either.

    The Murtha ship should never have been considered. Simple as that. Murtha, just like all those bloodsucking tics on the Hill, was a lying, power hungry piece of human waste.

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  • StanInTexas

    John Murtha was a traitor to this nation, and should be considered an EX-Marine.

    And our military should not even name a toilet after this man. The only thing that he deserves is to be named after is the stuff that goes INTO the toilets!

  • bg


    (fitb) on Murtha & Moran.. not to mention
    the rest of our sell out traitor reps.. gah!!


  • AliceL.

    I’m the mother of a marine. Murtha is a disgrace!

  • bg


    flashback (just a wee sample):

    Jack “Daddy Warbucks” Murtha?

    (links & more @ link)

    February 20, 2008

    Rep. John Murtha Porker of the Year

    more here..

    re: #19 January 27, 2012 at 11:34 am bg

    October 23, 2009

    Murtha, Moran steer millions to software firm