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Jack Murtha and the Ghosts of Haditha by Kelley B. Vlahos -- Antiwar.com

Jack Murtha and the Ghosts of Haditha by Kelley B. Vlahos -- Antiwar.com

Jack Murtha and the Ghosts of Haditha
by Kelley B. Vlahos, January 24, 2012
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Nearly two years ago on Feb. 8, 2010, Rep. Jack Murtha, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, who was also a Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran, died of complications from gall bladder surgery.

In what is probably a first in modern Congressional history, his untimely death was greeted ghoulishly in certain unseemly sectors with cheers and jeers.


Rep. Jack Murtha
“Sufficient time has passed since John Murtha’s death to reckon with his true record,” carped right-wing maven Michelle Malkin four days after the 77-year-old died in a hospital just outside Washington in Arlington, Virginia.

“No tears for the wreckage, poison, and damage to the public trust he left behind… John ‘Jack’ Murtha was an unrepentant smear merchant and corruptocrat to the bitter end.”

And for what did Murtha deserve such a vicious postmortem? Four yea…