"Cold-Blooded" Murtha Defends Slandering Innocent Marines …Update: Says Pennsylvanians Are Racist
No remorse. Murtha defends slandering innocent US Marines.
The man has no honor.
Code Pink co-founder Gael Murphy and DC coordinator Allison Yorra award Congressman John Murtha with their highest honor, the Pink Badge of Courage, and thank him for his courageous antiwar stand on Iraq in 2006.
Rep. John Murtha, former Code Pink Badge of Courage Winner, defended his disgusting attacks against innocent US Marines today in an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
U.S. Rep. John Murtha stands by a controversial remark he made previously that U.S. Marines killed women and children “in cold blood” in Haditha, Iraq, in November 2005.
The blunt description changed how American troops engaged Iraqis and improved overall conditions in the war, Murtha, an 18-term Democrat from Johnstown, said today during a wide-ranging interview with Tribune-Review reporters and editors.
“There are all kinds of things that have happened that have made a difference, but one of the big differences is that we are not bullying our way through like we used to,” said Murtha, a former Marine and decorated Vietnam combat veteran. “The rules of engagement are clear — and it’s changed. One of the things that has made it better in Iraq is we are no longer just breaking down doors.”
“It’s my obligation to speak out. I try everything I can to get things done,” Murtha said.
A former Marine involved in the Haditha incident has sued Murtha for slander, saying in a federal lawsuit that his reputation was damaged by the congressman’s televised comments in May 2006.
7 of 8 marines who have now had their charges dismissed.
One marine awaits justice.
Photos via Defend Our Marines.
John Murtha slandered the Haditha Marines when he gave several interviews after the inaccurate story broke in TIME Magazine saying that the US marines killed innocent civilians in cold blood. It was later discovered that the story was fed to the media and Murtha by radical Islamists in Iraq.
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UPDATE: Murtha also said his district in Pennsylvania is full of racists.
Was that supposed to impress the voters?
And, didn’t Barack Obama say something like that a couple months ago?