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.