Monday, May 29, 2006

Murtha Disgraces Self; Strip off this Guy's Epaulets!

Nothing worse than an over-the-hill Mick shooting off his mouth, especially when he is a Marine Corps veteran on a self-righteous know-it-all bender likeMurtha appears to be on. For some reason, this old fellow wants to get airtime long after his primetime. I'm sure he is certain he is doing the right thing, but a fellow marine who had been unjustly accused, had his case blown up in the media, and was then acquitted, begs to differ:
In the United States, we have a civil and military court system that relies on an investigatory and judicial process to make determinations based on evidence. The system is not served by such grand pronouncements of horror and guilt without the accuser even having read the investigative report.

Mr. Murtha's position is particularly suspect when he is quoted by news services as saying that the strain of deployment "has caused them [the Marines] to crack in situations like this." Not only is he certain of the Marines' guilt but he claims to know the cause, which he conveniently attributes to a policy he opposes.

Members of the U.S. military serving in Iraq need more than Mr. Murtha's pseudo-sympathy. They need leaders to stand with them even in the hardest of times. Let the courts decide if these Marines are guilty. They haven't even been charged with a crime yet, so it is premature to presume their guilt -- unless that presumption is tied to a political motive.

Ilario Pantano would be the darling of the MSM if he only didn't have that silly streak of PATRIOTISM and LOVE OF HIS COUNTRY!

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