Three cheers for US Marine Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich for standing up for himself, his fellow Marines and our armed forces against those who are advocating retreat.
Marine Names Murtha In Defamation Suit – Washington Post
A Marine Corps staff sergeant who led the squad accused of killing two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, will file a lawsuit today in federal court in Washington claiming that Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) defamed him when the congressman made public comments about the incident earlier this year.
Attorneys for Frank D. Wuterich, 26, argue in court papers that Murtha tarnished the Marine’s reputation by telling news organizations in May that the Marine unit cracked after a roadside bomb killed one of its members and that the troops “killed innocent civilians in cold blood.” Murtha also said repeatedly that the incident was covered up.
In the court filing, obtained by The Washington Post, the lawyers say that Murtha made the comments after being briefed by Defense Department officials who “deliberately provided him with inaccurate and false information.” Neal A. Puckett and Mark S. Zaid, suing for libel and invasion of privacy, also wrote that Murtha made the comments outside of his official scope as a congressman.
Once again, the career bureaucrats are putting their policy disagreements ahead of what is best for our troops on the ground. It is time to clean house of these MadLibs at State, DOD, NSA and CIA.
Term limits for Federal Bureaucrats — long overdue!