Join Vets For Freedom– Demand That Rep. Murtha Apologize For Smearing Innocent Marines

Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) smeared innocent US Marines serving in Iraq.
Murtha gave several interviews after an inaccurate story broke in TIME Magazine saying that the US marines killed innocent civilians “in cold blood.”
The story was later linked back to Al-Qaeda operatives.
Murtha was a willing dupe.

Today 7 of 8 Haditha marines have had their charges dismissed.
One US marine awaits justice.

Rep. John Murtha has yet to apologize for smearing these innocent men.

Today Vets For Freedom announced a campaign demanding that John Murtha apologize to these innocent marines for his hurtful and irresponsible comments.
This is a very powerful ad:

Dear Representative John Murtha,

In May 2006, you accused a group of United States Marines of killing “innocent civilians in cold blood”. You made these allegations during an ongoing investigation. In fact, a Marine Corps spokesman said that you made your statement a week before you had even been briefed.

You continued to accuse these eight Marines of “cold-blooded murder and war crimes” well into the next year, even after the Marine Corps itself said your comments on the matter “would be inappropriate and could undermine the investigatory and possible legal process.”

As a result of the investigation, the charges were dropped against 7 of the 8 Marines and the other Marine is awaiting his day in court.

However, you have not withdrawn your statements or apologized for your defamatory remarks.

Marines implicated in the incident believe that you have committed slander and libel against them. These United States Marines, whose honor you have attacked, deserve to hear an apology from you.

We, the undersigned, implore you, Representative Murtha, as a man who serves the public in Congress, as a man who once served in the Marine Corps, to do the honorable thing.

You must apologize.

Signed,

Pete Hegseth, Vets for Freedom
Erick Erickson, Red State
Paul Mirengoff, Powerline
Marc Danziger, Winds of Change
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit
Roger L. Simon, Pajamas Media
Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Alex Charyna, PA Watercooler

Please add your voice to this request by signing the list here.

Tell John Murtha to apologize!

Let Freedom Ring has more on VFF’s efforts aimed at Murtha.

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