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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Murtha Madness Escalates


Message to Jack Murtha....

Stop the madness! Stop it now! Just stop it! Shut your pie hole!

From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
Murtha says U.S. poses top threat to world peace

MIAMI — American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said to an audience of more than 200 in North Miami Saturday afternoon.

Murtha was the guest speaker at a town hall meeting organized by Rep. Kendrick B. Meek, D-Miami, at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus....

Murtha also has publicly said that the shooting of 24 Iraqis in November at Haditha, a city in the Anbar province of western Iraq that has been plagued by insurgents, was wrongfully covered up.

The killings, which sparked an investigation into the deadly encounter and another into whether they were the subject of a cover-up, could undermine U.S. efforts in Iraq more than the prison abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib in 2004, Murtha said.

"(The United States) became the target when Abu Ghraib came along," Murtha said.
Read the whole thing here.

Web Commentary:

Darleen says "Absofuckinglutely unbelievable" [here].
Sweetness and Light chimes in: Murtha is insane in his hatred for the United States." [here]
PrairiePundit calls it "Murtha's Descent to the Absurd" [here]

Ah, Johnny, we hardly knew ya -- we who now regret ever having voted for you.

It's time for you to go.

UPDATE:

It appears that Murtha claims to have been misquoted in the news report. He covered himself by saying that he was actually citing the results of a Pew poll rather than stating his personal views. It's a standard journalistic/political dodge -- get the idea out there but if challenged attribute it to someone else, that way you avoid personal responsibility.


3 comments:

Angry Chad said...

More misinformation from conservatives:

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/06/27/murtha-quote/

D. B. Light said...

I don't understand your point. Are you implying that only conservatives issue mis-information, or do you recognize that error is part of the human condition and part of everything we do? Liberal blogs are just as prone to error as conservative or those of any other political orientation for that matter. And, as an aside -- this is not a conservative blog as such. On many issues I am strongly opposed to the conservative position[s], and I consider much that issues from both left and right blogs to be just idle chatter and not worthy of comment.

It would be nice, wouldn't it, if all information were completely full and accurate, but it isn't. One nice thing regarding the internet, though, is that errors can be checked and rapidly corrected or commented on.

I find Murtha's protestations that he was "misquoted" or "quoted out of context" amusing. They are typical of politicians who shoot off at the mouth and then are sorry they did because of the negative reaction. I saw that show and he said what he said and is now trying to dissociate himself from what was an embarrassing performance on national tv. I have followed John Murtha's career for three decades and am now of an opinion that it is time for him to retire -- he's embarrassing himself and the people of his district.

chancuff said...

Looking at the large number of blog posts I've placed throughout the blogsphere in the last 2 weeks, I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking they look like spam.

My apologies to all.

Some interesting things happened today. I received an email response from Bill Pasco(e) of Diana Irey's campaign against John Murtha for the 12th District of Pennsylvania seat in the House of Representatives.

In responding Mr. Pascoe's email, I found it useful to CC that response to him to Elizabeth Baier and her editor Ms. Rosenhause (Managing Editor Sun-Sentinel).

The topic of those emails was "Rovian Architecture Unplugged". If you are interested to learn more, feel free to write them.

Make "Rovian Architechure Unplugged" your subject heading so they know what your inquiry is about.

Their email addresses:

Bill Pascoe phone: (724) 258-2300

bill@irey.com

Elizabeth Baier

ebaier@sun-sentinel.com

Sharon Rosenhause

srosenhause@sun-sentinel.com

Cliff Hancuff
The World of Journalism Is Flat, Too