Posted by: Joe Eds | February 8, 2010

John Murtha

Congressman from the state of Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. A veteran. A fighter. A marine. For his tour in Vietnam he received the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and the Cross of Gallantry. In November 2005 he was one of the first Congressman to propose redeployment of U.S. troops in Iraq, saying, “The U.S. cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. It is time to bring them home.” He got of flack from the right for speaking out, but marines tend not to back down from a fight. Clip here.

He passed away today from complications from a recent gallbladder surgery at 77. He’s a hero and we will miss him.



  1. Whose hero? The filth, Murtha, is certainly not any American’s hero. Perhaps he was one to Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Code Pink though.

    Truly, Murtha’s only value – aside from now possibly fertilizer – was as an object lesson on just how far even a Marine can fall once DC gets its hooks into them.

    Truly, he may once have been a good American and a hero; he was a Marine after all. But that heroic man already died decades ago.

  2. Classy. Real classy.

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