Carol Platt Liebau: Shame on John Murtha

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Shame on John Murtha

Mark Davis puts it perfectly:

Those of us who support the war feel real pain at the prospect of even a sliver of its warriors stooping so low. Part of that pain stems from a wish that every American serve nobly. The other part is from the prospect of our talented and committed military's reputation damaged by the acts of so few.

There is none of that sentiment in the finger-pointing of Mr. Murtha and his ilk – only the zealotry that looks for any angle, any story, any tragedy that can make our war effort look so bad that others might join their calls for retreat.

10 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Twister said...

"This was not an accident. This was not an immediate response to an attack. This would be an atrocity."

-and-

"I was saddened, surprised and outraged that this could happen."

-and-

"This was a small number of Marines who fired directly on civilians and killed them. This is going to be an ugly story."
Rep. John Kline R-MN

Why do these former Marines--decorated veterans who have actually fought for their countries--hate America? Why can't they be as patriotic as someone who has never served in the military--Mark Davis or Carol Platt Liebau, for example?

7:32 PM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

It seems that a bunch of American soldiers lost their self control and killed quite a few innocent Iraqis.

A Democratic congressman, a retired Marine and someone with contacts from within the military, then comes out and publically reveals that the massacre took place.

And whose fault is it? Who should we attack? Who should we blame?

The left of course - everything's their fault.

12:10 AM  
Blogger Orphan in Bama said...

Well, now. You two have successfully shown all of us how to waste cyberspace on useless drivel.

What are you trying to say?

d

3:52 AM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Orphan in Bama asked, "What are you trying to say?"

Speaking just for myself...

I am trying to say that it is despicable for Carol and other on the right to attempt to politicize the murder of unarmed women and children. This is a good versus evil thing--yet Carol has repeatedly attempted to turn this into a left versus right thing in an attempt to gain partisan advantage from it.

So how about you, Orphan? Do you stand with decorated veterans who condemn Haditha as antithetical to the traditions of the US military? Or do you side with Carol and her ilk and try to brand those same veterans as unpatriotic? Put more simply, Orphan, do you condemn or condone pre-meditated cold-blooded murder of helpless women and children?

7:58 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

If they are guilty I say they should be publicly condemened and executed.

That's where I stand.

But, if you'll notice, my stance contains the qualifier: "if".

I'm not prepared to declare these Marines guilty of anything until it has been proven.

At least One Salient Oversight qualifies his remarks with "seems". Too many others have accepted the worst possibilities as if they are established fact.

11:41 AM  
Blogger leo gorcey said...

I was lucky enough to grow up in Brooklyn near Coney Island. There was a beautiful beach, fabulous rides and great hot dogs. In addition, there was a freak show with all kinds of strange humans who did all sorts of weird things to get attention and make a living. My favorite act was the geek. He generally ate a live chicken and when he was finished he would smile at the crowd.

This "shame on John Murtha" thing is like eating the live chicken. The swift boat crowd from the last election remind me of those chickens.

You people are being geeks and you don't know it. That is sad.

1:28 PM  
Blogger aaron said...

shame on you. seriously. murtha is a hero.

3:17 PM  
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