Friday, May 19, 2006

Murtha the Trator

I was away from the Blogs and talk radio yesterday. I was on a field trip with my daughter's class to the LA Zoo. Nice quality time with my KK. I'll have to post some pictures. It was nice to spend some time away from the trenches.

Now I'm back to the fire. I'm sooooo broiled up on Murtha again. Some are comparing him to Kerry here and his bash the troops meme. Here's a quote by James Tananto:
Murtha is what Kerry once was -- a darling of the Democrats by virtue of his ability to attack our military efforts under cover of his credentials. But all of the credentials in the world don't help when you contradict yourself in a single sentence.

Talk about darling! Why on God's green earth is the MSM giving this man any coverage at all? He's a TRATOR! Our troops are in harm's way. They are defending this country. It angers me when former Military bash the troops and the mission. Murtha should keep his comments to himself until the Marines fully investigate it.

From Army Times here::
The incident is still under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Multi-National Forces Iraq.

The Marine Corps originally claimed that a convoy from the Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, hit a roadside bomb that killed Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas, 20, of El Paso, Texas, and the ensuing firefight killed 15 Iraqi civilians — casualties the Corps at first claimed were killed in the bomb blast — including seven women and three children.

A March 27 Time magazine report published claims by an Iraqi civil rights group that the Marines barged into houses near the bomb strike, throwing grenades and shooting civilians as they cowered in fear. The report prompted calls for a Pentagon probe.

“It’s much worse than was reported in Time magazine,” Murtha, a Democrat, former Marine colonel and Vietnam war veteran, told reporters on Capitol Hill.

“There was no firefight. There was no [bomb] that killed those innocent people,” Murtha explained, adding there were “about twice as many” Iraqis killed than Time had reported.

No official investigation report has been released by the Pentagon and a spokesman for Murtha was unable to add to the congressman’s remarks.

“I do not know where Rep. Murtha is obtaining is information,” said Lt. Col. Sean Gibson, a spokesman for Marine Corps Forces Central Command in Tampa, Fla. “Thoroughness will drive the investigation.”

(HT Hugh Hewitt)

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