Murtha didn't lie. a lie is when you knowingly deceive. Murtha didn't knowingly deceive. Murtha was being a douche when he jumped to conclusions about the incident and clearly said more than he should have.
It was a lie. He used the Marines to falsely accuse them of atrocities for political points.
You are a child molester, See I don't know so I am not knowingly deceive. But by all means, defend the man who lied about the Marines at Haditha.
but making a mistake where you say things about something that happened is much less worse than a mistake made where civilians died. I didn't follow the case closely, but did it end that there wasn't enough evidence to convict the marines? and meanwhile Murtha can't be sued. so douchieness gets off the hook in our country.
So you are calling marines, who were found "innocent" douches and you base this off of your admitted ignorance. Nice.
Obfuscation again on your part. He claimed without evidence and without anyone being convicted that these marines committed "cold blooded murder". This was a lie and you trying to change the subject is not working.
no matter how it happened, I'm saddened that an infant, young girls, women, etc, were killed. it has nothing to do with what Murtha said, or whether or not the Marines even did it. and regardless of guilt or innocence, Murtha was right when he said, "This is the kind of war you have to win the hearts and minds of the people. And we're set back every time something like this happens."
of course, reactionary hawks will disagree. but there you go.
of course anti-troop left wing kooks will rally behind murtha over the reputation of our armed forces, but there you go.