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Murtha: Don’t Indict A Whistleblower!

Amid the frenzied calls for a bi-partisan investigation into DECORATED VIETNAM WAR VETERAN Rep. Cunningham’s dealings on the House Intelligence Committee, John Murtha prepares his own defense.

Those worthies in the House, like Nancy Pelosi, are concerned that DECORATED VIETNAM WAR VETERAN Cunningham might have used his powerful position to steer defense contracts to people for profit.

You won’t find it ever mentioned in our one party media that Rep. Murtha is suspected of the very same thing, or worse: steering at least $21,000,000 to defense contractors who j ust happento be clients of his brother’s lobbying firm, KSA.

After all, Rep. Cunningham has a R after his name. Rep. Murtha has a D. That is a whorehorse of an entirely different color.

Instead we are treated to Muthra’s latest frothings by way of the DNC’s Associated Press :

Murtha Says Army Is ‘Broken, Worn Out’

Dec 01 10:05 AM US/Eastern

LATROBE, Pa. – Most U.S. troops will leave Iraq within a year because the Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth," Rep. John Murtha told a civic group. Two weeks ago, Murtha created a storm of comment when he called for U.S. troops to leave Iraq now.

The Democratic congressman spoke to a group of community and business leaders in Latrobe on Wednesday, the same day President Bush said troops would be withdrawn when they’ve achieved victory, not under an artificial deadline set by politicians.

Murtha predicted most troops will be out of Iraq within a year.

"I predict he’ll make it look like we’re staying the course," Murtha said, referring to Bush. "Staying the course is not a policy."

Murtha, 73, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, expressed pessimism about Iraq’s stability and said the Iraqis know who the insurgents are, but don’t always share that information with U.S. troops. He said a civil war is likely because of ongoing factionalism among Sunni Arabs, and Kurds and Shiites.

He also said he was wrong to vote to support the war.

"I admit I made a mistake when I voted for war," Murtha said. "I’m looking at the future of the United States military."

Murtha, a decorated Vietnam war veteran, said the Pennsylvania National Guard is "stretched so thin" that it won’t be able to send fully equipped units to Iraq next year. Murtha predicted it will cost $50 billion to upgrade military equipment nationwide, but says the federal government is already reducing future purchases to save money.

Murtha, who represents a western Pennsylvania district that includes Latrobe, was first elected to Congress in 1974.

Lt. Col. Chris Cleaver, spokesman for the Pennsylvania National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, said "there are some deployment concerns."

Cleaver said some guard units had to leave equipment in Iraq when they returned to the United States, which could cause training problems here.

But Cleaver also said most of the 2,100 Guard troops now deployed with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team can’t be sent back to Iraq for a second tour of duty anyway, because of regulations that limit redeployment.

Lest we forget, Rep. Murtha has been in charge of the military’s purse strings, as chairmen of the House Defense Appropriations committee, for most of the last thirty odd years.

And during those rare movements when Murtha wasn’t the Defense Committee’s chairman, he was its ranking Democrat member. Murtha is also aforementioned Nancy Pelosi’s top military advisor.

So why didn’t Murtha do something about the sorry state of our military? Who else would have been in a better position? Why the sudden interest now?

It is painfully clear what is behind Muthra’s sudden activism. And that is the impending investigation into his own (alleged) kickback schemes involving himself and his brother’s lobbying outfit, KSA.

Remember, Rep. Murtha was an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the Abscam scandal. He only escaped indictment by turning stool pigeon on some of his fellow griftersHouse members. Are we seeing a weird kind of replay of that survival behavior?

What better way to inoculate yourself against any future investigations by the Congress of the DNC/MSM than by suddenly becoming the administration’s staunchest critic? (Naturally this cure applies only when there is a Republican administration.)

In these topsy-turvy times, it’s no longer patriotism that is the last refuge of scoundrels, but outright sedition.

That way any charges of funneling millions into your (and your brother’s) pockets can be easily dismissed as vicious retaliation for your courageous whistle-blowing.

After all, what’s 21 million dollars to the Defense Department?

Anyway, one wonders why the military is suffering so. "Porky Pig" Murtha is second only to erstwhile Grand CyclopsRobert Byrd in bringing home the bacon to his home district.

Maybe the army would have a few more guns if Murtha could refrain from slipping his constituents so many bridges.

But then again, maybe the army wouldn’t have to resort to eating cat food if there wasn’t just so much grifting, Mr. Murtha.

(By the way, the famously non-partisan Murtha has just signed on to help the DNC with its fundraising. Of course the treason party would want its new leading man front and center.)

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 1st, 2005. Comments are currently closed.

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