Congressman John Murtha - Unpatriotic Liberal Pansy 

John Murtha gave a speech today calling for our troops to be pulled out of Iraq soon.

How dare Congressman John Murtha criticize our fearless leader George Bush? As right wing talk show host start to beat up on Mr. Murtha, they are painting him as a coward, a quitter and someone willing to surrender to terrorists.

Who is this John Murtha? How dare he speak his mind? What makes him think he can second guess military decisions made by the Bush administration?

He learned about military service from the bottom up, beginning as a raw recruit when he left Washington and Jefferson College in 1952 to join the Marines out of a growing sense of obligation to his country during the Korean War. There he earned the American Spirit Honor Medal, awarded to fewer than one in 10,000 recruits. He rose through the ranks to become a drill instructor at Parris Island and was selected for Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia. He then was assigned to the Second Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In 1959, Captain Murtha took command of the 34th Special Infantry Company, Marine Corps Reserves, in Johnstown. He remained in the Reserves after his discharge from active duty until he volunteered for Vietnam in 1966-67, receiving the Bronze Star with Combat "V", two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He remained in the Reserves until his retirement.

He was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal by the Marine Corps Commandant when he retired from the Marines.


Reviews of John "Jack" Murtha's Book:

"Congressman Murtha has written an insightful and powerful account of his life of public service and of the significant events in our nation's recent history that he has witnessed. It is a first hand account by one of the most respected members of our Congress. This is a must-read if you want to hear it straight from a savvy man of action who was there making history."

—General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Retired)

Every official serving in the Pentagon and State Department must read Jack Murtha's book. He has been a troubleshooter for presidents, a critic of the brass, but always a friend to the men and women of America's armed forces. Jack Murtha has earned his reputation — a straight-talking, hard-charging, independent leader who goes straight to the front lines. From Vietnam to 9/11 is his story, but it's pure American."

—Rudy de Leon, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

Look at some of the nefarious characters who supported Hanoi Murtha-

What kind of country do we live in when some decorated career military man can make recommendations about what we should do with our military?

By the way, I would love to see some chickenhawk right wing radio talk show host challenge Mr. Murtha's patriotism to his face.

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