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Posted on 08/25/2006 2:13:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
IREY: MURTHA DISSEMBLES ABOUT WAR - AGAIN!
Friday, August 25, 2006
(MONONGAHELA, August 25) -- Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey -- responding to another misleading statement this week by Jack Murtha -- released the following statement:
"Once again, Jack Murtha is putting out 'facts' that just aren't facts. Earlier this week, Mr. Murtha used the announcement of a recall of Marines as an excuse to once again criticize the war effort. 'Bringing these Marines back to active duty after their tour of service was complete shows we are unable recruit [sic] the necessary volunteers to maintain troop levels in our armed forces,' he said.
"Nothing could be further from the truth. The sad fact is, even Mr. Murtha -- a decorated veteran with 37 years in the military, as we are constantly reminded -- would have known that, had he bothered to check his vaunted connections at the Department of Defense.
"According to Defense Department statistics released 13 days before he made his statement (available online at: DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for July), the Marines have met and in fact surpassed their recruiting and retention goals: for the month of July, the Marine Corps' recruiting goal was 2,865, but they actually recruited 3,197 volunteers -- 112 percent of their goal. For the Fiscal Year that began on October 1, 2005, the Marine Corps recruiting goal through the end of July 2006 was 23,968; during that time period, the Marine Corps actually recruited 24,300 -- 101 percent of their goal.
"The other services are having similar recruitment successes:
"For the month of July, the Army's goal was to recruit 10,450; they actually recruited 10,890 -- 104 percent of their goal. For the Fiscal Year that began on October 1, 2005, the Army recruiting goal through the end of July 2006 was 60,150; during that time period, the Army actually recruited 62,505 -- 104 percent of their goal.
"For the month of July, the Navy's goal was to recruit 4,043; they actually recruited 4,043 -- 100 percent of their goal. For the Fiscal Year that began on October 1, 2005, the Navy recruiting goal through the end of July 2006 was 28,499; during that time period, the Navy actually recruited 28,499 -- 100 percent of their goal.
"For the month of July, the Air Force's goal was to recruit 2,121; they actually recruited 2,130 -- 100 percent of their goal. For the Fiscal Year that began on October 1, 2005, the Air Force recruiting goal through the end of July 2006 was 24,968; during that time period, the Air Force actually recruited 25,089 -- 100 percent of their goal.
"In other words, each of the four services is meeting or surpassing their recruiting goals, on both a monthly and an annual basis. Which means that once again, Jack Murtha is using 'facts' that are not facts to bolster his argument. This is a matter pertaining to the most important issue of our time, and Mr. Murtha has a responsibility to get the facts right.
"Now, one of two things is true: Either Jack Murtha knew he was not telling the truth when he misstated the facts, or he did not. If he knew he was not telling the truth, and said it anyway, he does not have the integrity necessary to be a Member of Congress. If he did not know he was not telling the truth, then he is not competent to be a Member of Congress.
"Which is it, Mr. Murtha?"
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Paid for by Diana Irey for Congress www.irey.com
It is time for Murtha to go.
He is just a dangerous doddering old fool. Has to wipe the drool off frequently. Changes the Depends 4 times a day. Usus the motorized cart at Wal Mart.
...wishing for days when traitors like this would have been put in the slammer, or deported.
Diana Irey Ping*
You are fast! In before the ping again! :-)
He just.....never learns, does he?
Today smoothsailing, tomorrow Pookie18
Please help me understand, but, doesn`t it seem that the only reason to have reserves is to be able to use them when they`re needed?
Pookies Toons Bump and Ping!
Murtha will win in a recount. I am taking bets on it. The votes will keep getting counted until Murtha wins.
I will parlay this with there will be a number of races where the same thing is going to happen. Republicans will win, and the RATS will pull a Obrador.
It is my belief Murtha intentionally ignores the facts and truth because they don't fit his agenda of undermining the Bush administration, our military and our country. He is a pathetic example of a Congressman.
Support Diana Irey and help retire Murtha.
He's already established he doesn't have the integrity to be a member of Congress ( a very loose standard by any measure). As far as Murtha's competency is concerned you only have to go back to his preposterous idea of pulling the Marines out of Iraq, establish a quick reactionary force to go back in from time to time if necessary, and base them in Okinawa some 5000 miles away. Easily twice that distance if deployed by sea.
"Fire The Liar!!!"
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