Thursday, November 17, 2005

AMERICAblog says the Pentagon is trying to "Swift Boat" John Murtha, the Vietnam vet turned hawkish Democratic congressman who's now calling for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. But so far, all that's happened is that his speech and his patriotism have been attacked. Surely the GOP sewer rats can do a lot worse. Here's a summary of Murtha's military record:

After serving in the Marines in the early 1950's, he re-enlisted in 1966, at the age of 34, and served in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry....

Think they'll literally "Swift Boat" him? How much do you want to bet someone's out there right now trying to prove that John Murtha didn't deserve his medals?

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