Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), who last year called for the immediate pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq, this week accused an entire Marine company of murdering 15 Iraqis "in cold blood." Mr. Murtha claims he received his information from sources inside the Pentagon, which is conducting an investigation into the Nov. 15 incident in the town of Haditha.
Mr. Murtha concedes that he has not read any part of the Pentagon's unfinished report. All he has are his "sources." "Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood," he said.
The incompetent Murtha has no evidence, only his conjecture and innuendo. Murtha is blatantly irresponsible and should take his war against the Bush administration elsewhere. Outrageous claims by Murtha should never be made public or in press conferences where harm is done to our troops.
Charging Marines of crimes without proof is a crime in itself. Murtha continues to commit open atrocities with his poisonous bias and errant mouth. Maybe it's time the censure him!