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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Marines vs. Murtha

(Fox News) - A Marine Corps investigator has recommended that murder charges against Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt be dropped in the killing of three Iraqis at Haditha. Now the Marine's parents say they will ask Congress to censure Pennsylvania Democrat John Murtha for saying that Marines "overreacted" and killed civilians "in cold blood."

Cybercast News reports Darryl Sharratt and his wife plan to visit Murtha's office. Sharratt says Murtha "denied my son — and the other Marines involved — their constitutional rights to a fair trial and a presumption of innocence."

Murtha's office had no comment. Murtha is already being sued by another Haditha defendant who claims the congressman defamed him while discussing the incident.


Anonymous PGB said...

Interesting developments have occurred in the case of the Marines in Haditha. Did Mr. Murtha help “Nifong” these soldiers? I don’t know what will become of this lawsuit but politicians need to use better judgment and avoid diarrhea of the mouth. I am surprised his office has “no comment” but I bet he “supports the troops”.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 10:19:00 AM  

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