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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Slander the troops and be honored for it...

This was found on the Washington Times site, via I believe naming even a garbage scow after a man who denigrated our military for his own personal gain to be a slap in the face of our armed forces. Murtha was a corrupt (remember Abscam), treacherous (Haditha comments) coward. I realize he had earned the Purple Heart in Viet Nam as a Marine, undoubtedly he truly deserved that honor. But IMO all his courage and integrity must have vanished soon after taking office in D.C.. Here's the story;

The late Rep. John Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, has achieved his highest undeserved honor. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has decided to name the Navy's newest San Antonio Class amphibious transport-dock LPD 26 the USS John P. Murtha. This is a slap in the face to every service member who bridled when Murtha publicly accused Marines in Iraq of intentionally killing women and children in cold blood.

Murtha made his views known after details emerged about a firefight in Haditha in November 2005 in which 24 Iraqis were killed. Murtha accused the Marines of engaging in premeditated murder and agreed with MSNBC's Chris Matthews that this was "exactly" like the 1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam. Charges later were brought against eight Marines but have since been dropped against all but one. However, Murtha's theatrical rush to judgment still rankles Americans in uniform, whose views on the congressman range from disappointment to the belief that he gave aid and comfort to the enemy.

"This dishonors every Marine who will serve aboard that ship," a Navy officer told The Washington Times. "And it sends a poor message to the acquisition community that politicians can have ships named after them just for sending pork back to their districts." Milblogger "CDR Salamander," who served in the Navy for 21 years, told us this was "a naked political move" and "nothing about this man will be inspiring to the crew assigned to the ship."

To his credit, Murtha was a combat-wounded veteran of Vietnam, but he is hardly unique in that respect. The USNS Benavidez is named for Army Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez, who, wounded and under heavy assault, saved the lives of eight men at Loc Ninh in South Vietnam in 1968. He was awarded the Medal of Honor. Likewise the USNS 1st Lt. Harry L. Martin, which is named for a Marine who was mortally wounded on Iwo Jima while leading his men in a counterattack against a massed Japanese suicide charge. The USNS Shughart is named after Sgt. 1st Class Randy Shughart, killed at the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. These are the types of veterans who should be given such an honor, not a political hack whose most successful defensive maneuver was saving his pork-laden earmarks from surprise attacks of fiscal responsibility.

The idea to name the ship after Murtha probably did not originate with the Navy secretary. Some speculate that this is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's parting salute to one of her loyal hatchet men. San Antonio Class vessels traditionally are named after cities, and this is the first such ship to be named after a person. Because this recommendation breaks protocol and tradition, the Navy Department should release the documents that pinpoint its origins and the process by which it was decided.

It's doubtful that the ship naming will do much to honor Murtha. The brave Marines and sailors who serve aboard this vessel probably will refer to it only as LPD 26 or come up with a colorful nickname like "Porky Pig" or the "Fat Bastard" (the Marine favorite). Perhaps Murtha could still be useful in supplying the ship's slogan: "Cold Blooded Killers."

I've always sympathized with the crew of the USS Jimmy Carter, fortunately most of the present crew is probably too young to appreciate their poor luck. As for Murtha, I wouldn't name a shitbarge after that fat turd.

Below is the address for any mail to be sent to SecNav on this matter. Unfortunately I'm unable to find an email address.

Office of the Secretary of the Navy
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20350-2000


Nereus said...

I can't agree with you more. This turd did more harm to our nation and the patriots who have serve it than any blood he may have spilled when he got that purple.

The scales won't balance unless you do the math the D.C. way.
But that is because the current and future leaders of our Navy (until the next truly Take the lead and do the right thing or die/sink war)are acting like an bunch of bar girls from Olongapo or Subic during an extended availability of your boat.

I know you run a christian blog so sorry for the mild Sailor talk,( and it was hard to keep it mild) but the upper brass in the USN have pissed me off on this one. They might as well have dedicated a boat to Jim Jones for all the good that this hunk of whale excrement has truly done for our country and those who have served in the Armed forces in relation to what he did to enrich himself and his cronies.


Subvet said...

Don't worry about the language, I only get offended if the Lord's name is taken in vain.

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