The Navy's decision to name a ship for the late Rep. John Murtha has outraged some critics who have not forgiven the Pennsylvania Democrat for accusing U.S. Marines of murdering Iraqi civilians "in cold blood" five years ago.
The Washington Times denounced the tribute to the powerful congressman, a former Marine Corps officer, in its editorial on Thursday.
"This is a slap in the face to every service member who bridled when Murtha publicly accused Marines in Iraq of intentionally killing women and children in cold blood," the editorial reads.
The newspaper said the honor shouldn't go to "a political hack whose most successful defensive maneuver was saving his pork-laden earmarks from surprise attacks of fiscal responsibility."
I couldn't agree more. In fact, Murtha the piece of crap shows my feelings fairly well for an old dead guy.
Where I come from, that hand gesture is universal for "Bravo Sierra!!"
Come to your senses, Navy.