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Marine calls Murtha ‘some fat little bastard.’

By Faiz Shakir on November 3, 2008 at 7:00 pm

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murtha.gifThe 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.

Moreover, VetVoice notes that some of Murtha’s harshest critics fail to appreciate that Murtha worked tirelessly in Congress to get more funding for better armor to protect the troops.

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