Joint Chiefs Chairman on Murtha

Posted by on January 5, 2006

Marine General Peter Pace commented on Murtha’s comments today at a presser and he isn’t pleased.

On Murtha’s comments about joining the military today if he could General Pace said:

“That’s damaging to recruiting,” Pace said. “It’s damaging to morale of the troops who are deployed, and it’s damaging to the morale of their families who believe in what they are doing to serve this country.”

and went on to say:

“When a respected leader like Mr. Murtha, who has spent 37 extremely honorable years as a Marine, fought in two wars, has served the country extremely well in the Congress of the United States _ when a respected individual like that says what he said, and 18- and 19-year- olds look to their leadership to determine how they are expected to act, they can get the wrong message,”

It’s a shame that this Marine had to speak up like this. Murtha’s peers in the House should have already been all over this but instead we hear crickets.

Maybe this Abramoff mess will clean out Congress and we can start over with people who are willing to call other members to the carpet when they get out of line. Congressman Murtha has every right to hold whatever opinions he wishes. He can believe our military isn’t worth his time. For him to SPEAK IT in time of war is irresponsible, reckless, and dangerous.

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