Marine Sues Murtha

From The Washington Post

A Marine Corps staff sergeant who led the squad accused of killing two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, will file a lawsuit today in federal court in Washington claiming that Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) defamed him when the congressman made public comments about the incident earlier this year.

Attorneys for Frank D. Wuterich, 26, argue in court papers that Murtha tarnished the Marine’s reputation by telling news organizations in May that the Marine unit cracked after a roadside bomb killed one of its members and that the troops “killed innocent civilians in cold blood.” Murtha also said repeatedly that the incident was covered up.

Note that although the article puts Cut-N-Run Murtha’s comments in the first couple of paragraphs of the story, it doesn’t mention that the investigation was not (and still is not completed) at the time of the comments.

This case is not about money; it’s about clearing Frank Wuterich’s name, and part of that is to identify where these leaks are coming from. Congressman Murtha has created this atmosphere that has already concluded guilt. He’s created this environment that really smells, and he’s the only one who has done that.

Previous Posts Haditha and Murtha’s comments:

Innocent until Proven Guilty, Haditha “Reporter” and Zarqawi Lieutenant, Related?, Fall Out from the Haditha Allegations, Marine Defense team to queston Authenticity of tape., Somalia and Iraq.. Why Cut N Run will not Work, Haditha Roundup, Marine Says Rules Were Followed, Haditha: Reasonable Doubt, Haditha, Human Rights Watch and CNN, Haditha, Murtha & Undermining our Troops in Iraq, Murtha’s Latest Tripe – Take Two –, Murtha’s Latest Tripe

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  1. I hope Murtha’s *ss gets chaffed. He deserves it. Some type of precedent needs to be made with the way pols run their mouths these days.

  2. While I do not know Mr. Murtha or his political views I did see how he expresses himself in political furvor. I think it is time we say to those who represent us and are the face of the American people that they need to be more respectful of individuals and pay the consequences for some of the really stupid things they say.

  3. Thank you for the comment David;

    Yes it is time for Murtha to accept the consequences of his actions…

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