Saturday, June 03, 2006

John Murtha–First the guilty verdict, then the trial

By John Burtis Canada Free Press Friday, June 2, 2006

Yep, Judge John Murtha, one time war hero, Democratic activist, anti-war recidivist, former Marine, Kerry crony, and the latest golden boy in the liberal press, has pronounced that the activities in Haditha, Iraq, constitute a war crime and that all the participants are guilty of murder.

Further, just to make sure that my father’s generation is riddled with war criminals as well as the Vietnam generation, whose veterans were so successfully sullied by the likes of John Kerry and Oliver Stone, with additional help from Ms. Jane Fonda nee Hanoi, Mr. Murtha also announced a bit ago that the Allies committed a shocking level of atrocities in our bombing of Nazi Germany.

Murtha, in his vicious condemnation of our fly boys, unleashed, apparently, without the aid of medication, left out the often shabby and distasteful behavior of the Nazis and the reasons why we fought Hitler. But such equivocation would be tantamount to absolving my father for his participation in the Allied victory. And Mr. Murtha seems bent on a course designed to damage every American fighting man he can with participation in some sort of an atrocity.

When I listen to Mr. Murtha, his tarring of his "beloved" Marines for war crimes for which no one has been yet charged, I am struck by the similarities with Mr. Josef Stalin and his great show trials of the 1930s.

Although the current Democratic Party possesses no one in a position similar to or with the talent of a Josef Vissarionovich Stalin, certainly not those with the obvious deficiencies of Kerry, Reid, Gore, Clinton or Schumer, to say the least, save for Mr. Howard Dean, who truly believes he occupies one. Mr. Murtha does do a pretty good imitation of Andre Vyshinsky, the chief judge and interlocutor at the trials of the Bukharinites and the other great show tribunals.

The key elements of a well run show trial were these--the determination of the guilty verdicts long before the trials began, the selection of the methods of execution far in advance of the proceedings, the packing of the court with shills, who would shout demands for the maximum penalties for the accused throughout the procedures, propagandistic press accounts about the sheer genius of the prosecutors and the judge, and a fawning boot licking party of approval spurring the whole shabby affair along.

And brother, Judge Murtha, his court jesters and coat holders sure fit the show trial bill. please read on