Incredibly, the Navy (yes, OUR Navy) is planning to name a warship after the late John Murtha — a contemptible human being who served many years as a U.S. Congressman. A ragtag but vocal opposition movement is developing on Facebook…
Most of the opposition is because of Murtha’s remarks calling military personnel cold-blooded murderers. You’d think that alone would be enough to keep the Navy from naming a ship after him.
But it’s not. It turns our that senior military and defense folks are whores — selling names of ships to career Congress critters (regardless of their character) in exchange for the politicians’ votes support of military appropriations bills.
So let me add a bit more ammo on why this incredible scumbag should not have a warship named after him:
1. This Wikipedia article details how Murtha (and others) was caught agreeing to take bribes in the Abscam scandal. He SHOULD have gone to jail — or at least thrown out of the House, but he was not — much to the shame of both Congress and the voters in his district.
2. Murtha is a stain on democracy. Watch this stunning video of him temporarily chairing the House of Representatives. It’s what one expects to see in Third World dictatorships.
3. Consider this “must watch” video (many of you have likely already seen it) on ABC News about the expensive but empty “John Murtha Airport” — one of those insane pork projects that deserves “Hall of Shame” status.
4. Murtha’s insolence is topped only by his corruption. Here’s a good website with several other examples demonstrating Murtha’s true character — or lack of same.
Yeah, some might say I’m beating a dead horse — but that’d be a gratuitous insult of all horses, both living and dead.
Dead Murtha’s despicable career in Congress is still an issue — but only because senior Navy numbnuts deem him worthy of a ship name.