Murtha abides alone

It's never a happy day when I have to call a soldier on his crap. Murtha has been issuing his share of crap lately.

For those who say, "He's got a right to his opinion", I say, "So do I". Murtha may have been a hero once, but with his recent statement he has disgraced the uniform and more over the blood of those who have died.

I'm not alone in my opinion, as my email box full of emails from soldiers today let me know. Further, Murtha may not want to join up today but the rest of the men and women in uniform do not agree his "opinion":

From the Military Times poll of 1,215 active-duty servicemen:

Would you recommend a military career to others?
Yes 82%, No 13%

If you had to decide today would you re-enlist or - if an officer - extend your commitment?
Yes 70%, No 19%

Murtha's opinion of retreat is in a minority - a cowardly minority.

Perhaps re-reading the Code of Conduct will refresh Col. Murtha of his oath, which is the oath of every soldier, sailor and marine:

Article I: I am an American, fighting in the armed forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

Article II: I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.

Article III: If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

Article IV: If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information nor take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

Article V: When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service, number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

Article VI: I will never forget that I am an American, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

Nope, I don't see "Hey everybody run, this thing is a quagmire!" Obvious Murtha is ignorant the poll showing a clear majority of service men and women saying that all this "retreat" talk hurts morale.

I reinterate - he needs to shut his piehole.


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