This is Murtha.
Used by our nations enemies.
Perhaps a little cold water for those so quick to libel our fighting men and women:
Haditha Marine May Sue Murtha
June 20, 2008
Military.com|by Bryant Jordan
A Marine who was charged with failing to investigate the November 2005 killings of 24 Iraqis in the village of Haditha may sue Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., for libel and defamation of character, according to a report in the online news site, World Net Daily.
Attorney Brian Rooney made the comments during an interview with right-wing radio talk show host Michael Savage after a military judge dismissed the case against his client, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, on June 17 after finding that a general overseeing the case was improperly influenced by an investigator of the 2005 shootings.
According to the WND report, Rooney said any suit against Murtha, as well as a Time magazine reporter who wrote the first major piece on the killings, would have to wait until Chessani is fully “out of the woods.”
That’s not the case, yet, as prosecutors on June 19 filed a notice to appeal the dismissal. That move was made possible by the military judge’s decision to dismiss the charges against Chessani “without prejudice.”
Nearly all the Marines originally charged in connection with the Nov. 19, 2005, killings have been cleared, which has only helped to fuel the anger of many against Murtha, who early on claimed the killings had been done in cold blood, not self defense.
“There was no firefight,” Murtha said in May 2006. “There was no IED that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood.”
Rooney told Savage it would be difficult to sue a sitting congressman, but that it can be done.
"If he leaves his realm of speaking from the congressman's point of view … then he can be sued for libel and defamation," Rooney said.
Also eyed in a possible lawsuit is Tim McGuirk of Time. Rooney said the massacre story was planted by insurgents, and picked up on by McGuirk for his story...
Soooooo....McGuirk and Time are publishing stories planted by the...insurgents...and Murtha plays John Kerry....except worse because at least Kerry wasn't a member of congress as he lied to congress in his libelous wretched slander against the American military. I don't think libel and slander are accepted within the framework of "Freedom of Speech" even when levied against our military.
I think I hear some chickens coming home to roost.
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