The View From 1776

Congressman John Murtha and the Madness of Crowds

Abandoning pretense to principle, Congressman Murtha admits he was merely playing for votes when he called for surrender in the middle of the war on terror.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/21 at 07:18 PM
  1. All Marines cut their boot-camp teeth on the Marine Corps motto, "Semper Fidelis," Always Faithful. Loyalty to God, Country, and the Corps' brother Marines, is the foundation of successful military operations of each Marine in every war, past, present, and future.

    "Once a Marine always a Marine," is engraved on his heart and mind by experiences of dedicated sacrifice in his youth and is carried throughout later life into every occupation, recreation, and family and friend experience.

    Murtha has fallen prey to a selfish enemy called, "ego." He has forsaken loyalty to brother Marines committed to Duty in Iraq and former active-duty Marines throughout the United States - many of whom are silent in their graves.

    ATTENTION Murtha: "Semper Fidelis?"

    Jim Baxter
    Sgt. USMC
    WWII & Korean War

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    Posted by Choicemaker  on  11/22  at  09:53 AM
  2. What's been said here? I am suspicious of arguments that use ancient philosophers to make their point. The modern world is different and requires broader thinking. Similarly, the Constitution was written in a different time when America was something else, an agriculture society. And because Jefferson wanted it to remain that way, because he was so wise, should we have followed his desire?

    A lot of people say it was public opinion that got Bush elected. For some it was good public opinion and for others it was bad. Public opinion is arbitrary and confusing. Some times it goes with the flow and other times it doesn't. It's what comes out in the long run that matters. And certainly, at this moment history is not repeating itself. (As one wise fellow said, history doesn't repeat itself, it rhymes.) However, what is repeating itself is wisdom, or a lack of it, that if you do war you do it right and well. This administration has done a second, third rate job in Iraq. That is mostly the reason for the call to get out. If the war was going as well as advertised 18 months ago, public opinion would be on side.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/22  at  03:06 PM
  3. You state murtha admits... where is the traceable quote? I would think there'd be something rock solid to point to if the man had really admitted to something as you claim he has. Otherwise it seems to be a waste of time.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/22  at  09:52 PM
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