30 September 2008

The Butter-Cutter On Marine Sues Rep. Murtha For Slander

As I walked up to the virtual Chow Line, I noticed that The Butter-Cutter was unshaven and red-eyed, “Did you have a bad night last night?” I asked.

“Hell no! It was a great night! So good, I got no sleep. OK! Waddaya got today that's gonna piss me off?”

“Well, I've read that an honorably discharged Marine lance corporal, by the name of Justin Sharratt, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Democratic Representative, John Murtha, for slander. (1) 

“THAT Congress maggot!” he barked back. I read the article and it says that this Congress maggot repeatedly said on CNN, NBC, 'n' then some that the Marines at Haditha 'killed innocent civilians in cold blood,' ” The Butter-cutter said.

“Yes, that's what I read also. However, Mr. Murtha is a decorated Marine veteran of the Vietnam War; and, upon his retirement from the Marine Corps Reserve in 1990 as a colonel, he was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal by the Commandant of the Marine Corps,” I explained. (2)

“That makes him a double Congress maggot! He's got all that Marine Corps experience and he calls his brother Marines who fought at Haditha 'murderers!' He should be declared one o' them 'Personas Not Grateful' by the Commandant!” The Butter-Cutter suggested. 

“If you're saying that he should be declared 'persona non grata' the Commandant can't do that. Besides, he's an elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives,” I tried to explain. 

"First, I got no freakin' idea what a 'grata' is. This mother f***er has shown that he ain't grateful for bein' a Marine by sayin' the shit he said about Marines. So, I SAY: The Commandant should declare him 'PERSONA NOT GRATEFUL' 'n' publish it in an ALMAR so every Marine knows that this maggot ain't welcome among Marines!” he barked back.

I mulled over telling The Butter-Cutter that person non grata means, "an unwelcome person"; but decided against it. “OK. But lets get the facts of this situation straight. 'Military prosecutors have said 24 Iraqis, including women and children, were killed in Hadithah on 19 November 2005. Four enlisted Marines, including Sharratt, were originally charged in those killings and four officers were charged in connection to the investigation. One officer was acquitted and charges have since been dropped against everyone else except SSgt. Frank Wuterich, whose case is pending. Also, Wuterich sued Murtha for defamation in 2006 and that suit is still pending.' ” (1)

"There ya go! Nobody's guilty o' shit! I ask ya, has that Congress-maggot apologized ta them Marines?” he asked

“Not that I know of. However, that's probably because Mr. Murtha did not name any specific Marine in his accusations.”

“WHAT? He used the name 'Marines' and said they 'killed innocent civilians in cold blood.' What the f*** does that mean? It means Marines MURDERED them people. And, this Congress maggot, said that before ANYBODY was found guilty of anything in court; and now, all have been cleared but one. This is the same forked-tongued mother f***in' politician that's usin' a flier in his re-election campaign that says, 'Honoring Our Troops and Veterans is a Top Priority for John Murtha.' For this maggot, 'Honoring our Troops' means paintin' Marines as MURDERERS!”

“Hold-on! You're becoming over-wrought by this issue.

“No, man. I ain't over . . . whatever. This guy might o' retired as a Marine colonel, but he's a Marine no more. In sayin' what he said about Marines, he showed he forgot a Marine ground truth: Marines don't kill innocent civilians! Only murderers do!“

Semper . . . Persona Grateful,

Anthony F. Milavic

Major USMC (Ret.)


Waddaya think?

(7 Thinks)

ken martin said:   September 30th, 2008 6:48 am

The term "ex" Marine should never be used....with the possible exception of Murtha. Perhaps The Commandant could invoke a new regulation call "excommunication" similar to that of the Catholic Church. Or conduct a ceremony where Murtha`s buttons and all Marine emblems are cut from his clothing, and break his{murtha`s} sword in half

Jack Whitesell said:   September 30th, 2008 8:40 am

Went too easy on Murtha----- Agree that he is an Ex-M as well as Ex citizen of this world------ They/we/someone should have taken him down with Friendly-Fire years ago-----

SuzyTwoTablets said:   September 30th, 2008 11:54 am

No current or former member of any branch of service should speak to him again. Shun him. Never speak his name again. To be known forever more as: Murthaphucka ......write his name in a circle and draw a line through it wear it as a patch. 

Sniperbait66 said:   September 30th, 2008 12:37 pm

I vote for "Excommunication", and his name officially reviled in the Marine Corps records for conduct unbecoming a Marine. He shot off his big mouth as a "Looka ME!, looka ME!" gesture of self aggrandizement. He wanted to be noticed. He's been "noticed" now the bastard.

GI Wilson said:   September 30th, 2008 2:24 pm

Ex-communicant-Murtha adds a new dimension to the word "BETRAYAL" for Marines. He sold out the troops, himself, the Corps, and his Country for political gain and Washington showmanship. He energized the "bad guys" just like Jane Fonda. Enough said. S/f GI

DC Wright, SSgt USMC Retired said:   October 2nd, 2008 3:16 pm
I would allow Murtha to call himself a Marine again--- but only AFTER he undergoes the cleansing ritual of the vat of boiling oil. A good heat-to-toe cleansing will wipe away his transgressions. If he doesn't want that, perhaps a week in the embrace of the Iron Maiden would help clear his mind.

Former Marine Rifleman Murphy said:   October 4th, 2008 10:29 am
Last night as I was driving south on US 9 and passed from the Village of Sleepy Hollow into the Village of Tarrytown, there on the right, in Patriot's Park by Wildey's Brook there stands an important monument, recalling an incident from our War for Independence. I reflected upon the monument which I saw there. It is to the three local men, John Paulding, William Rogers and Isaac van Wart, who captured the English Major John Andre, with the plans to West Point in his boot. I can truly say that I was nearly as shocked at Mr. Murtha's betrayal of our Corps, as George Washington was at being betrayed by the general who gave those plans to the Brits. Mr. Murtha's shame is shared, to some extent, by those of his constituents who voted to reelect him (sometimes democracy gets you the government you deserve - now, there's a chilling thought). Andre is buried in Westminster Abbey, I don't care (and apparantly neither do the English) where the other guy got planted. We can only hope that, when his time comes, Mr. Murtha (barring public repentence - plus whatever might be the 21st century equivalent of sack-cloth-and-ashes) will at least have the decency to NOT try to be buried in a National Cemetery, and not with a government stone bearing the inscription "USMC." 

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