Skip to comments.A SOLDIER TAKES ON MURTHA AND MORAN
Posted on 01/06/2006 5:57:25 PM PST by PJ-Comix
Mudville Gazette has the details on an Army soldier who confronted Dem Reps. John Murtha and Jim Moran at a town hall meeting in Arlington, Va. Greyhawk transcribed the confrontation:
"Yes sir my name is Mark Seavey and I just want to thank you for coming up here. Until about a month ago I was Sgt Mark Seavey infantry squad leader, I returned from Afghanistan. My question to you, (applause)
"Like yourself I dropped out of college two years ago to volunteer to go to Afghanistan, and I went and I came back. If I didn't have a herniated disk now I would volunteer to go to Iraq in a second with my troops, three of which have already volunteered to go to Iraq. I keep hearing you say how you talk to the troops and the troops are demoralized, and I really resent that characterization. (applause) The morale of the troops that I talk to is phenomenal, which is why my troops are volunteering to go back, despite the hardships they had to endure in Afghanistan.
"And Congressman Moran, 200 of your constituents just returned from Afghanistan. We never got a letter from you; we never got a visit from you. You didn't come to our homecoming. The only thing we got from any of our elected officials was one letter from the governor of this state thanking us for our service in Iraq, when we were in Afghanistan. That's reprehensible. I don't know who you two are talking to but the morale of the troops is very high."
Moran - who is one of the few congressmen supporting Charlie Rangel's call to restore the draft - responded quickly: "That wasn't in the form of a question, it was in the form of a statement. But, uhh... let's go over here." And he took the next question.
Cut and run. It's the only way the Dems know.
I like the idea of our military personnel shooting them as traitors and domestic enemies of the Constitution.
I thought I might--might--reapect him if he at least had the courage of his convictions, but running away from that brave soldier like that is disgraceful demagoguery.
Man...........I reallllly like that too.
Jerks. Wonder if it's only Moran pulling Murtha's strings nowadays. With any luck maybe ABSCAM will catch up to him.
Has his party got something on him!
My take is that somebody's got "pictures" of Murtha...kinda like many of suspect there are pics of Scott Ritter and little 'brown Iraqi children'.
Great minds think alike! There are polaroids someplace!!
The only "little brown" thing Murtha's got is his brain.
Ha... this fool thinks that invoking a point of parliamentary procedure will save him from what that soldier just did to him? Hillarious. The GOP campaign ads are just piling up. I hope this was caught on tape.
You dark lords are all the same...
Not that there's anything wrong with that!
I mean, seriously, what a tool. One of our fighting men addresses a congressman and he just ignores him. What a disgrace.
They're talking to the same 'sources' that the media uses...imaginative leftists who just can't stand that icky war stuff and want to go back to party town with the Clintons.
Bravo and thank you, Mark Seavey!
I don't know, but the Chairman of the JCS, General Pace, in his most diplomatic officerese, bluntly disagreed with Rep Murtha and his statements about the military. He was quite clear that he felt Murtha's statements as harmful and irresponsible, and I got the distinct impression that the general isn't going to let the issue drop.
He wussed out the only way he knew how: tried to call him on a procedural point, maybe in the hopes of getting his remark stricken from the record or something. Lefties can't hack it outside of a controlled environment.
It is obvious that there is no end to the disrespect and disregard some of our 'elected representatives' harbor for the men and woman who serve this nation.
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