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Jack "Lummox" Murtha Receives Distinguished Service Award from the Navy?!

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 Service Award.”

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:

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