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Friday, November 18, 2005

Stand Up and Be Counted: Congressman John Murtha

I wrote this letter to Congresmman John Murtha as he awaits his stand against those who try to revile him and make a fool out of him tonight on the floor of the House of Representatives:

Congressman Murtha:

I want to thank you for showing the courage necessary in this time of deceit, lies, and evil. The Bush administration has tried to usurp power in the US and you have shown the backbone that many in Congress cannot or will not display.

They will attempt to pillory you and revile you and turn you into a laughing-stock. Please realize that some respect you and wish God's strength in your fight with this moral cowardice. You are a hero in more than one way, and I believe that the Republicans and others in your own party who disparage your brave words and stand must look at themselves in the mirror someday and see the liars and dceivers they are. Of these traitors to America, we can echo the prophet Ezekiel's words:

[There is] a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof. Eze 22:25

It's time for Democrats to stop sounding like Dr. Evil "Mini-Me"s and promote a winning strategy for the soldiers and for the country. You are right to voice the pain and sense of betrayalthat the over 40,000 who have lost limbs, faces, eyes, noses feel and live with each day. You have heard the cries of the dispossessed, what the Bible calls the widows and orphans. They "devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation." Luk 20:47

I look forward to hearing your words as you stand against the hypocrisy and deceit that passes for justice in our government.

For a more skeptical analysis of Murtha's stand, see
'Hawks' and 'chickenhawks': yet more discursive detritus

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