Thursday, April 29, 2010

Honor Among Traitors

We have all heard the saying the "honor among thieves". In this case, we can translate this to corrupt politicians on the take. But how about a certain honor bestowed upon someone that many considered to be an enemy, from within?

If you are puzzled by all of this, maybe you didn't catch this one from the Navy Times:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the Navy’s decision to name an amphibious warship after Rep. John Murtha, but the formal announcement Friday added fuel to an already smoldering backlash online.

Murtha — “our dear Jack,” as Pelosi referred to him — deserved the honor as a tireless advocate for troops generally and Marines in particular, she said, and she recalled admiring his rapport with them.

“Whether on the battlefield, or on the bedside, he thanked them for their courage, listened to their concerns, and asked them for comment — and he answered their needs, and responded to their calls, whether it was for body armor, up-armored vehicles… radios, you name it,” Pelosi said. “In those minutes [together], he bonded with them especially because he would share his own personal military service with them, and cared for them as a father. They knew it, and they returned his respect.”

How about we modify this a little?

Let's change this to "Murtha-our dear Jack",--- deserved the honor as a seditious, treasonous, lying and thieving politician.... who gave aid and comfort to the enemy, just to score political points at home? Whether on the House floor, a campaign stop, or a media interview, he never failed to take a potshot at a Marine or Soldier who was getting shot at with real bullets, by calling them out of control terrorists and war criminals -- before they could be afforded any level of "due process".

Now that's what I call a real advocate for the troops.

The USS Murtha, what a catchy surrealistic ring that has to it.

I say, let's park it in the harbor next to the USS Rosenberg and USS Benedict Arnold, for effect.


A.C. McCloud said...

Word is it will be stationed in Okinawa, always remaining just on the horizon.

LASunsett said...

//Word is it will be stationed in Okinawa, always remaining just on the horizon.//

Brilliant. I bet Okinawans can hardly wait. That is, if they don't die laughing when they find out.

Anonymous said...

I think the USS Benedict Arnold would have been more fitting! Very well said Sunsett.


LASunsett said...

//I think the USS Benedict Arnold would have been more fitting!//

I was thinking more along the line of: USS Bastard.

Anonymous said...

LOL@ Sunsett!!! I like that one. And of course we would have some confusion as to exactly which bastard it referred to. Would have a HUGE number of members of Congress to choose from though! And we would save taxpayer dollars because we wouldn't have to build one and call it the USS Teddy Kennedy. Kind of "one size fits all".