"Marine calls Murtha ‘some fat little bastard.’"
The right-wing, led by Drudge, is promoting criticisms of Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) made by Iraq war vet Shawn Bryan. Calling Murtha “some fat little bastard,” Bryan — a Marine — asserted that Murtha’s efforts to reveal the cover-up of the Haditha massacres “betrayed” his service. But VetVoice’s RockRichard astutely notes that Bryan is getting worked up over comments that weren’t even directed at him. That’s because Bryan was not a member of the Marines who participated in the Haditha tragedy:
Shawn Bryan served in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines in Iraq. That Battalion returned from Iraq in early October of 2005, over a month before the Haditha killings.