When you have nothing left to defend your stand and you have no morals, what is the last refuge? Drag your opponent down with you, of course.
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), the former Marine who is an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq, has become the latest Democrat to have his Vietnam War decorations questioned.
In a tactic reminiscent of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth assault on Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) during the 2004 presidential campaign, a conservative Web site yesterday quoted Murtha opponents as questioning the circumstances surrounding the awarding of his two Purple Hearts.
David Thibault, editor in chief of the Cybercast News Service, said the issue of Murtha’s medals from 1967 is relevant now “because the congressman has really put himself in the forefront of the antiwar movement.” Thibault said: “He has been placed by the Democratic Party and antiwar activists as a spokesman against the war above reproach.”
Cybercast is part of the conservative Media Research Center, run by L. Brent Bozell III, who accused some in the media of ignoring the Swift Boat charges, but Thibault said it operates independently. He said the unit, formerly called the Conservative News Service, averages 110,000 readers, mainly conservative, and provides material for other Web sites such as GOPUSA.
Sound familiar? Why, of course! That’s the same outfit that sponsored Jeff (“hotmilitarystud.com”) Gannon, the reporter who masqueraded as a male escort in the White House press room — or is it the other way around? Either way, he was a whore in the White House.
I just hope this time that there will be more of a response to this crap than what we got when Kerry was demonized. It may be all bullshit, but it needs to be called that, and loudly.