Should a Navy ship be named after Murtha?

Thomas Lifson
Under current plans, the United States Navy plans to honor the late Democrat congressman from Pennsylvania with a ship named for him. Opponents are organizing to prevent this, and launching the website NoMurthaShip.com:

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus plans to honor the late Congressman John Murtha by giving his name to the Navy's new LPD (Transport Dock Ship), to be launched in 2013.

In doing so, Sec. Mabus is breaking the Navy's tradition of naming its San Antonio-class amphibious transports after American cities. He is also honoring a man who:

   1) was one of the most corrupt members of the U.S. Congress, and

   2) called our Marines murderers who killed Iraqi women and children "in cold blood."

If the idea of honoring this corrupt man bothers you, visit the site. If the idea doesn't bother you, visit the site and view the pictures of Congressman Murtha accepting a bribe.

Under current plans, the United States Navy plans to honor the late Democrat congressman from Pennsylvania with a ship named for him. Opponents are organizing to prevent this, and launching the website NoMurthaShip.com:

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus plans to honor the late Congressman John Murtha by giving his name to the Navy's new LPD (Transport Dock Ship), to be launched in 2013.

In doing so, Sec. Mabus is breaking the Navy's tradition of naming its San Antonio-class amphibious transports after American cities. He is also honoring a man who:

   1) was one of the most corrupt members of the U.S. Congress, and

   2) called our Marines murderers who killed Iraqi women and children "in cold blood."

If the idea of honoring this corrupt man bothers you, visit the site. If the idea doesn't bother you, visit the site and view the pictures of Congressman Murtha accepting a bribe.