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Ex-Marine Murtha (Not former Marine Murtha, EX-Marine Murtha.  In the Marine Corps that’s a significant difference.) was given a citation for his “selfless devotion to the Nation’s Sailors and Marines…”?   Really?  For his devotion to repeatedly claiming on national television that eight United States Marines were cold-blooded killers?

That would be these eight Marines he’s taling about. From the Don’t Honor John Murtha Petition to the Secretary of the Navy:

Eight Marines were originally charged. As of March 17th, 2009 all charges were dropped against six Marines, one was found not guilty on all counts in courts martial. The prosecution has delayed the court martial of the final defendant indefinitely. The original allegations of a massacre and the statements of Congressman Murtha have been thoroughly discredited. Despite the facts, John Murtha refuses to apologize to those he slandered.

Is this citation really about Murtha’s devotion to United States Sailors and Marines?

Sign the Petition. I already did.

12:58 am EST

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Victory in Iraq Day

Everything I’ve been reading at various milblogs and elsewhere for some time now has been indicating to me that we have won.  The Iraq War is over.  For all the evidence on why the war is over and why November 22, 2008 has been declared VI Day, click the below image.

victory

Thank you to all the wonderful men and women in the United States Military – the face of grace – for a job well done!

12:01 am EST

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General David Petraeus is now in charge of Central Command and, as such, assumes responsibility for both Iraq and Afghanistan.

New head of the U.S. Central Command, U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, left, shakes hands with outgoing head U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey, as U.S. Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, looks on during Change of Command Ceremonies Friday morning Oct. 31, 2008 at MacDill Air force Base in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

3:24 pm EST

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Yeah, I watch too much Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  This story, though, isn’t about that show.  This story is about veterans, volunteers, Operation Coming Home, Blackhawks, and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, The Black Daggers, coming together to build a home for Joey and Jayme Bozik.  Bob Owens at Confederate Yankee has the details, pictures, and links.  In particular, check out the video at the WRAL link.  Today, October 27th, is Joey’s “Alive Day” — the day he awoke from a coma after losing both legs and an arm in Iraq in 2004. (via AoSHQ)

3:43 pm EST

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Dear Mr. Obama

The latest viral video.  Be sure to watch it all the way through to the end.

Thank you for your service, Joe Cook.

(H/T Craig)

9:55 pm EST

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As it should be

Former Marine Jose Luis Nazario Jr. was found not guilty of murder by a civilian jury in Riverside California.  He’d been charged with killing or causing “others to kill four unarmed detainees on Nov. 9, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq, during some of the fiercest fighting of the war.”  It was a travesty that he was charged by a civilian prosecutor and tried in a civilian court.  If you’re unfamiliar with this case, Blackfive has a roundup of his prior posts on the matter, and links to The Captain’s Journal which highlights exactly why the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act should be abolished.  At the very least, it should be amended to exclude members of the Armed Forces.

12:20 am EST

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Mrs. Greyhawk has the story of someone who made the time to visit with and thank our wounded troops at Walter Reed.  He expresed “gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by these great warriors, soldiers,” as well as their families’ sacrifices.   It’s good to know that others appreciate the men and women of the United States military and understand the importance of showing it.

11:50 pm EST

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