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October 30, 2007

ABSCAM Unindicted Co-Conspiritor Jack Murtha Gets An Election Opponent

It’s not old, it’s early. Really early. But old “In cold blood” Jack is going up against someone unlikely to back down. Lt. Col William Russell (US Army ret) is going to take the fight to Murtha in his own backyard

While Murtha’s encounters with wounded soldiers have solidified his stance on Iraq, Russell said a similar encounter left him with the opposite impression: To withdraw from Iraq, he argues, would render the sacrifices of those soldiers pointless.

“I think Mr. Murtha is just flat-out wrong,” Russell said.

The Republican also cites, as Irey did, Murtha’s public accusation that U.S. Marines murdered innocent civilians in the Iraq town of Haditha in 2005.

The congressman, Russell contends, is “playing right into the hands of this enemy.”

On his Web site, Russell takes that line of thought a step further and attempts to raise the stakes for next year’s election.

“In this war against Islamic radicalism, the political battle of the 2008 election in the Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District is a critical turning point,” he said.

Russell is putting his money where his mouth and feelings are. He left the Army two years short of his full retirement just to move to the district and take on Murtha.

While he still might have to win a primary just to get his shot in the general election, it looks like he’s going to beat the hell out of Murhta and attempt to hold the Congressman accountable for his big mouth and pork spending. Even if Russell accomplishes nothing else, that's still quite a service.


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