Vets for Freedom has a new ad out asking John Murtha to stop the smears against our Haditha Marines and apologize:
They also have a petition going:
In May 2006, you accused a group of United States Marines of killing “innocent civilians in cold blood”. You made these allegations during an ongoing investigation. In fact, a Marine Corps spokesman said that you made your statement a week before you had even been briefed.
You continued to accuse these eight Marines of “cold-blooded murder and war crimes”, even after the Marine Corps itself said your comments on the matter “would be inappropriate and could undermine the investigatory and possible legal process.”
As a result of the investigation, the charges were dropped against 7 of the 8 Marines and the other Marine is awaiting his day in court.
However, you have not withdrawn your statements or apologized for your defamatory remarks.
Marines implicated in the incident believe that you have committed slander and libel against them. These United States Marines, whose honor you have attacked, deserve to hear an apology from you.
We, the undersigned, implore you, Representative Murtha, as a man who serves the public in Congress, as a man who once served in the Marine Corps, to do the honorable thing.
You must apologize.
Pete Hegseth, Vets for Freedom
Erick Erickson, Red State
Paul Mirengoff, Powerline
Marc Danziger, Winds of Change
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit
Roger L. Simon, Pajamas Media
Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Alex Charyna, PA Watercooler
Eric Odom, Conservablogs
Michael Illions, Conservatives with Attitude
Scott W. Graves, Red County
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While it looks like the Democrats may gain some seats in the House and the Senate John Murtha is close to losing his seat to a 28 year old Army Officer who’s own resume is quite stellar AND he supports our troops, unlike Murtha.
So what does he do?
He appeals to MoveOn for support.
In the letter to MoveOn he claims he is up against “the right-wing attack machine” who are “swiftboating” him because of his “work to end the Iraq war” and that Rush, O’Reilly and Hannity have called him a traitor.
Right wing attack machine? Don’t really need it when his own mouth is his own enemy. Calling the Haditha Marines murderers before an investigation is complete is one instance. The other? Calling his own constituents racists. When he realized he made a mistake he tried to make up for it by calling them rednecks.
Swiftboating? He swiftboated the Marines if anything. All his opponent is doing is calling him out for his ignorant actions including trying to end the Iraq war in failure and disgrace. If Hannity, O’Reilly and Rush called him a traitor….it fits.
So cry all you want Murtha, your days may very well be numbered:
Rep. John P. Murtha is cashing in on his extensive network of House connections to help fend off a surging Republican challenge for his 12th District seat in Pennsylvania. The 17-term incumbent has raised more than $170,000 since Monday, a large slice of it from his Democratic colleagues.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California kicked in $7,000 from her campaign and political action committees, as did Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel of Illinois and Rep. James P. Moran of Virginia, a fellow member of the House Appropriations Committee.
Murtha’s seat was considered safe until he made comments earlier this month referring to his home region as “racist.” The widely publicized statement drew attention and support to his well-funded GOP challenger, William Russell, and led the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee to jump into the race, pledging $84,000 in coordinated spending. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee responded yesterday with $2,400 to help pay for phone banks.
You know your in trouble when you need to borrow money from your buddies and the DNC.