My apologies for the almost profanity I just blasted out there. I just got done cleaning the coffee that I spewed all over my wife's laptop as I was eating breakfast with Little Deebow, because I almost lost my breakfast when I clicked the link and read this:
In one of his last moves before leaving office March 13, then-Navy Secretary Donald Winter quietly awarded 19-term Democratic congressman John Murtha (Pa.) with the service's highest civilian honor.
I was immediately a little suspicious about what kind of award Mr. Murtha could have received, knowing that he hasn't done anything honorable lately, at least that I can remember. So I checked the Way Back Machine event tabulator I had next to my oatmeal and it says Representative Jack Murtha was an unindicted co-conspirator in the ABSCAM investigation done by the FBI, blatantly called his constituents racists and backwoods red-necks and, most recently, called United States Marines engaged in combat "Cold Blooded Killers" for their actions during a firefight in Haditha, Iraq.
WOW! Now that is one honorable Congressman...
Then I read this part and the coffee began a spewin'....
Citing Murtha's "courageous leadership, vision, and loyalty to the men and women of the Department of the Navy," Winter presented the influential chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's defense panel with the Navy's Distinguished Public Service Award, an honor bestowed in "those extraordinary cases where individuals have demonstrated exceptionally outstanding service of substantial and long term benefit to the Navy, Marine Corps, or the Department of the Navy as a whole," a Murtha release stated.
REALLY??? The former SECNAV thought that Rep. Murtha was someone who had "loyalty" to the men and women of the Department of the Navy? He really believed that Rep. Murtha had rendered "exceptionally outstanding service?"
I am going to call the FBI HRT, MARSOC Det 1, SOG-Delta, somebody that can rescue the former SECNAV, because he must certainly have done this under duress. Some sort of hostage situation involving family members or the family's pet poodle I am guessing, and any of those elite units probably already has some kind of force package set up for something like this.
Or maybe Rep. Murtha has some pictures of him involving garters, a goat wearing a diaper and a naked seal (Not the combat variety) that he threatened to release.
That, or the Department of the Navy needs to look at a complete overhaul of their drug screening program.
But I am hopeful, because VFF is on the case and so far, they have a petition that has 35,000 supporters on it.
Well, 35,001 now...