Bob Owens, Confederate Yankee
Gary Gross, California Conservative
Biggus Dickus, Blue Crab Boulevard
Dear Mr. Hewitt, Mr Owens, Mr. Gross, and Mr. Dickus,
About a week and a half ago, each of you published scathing posts attacking Rep. John Murtha for his comments about war crimes at Al Haditha, Iraq. Mr Owens called for Murtha's censure; Mr. Dickus demanded his resignation; Mr. Gross wants him frog marched off the Hill.
What seemed to enrage you the most about Murtha's comments was that he had made them before it has been established by the Marine Corps that a crime had been committed. I couldn't agree more. I mean we aren't talking about a goatherd at Gitmo here, we can't jump to any conclusions until Our Leader and Sean Hannity tell us it's acceptable to do so.
Maybe it wasn't a war crime at all. The final report might show that the victims were all terrorists. Who knows? Perhaps the 6 year old was shouldering an RPG and the 3 and 4 year olds were manning a .50 cal machine gun. We won't know until the final report is issued.
But as much grief as you gave Murtha for his remarks, you haven't written a word about these remarks attributed to Rep. John Kline:
"I was saddened, surprised and outraged that this could happen," Kline said. He said he thought the incident would be regarded as "a horrific aberration" for the Marines.
This was not an accident. This was not an immediate response to an attack. This would be an atrocity.
Why have you been silent? Isn't he jumping to the same conclusion as Murtha? An official report hasn't been issued. He can't be certain that a war crime was committed, can he.
Worse yet, like Murtha, Kline is a retired Marine. Why is it that these ex-leathernecks seem to be the angriest about what happened at Haditha? Does leaving the Marine Corps cause you to hate America? Maybe you should look into that.
Oh wait. I just realized that Kline is a Republican and one of Our Leader's most loyal servants.
Gen. JC Christian, patriot
Note: I added the second quote after I sent the email. Confederate Yankee obviously didn't see it before he wrote this post.