Send this Old Warhorse to the Barn
Marines like to say, "Once a Marine, always a Marine." Though not a Marine myself, this old ex-paratrooper is a staunch supporter of the Corps and believes John Murtha has shown himself to be the exception to that rule. His latest attack on our troops specifically targets the Corps and belies his adherence to the Corps' creed, "Semper Fidelis," always faithful.
Murtha has become the darling of the liberals; like John Kerry he's a Vietnam veteran who uses his military credentials to attack our troops and their mission. As a fellow Vietnam vet, I've been loathe to comment on Murtha because, unlike Kerry, this guy was the genuine article, an enlisted man who rose to the rank of full colonel while serving in extended combat operations.
For that, we owe him. However, we can only accept so much disparagement of our troops before we say, "Enough!" and retire this particular Marine once and for all. That time has come. Murtha has a worthy challenger for his too long held office in the fall elections, Diana Irey. Here is information about her and a means to contribute to her campaign: http://www.irey.com/
I have just made a contribution to her campaign as I hope you will. We should all get on board and support her election efforts regardless of where we reside because Murtha's continuing diatribes against our troops and our country provide aid and comfort to our enemies, a situation that affects us all. Russ Vaughn
2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division