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Profiles in Pacifism

This is a joke. The John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage award was given to John Murtha:

Rep. John Murtha, a Vietnam veteran who has denounced the war in Iraq, was named a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Thursday.

Alberto Mora, a former Navy general counsel who warned Pentagon officials that U.S. policies dealing with terror detainees could invite abuse, also will receive the award from the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation.

Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat, was recognized "for the difficult and courageous decision of conscience he made in November 2005, when he reversed his support for the Iraq war and called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the conflict," the foundation said in a statement.

Mora was honored for "waging a 2 1/2-year behind-the-scenes battle with Pentagon brass and civilian leaders over U.S. military policy regarding the treatment of detainees held by the United States as part of the war on terror," the foundation said.

The fact that Murtha lies continuously about the war in Iraq is, of course, completely ignored. Gateway Pundit lists Murtha's most recent lies from Face the Nation and refutes them here.

And notice how Murtha proudly associates himself with Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan's favorite pacifist group.

This entire event is so politically motivated it's ridiculous. Fellow liar Ted Kennedy is going to be presenting the award to Murtha along with Caroline Kennedy.

Comments (11)

The funninest part is that ... (Below threshold)

The funninest part is that Murtha claims never to have called for a "withdrawl."

From his website:


"My plan calls:

* To immediately redeploy U.S. troops consistent with the safety of U.S. forces.
* To create a quick reaction force in the region.
* To create an over- the- horizon presence of Marines.
* To diplomatically pursue security and stability in Iraq"

It's like the Noble Peace P... (Below threshold)

It's like the Noble Peace Prize: a chance for the "good people" (i.e. liberals) to bash America in general and George Bush in particular.


October 29, 2004 | George W... (Below threshold)

October 29, 2004 | George W. Bush tried to laugh off the bulge. "I don't know what that is," he said on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, referring to the infamous protrusion beneath his jacket during the presidential debates. "I'm embarrassed to say it's a poorly tailored shirt." http://www.lessig.org/blog/archives/002273.shtml

These U.N. type awards and ... (Below threshold)

These U.N. type awards and all the putrid patting on the back by these liberal failures is all to disgusting !!

Hey Brian" anyone can clear... (Below threshold)

Hey Brian" anyone can clearly see the outline of the Anti-christ,s pitchfork prodding Dubya on to more and more world conquests ''

Hmmm, didn't JFK, for whom ... (Below threshold)

Hmmm, didn't JFK, for whom this award is named, engage in such peaceful pursuits as sending "advisors" to Vietnam, authorizing Bay of Pigs, playing Mexican Stare-down with the Commies over missiles in Cuba, etc. Funny what's being done in his name now.

So I guess Murtha saying so... (Below threshold)

So I guess Murtha saying something in Congress is more courageous than Hollywood actors making movies praising communists. Man, people like our soldiers have a long way to go before they can compete with that kind of courage.

Jack Kennedy was the war mo... (Below threshold)

Jack Kennedy was the war mongers - war monger. How did the Profiles in Courage Award come to this? Maybe they should change the name to the "Cut & Run Award" seems more fitting now days.

Re: courageI don't... (Below threshold)

Re: courage

I don't believe that word means what they (the committee that awarded Murtha & Mora) think it means.

- MikeB

Falze raises a very good po... (Below threshold)

Falze raises a very good point (March 10, 2006 09:12 AM). Let's compare the "courage" of Jack Murtha with, say, SFC Paul Smith, who was awarded a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor (won't see many movies made about him, I'll bet).

Or Capt. Brian Rozelle, who lost his leg below the knee in Iraq, went through physical therapy, stuck on an artificial limb, and WENT BACK ON ACTIVE DUTY. He's not the only injured soldier who has done this.

Or Marine First Sergeant Brad Kasal, who was wounded numerous times while shielding other Marines in his company who were wounded during combat in Fallujah.

These are just a few of the brave men and women of our armed forces who DAILY demonstrate REAL profiles in courage. What is Jack Murtha compared to them?

Hmmm.1. JFK was "c... (Below threshold)


1. JFK was "courageous" enough to let the Cubans die alone and unsupported on the beaches of the Bay of Pigs. That alone is enough to condemn him forever in my eyes.


referring to the infamous protrusion beneath his jacket during the presidential debates.

You amuse me bryand.

If nothing else that alone affirms the validity of your life.






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