November 22, 2005

Colonel Cut 'N Run

I got sidetracked debunking the lies of Think Progress last night, and didn't get around to writing a post I meant to write about current Congressman and former Marine John Murtha.

Murtha has garnered recent interest for calling for a U.S retreat from Iraq. While Congressman Murtha has every right to his own opinion, the fact he was a decorated hero does not mean he has great judgement, nor does it insulate him from criticism.

As courageous as his record may have been in battle, John Murtha's record as a cheese-eating surrender monkey while in Congress has served to inspire this nation's enemies.

Generation Why? has the details.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 22, 2005 06:21 PM | TrackBack

I covered this too but riffing off DANEgerous instead.

"...Retiring as a colonel is what happens to the guys who are passed over for promotion several times in a row. They don't get passed over because they're exceptional, they get passed over because they're mediocre talents"

Posted by: Purple Avenger at November 22, 2005 07:17 PM

Purple, unless you possess information to substantiate your comments, please reframe from comments about Murtha’s ability to make rank. He put in 20 years, and that is not enough time to make Brigadier. There are other reasons for not making the GO ranks besides being passed over and unless you include them, you are painting an unfair picture. Murtha’s time in the Congress and statements made therein are fair game. Certainly his misguided comments about withdrawal should draw harsh criticism. However, there is nothing that I am aware of that point to his misrepresenting his service.

Posted by: Old Soldier at November 22, 2005 10:04 PM