Via Sweetness and Light comes this bombshell:
The Citation reads:
“Congressman Murtha’s selfless devotion to the Nation’s Sailors and
Marines ensured they were provided the resources necessary to effectively
conduct the Global War on Terrorism. His
courageous leadership, vision, and loyalty to the men and women of the
Department of the Navy greatly contributed to their quality of life and helped
create the most modern and highly trained fighting force in history. As Chairman of Subcommittee on Defense of the
House Appropriations Committee, Congressman Murtha’s tireless advocacy helped
maintain the Navy and Marine Corps team at the highest levels of combat
readiness to meet the challenges of the 21st century. With grateful appreciation for his
outstanding contributions to the Nation and the Navy and Marine Corps,
Congressman Murtha is awarded the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public
Hey, Navy, while you're at it, let's give Dick "pol pot" Durbin an award too...
Seriously, people, that ex-Marine has not expressed selfless devotion to our military. Instead, he has thrown them under the bus for political purposes. And that's about the best way I can put it on a PG13 rated blog.
There is a petition to express your disappointment in the Secretary of the Navy here.
Update: The Military Motivator team already had him pegged. Should've known: