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Friday, December 09, 2005

Unfriendly Fire:
   One of Murtha's soldier-constituents responds

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I am an infantry soldier with "Task Force Panther" from Pennsylvania. We are deployed in the Anbar Province of Iraq. I have also been a registered Democrat for 25 years. Over the years I've watched and warned that our party was falling into an abyss of absolutely reprehensible behavior.

Was the Democratic Party so afraid of a victory in Iraq, three weeks before its national election, that it would coerce its last respected member in Congress to abandon U.S. soldiers while still in the field?

How dare you, Mr. Murtha -- a Vietnam veteran -- sell out soldiers in combat right before the end of a successful mission! Your behavior is inexcusable. You should be ashamed. I am sure the terrorist insurgency is grateful to you for announcing our defeat days before yet another victory in this country. You owe every American soldier a formal apology.

You could have been remembered as distinguished member of Congress, but now you'll only be remembered as a foolish old man who sold out his country to a den of vipers in the Democratic Party. Thank you for proving once and for all that the Democratic Party is the party of the sore loser, the selfish whiner and the gutless coward. So what was the price to betray us, Judas?

May God have mercy on your soul.

Note: We the returning soldiers of this war will be the force to tell the truth about this conflict and about the despicable actions of the Democratic Party.

Sgt. Mark Russak
"B" Co. 1/110th
North Irwin


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you for real??? Jack Murtha has had the courage to stand up for the American soldier. He is pleading for your SAFE return. He is asking that you no longer be used as expendible tools in Bush's flawed foreign policy. Jack Murtha has visited soldiers EVERY WEEK at the nation's veteran's hospitals in Washington, D.C. Whereas Bush nor Cheney cannot be bothered to attend even one funeral for soldiers whom they has placed in harms way.

The bottom line for this war is this - NO WMD, NO TIES TO BIN LADEN, but now a real haven for terrorists in Iraq (which did not exist prior to the American invasion.)

Those of us that oppose this war DO in fact support our troops. My brother is stationed at Habbaniyah, and I do all that I can to make his stay there easier for him.

Do not paint Democrats and Liberals with a broad brush of hatred. WE CARE ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOLDIER!

2/26/2006 11:46 PM  
Blogger Jay Cline said...

Of course, you are ignoring the fact that this is a reprint from a soldier serving our country who just happens to be one of Murtha's constituents.

And doesn't like what Murtha is saying.

So, which honored vet has the right to speak, Anon?

Also, I am glad you support your brother. My sister supported me during the first Gulf War, claiming she was ready to fight for my right not to be used in that war.

I told her "go ahead". Fighting for her freedom to say and do as her consciousness dictated was why I served.

I also threatened to disown her because she apparently didn't think her big brother was capable of thinking for himself.

Think about it.

2/28/2006 11:01 AM  
Blogger Jay Cline said...

Whereas Bush nor Cheney cannot be bothered to attend even one funeral for soldiers whom they has placed in harms way.

Excuse me??!!

Bush regularly visits the troops and their families. Try picking up a copy of the Stars and Stripes sometime. Or the local papers around our bases. He has enough respect for our troops to not make a big media play every time.

Unlike Murtha et al.

Get your facts straight dude!

2/28/2006 12:51 PM  

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