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Will Murtha learn to say he's sorry?

Probably not. But a new Vets for Freedom ad implores him to, and in a very powerful way:

There's even a petition asking Murtha to do the honorable thing and admit the lie, which he still won't do.

Dear Representative John Murtha,

In November 2005, you accused a group of United States Marines of killing "innocent civilians in cold blood". You made these allegations during an ongoing investigation. In fact, a Marine Corps spokesman said that you made your statement a week before you had even been briefed.

You continued to accuse these eight Marines of "cold-blooded murder and war crimes" well into the next year, even after the Marine Corps itself said your comments on the matter "would be inappropriate and could undermine the investigatory and possible legal process."

As a result of the investigation, the charges were dropped against 7 of the 8 Marines and the other Marine is awaiting his day in court.

However, you have not withdrawn your statements or apologized for your defamatory remarks.

Marines implicated in the incident believe that you have committed slander and libel against them. These United States Marines, whose honor you have attacked, deserve to hear an apology from you.

We, the undersigned, implore you, Representative Murtha, as a man who serves the public in Congress, as a man who once served in the Marine Corps, to do the honorable thing.

You must apologize.


Pete Hegseth, Vets for Freedom
Erick Erickson, Red State
Paul Mirengoff, Powerline
Marc Danziger, Winds of Change
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit
Roger L. Simon, Pajamas Media
Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Alex Charyna, PA Watercooler

I signed the petition. You should too. Seven of the eight Marines that Murtha accused of murder have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the last Marine is waiting for his day in court, yet Murtha still refuses to admit to his defamation of these honorable men. The story that Murtha peddled to the media was one that Al Qaeda cooked up. Yet still no apology.

Join the campaign. Sign the petition.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit


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Comments (11)

The guys writing the letter... (Below threshold)

The guys writing the letter are class acts. Well written.

I would have referred to him as a lyin' douchenozzle that deserves far more than just a verbal fragging.

Just sayin'

No, no, no. You guys don't... (Below threshold)

No, no, no. You guys don't understand. Murtha, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dodd, etc etc can never admit they were WRONG about anything.

WE are the one's that are wrong. Nuance, baby.

This guy is so blinded by p... (Below threshold)

This guy is so blinded by power and corruption and self-aggrandizement that he can't even realize how his actions are so contemptible - and so insulting to all of us.

Great Ad In my Name... (Below threshold)

Great Ad
In my Name THANK YOU and sorry that some of our leaders do not understand HONOR

MSM Codewords for Today

Bush =Bad
Republican = Wrong


Code Phrase

Being a DEM means never having to say sorry.

This guy Murtha is j... (Below threshold)

This guy Murtha is just like John Kerry, a dirtbag; pompous is the best I can do without actually cursing.

jp2 you are a lowlife basta... (Below threshold)

jp2 you are a lowlife bastard.

"jp2 you are a lowlife bast... (Below threshold)

"jp2 you are a lowlife bastard."

No, just a lying, over-paid troll, who really could not go on and on, because it's just not true. Erickson linked the story from National Enquirer. Stop posting lies here jp2. Take your "issue" up with NE.
Here is what Erickson wrote:

"Remember John Edwards? Who broke the Edwards story? The National Enquirer of course.

After that coup, the left, which patently refused to mention the Edwards scandal decided that anything the Enquirer wrote about Sarah Palin had to be the gospel truth. They could talk about her alleged affair. They could speculate that her baby was not really her baby. They could go after her kids. After all, the National Enquirer covered it.

Hit the brakes folks.

The National Enquirer now suggests Barack Obama had an underage, gay affair with a pedophile. Yup. That Frank Marshall Davis guy Barry says was his good friend? Turns out he was a perv of the first order and liked young boys.

This post is not intended to spread that rumor. Frankly, if Obama wins, we'll have our hands full around here making sure folks don't develop Obama Derangement Syndrome.

But, I wonder if Andrew Sullivan and company are going to aggressively push this story. After all, it came from the Enquirer.

What goes around, comes around."


And this is what he linked to:


jp2, it just dawned on me y... (Below threshold)

jp2, it just dawned on me you might be trying to get McCain elected.

What? Barack had a gay aff... (Below threshold)

What? Barack had a gay affair? I didn't know that. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, JP. Got any other hot scoops?

Murtha gets re-elected caus... (Below threshold)

Murtha gets re-elected cause he brings home the bacon!!

Defame the USMC? - no problem
Insult your constituency of all ages? - no problem
Focus on insulting the OLDER PEOPLE in your constituency? - no problem

Just keep loading up the pork and the people of your district will, apparently, re-elect you!

I don't worry about whether his District has too little tolerance...I worry that his District has too few brains!

Murtha still hasn't admited... (Below threshold)

Murtha still hasn't admited he was even wrong about the so-called 'massacre' . I assume he is planning to testify before the International War Crimes Tribunal against the Marines. After all, Obama has pledged to investigate and turn in all those who were accused of 'war crimes'. Double Jeopardy doesn't exist since it a) Is 'International Law' that was 'violated' and ; 2) Double Jeopardy is something that is inconvenient to Obama's vision of a 'living' document such as the Constitution.






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