Monday, June 26, 2006

Spinning Haditha

That's the title of W. Thomas Smith's column for It's my opinion that this is a must read column for MMG readers. Here's why:
In a May 28 interview for ABC’s "This Week," Murtha added, "I will not excuse murder, and this is what has happened." and "There has to have been a cover-up of this thing. No question about it."
Oddly, an Associated Press story on June 9 referred to Murtha as one having "a reputation in Congress as a strong friend of the military." Even if one agrees with Murtha, it is almost laughable for anyone to suggest that a man who accuses U.S. Marines of murdering in cold blood before the facts are in, could possibly have a reputation of being a strong friend of the military. Even if the involved Marines are ultimately found guilty, the Corps’ motto, "always faithful" has been spat upon by Murtha, and done so while Marines were legally under the presumption of innocence.
Here at MMG, we've been wondering the same thing for quite some time. It's also our question as to how Mr. Murtha can expect those serving in the military or retired military vets to vote for him this November. I suspect that the likelihood of them voting for him like they have in the past is between slim and none.

I'd be delighted, though not surprised, to learn that Murtha's constituents figure it out and stop supporting him and instead choose Diana Irey. It can't happen soon enough.

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