August 3, 2006 |
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), a Vietnam veteran who has emerged as a leading critic of the war in Iraq, defended himself Wednesday against accusations that he had defamed Marines under investigation in the slayings of 24 civilians in Haditha, saying he publicized the incident to illustrate the pressures soldiers face in Iraq. Murtha was sued Wednesday in federal court by Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich, the senior enlisted man on the scene of the Nov.
November 2, 1991 |
The 33-year-old son of Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) was arrested in a drug sweep on charges of dealing crack cocaine. He already has a record for burglary and robbery. John Mark Murtha remained jailed Friday in lieu of $20,000 bond after his arraignment Thursday. Earlier in the day he had been arrested at his Greensburg home on charges of possessing and selling crack cocaine, officials said. A Dec. 8 hearing was set.
June 10, 2006 |
Rep. John P. Murtha, a 16-term Pennsylvania Democrat known for his close ties to the military and his outspoken opposition to the war in Iraq, will run for House majority leader if Democrats win control of the chamber in November, he told Democratic colleagues. Murtha, 73, wrote them a letter saying he would seek the post "if we prevail, as I hope and know we will, and return to the majority this next Congress."
May 12, 2006 |
Rep. John P. Murtha, a Vietnam veteran first elected in the antiwar fever of 1974, predicted Thursday that American troops would be brought home from Iraq by 2007. Either President Bush will bow to public opinion or Democrats will have won control of the House of Representatives and increased pressure on the White House, Murtha (D-Pa.) said in an interview. Most likely, there will be a "tidal wave" that propels Democrats into the majority, Murtha said.
March 10, 2006 |
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), a Vietnam veteran who has denounced the war in Iraq, was named a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Thursday. Alberto Mora, a former Navy general counsel who warned Pentagon officials that U.S. policies on terrorism detainees could invite abuse, also will receive the award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
May 7, 1989 |
An official U.S. delegation of election observers, dispatched by President Bush to monitor Panama's elections today, landed at this U.S. air base Saturday and set the stage for a potential confrontation with the Panamanian government over their presence in the country. Rep. John Murtha, (D-Pa.), the head of the delegation, told reporters in a brief news conference on the air base tarmac that the 21-member group arrived with "the appropriate documents necessary to get into the country."