Probably the Harshest words ever a living Marine could speak about Congressman Murtha, and they are spoke by the Commandant of the Corp. (Ok he is Chairman of JCS but the first Marine to hold the post… so that makes him like Commandant to the second power)
“That’s damaging to recruiting,” Pace said. “It’s damaging to morale of the troops who are deployed, and it’s damaging to the morale of their families who believe in what they are doing to serve this country.”……
“When a respected leader like Mr. Murtha, who has spent 37 extremely honorable years as a Marine, fought in two wars, has served the country extremely well in the Congress of the United States _ when a respected individual like that says what he said, and 18- and 19-year- olds look to their leadership to determine how they are expected to act, they can get the wrong message,” Pace said.
a nice balanced and thought out statement from a man who can’t be -to- political