I don't usually speak ill of the dead too much. After someone dies, there is nothing that can be done or said, to change the fate of the dearly departed....either in relation to his image or as it applies to his eternal rest.
But I need to say something here, as part of my process.
I do not want to feel the ill I currently feel towards Jack Murtha.
But I do.
I am bitter about the way he treated those Marines without knowing the entire story. While many of his foes in Washington are saying nice things about him only because he is dead, I won't do it.
So what if he was once a man of valor serving this great nation as a modern day knight in the U.S. Marine Corps? Once a Marine always a Marine.... and this Marine turned his back on his brethren. I don't say that he should support someone who commits atrocities for the hell of it, but he sold these men up for his political advantage.
So let me summarize this in plain terms:
I do not celebrate his death. However, I am not going to be a hypocrite.
I am not going to say a bunch of stuff that I cannot say in good faith, about a man that lost his soul in Washington politics. You are all free to to if you wish. But I cannot do it and maintain any sense of integrity.
If I am wrong, may God forgive me. I will answer for it. But right now, it just isn't in me.