This is for you, Murtha.
(thanks, Tom – you did it again just when I needed it!)
Remember, you can write your own letter to Murtha and Tim Sumner will hand deliver them. This is LCpl Sharrat’s father’s letter:
I am the father of L/Cpl Justin Sharratt. On 17 May 2006 you accused my son and his fellow Marines of killing “innocent civilians in cold blood.” In making such a statement you have denied my son, and his comrades, their constitutional rights to a fair trial. You violated their rights to due process and the presumption of innocence.
As a U. S. Congressman you took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. This is not a oath to be taken lightly. On numerous occasions you, Congressman Murtha, have made unsupported, untruthful allegations involving an ongoing Haditha investigation. You added further to these transgressions by lying to the American people as to the source of your unsupported allegations. You sir have violated this oath, you have violated this sacred trust. Marines, soldiers and sailors have been dying for over two hundred years to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. You have disgraced their sacrifices with your callous disregard for Our Haditha Marines.
The people of the United States and those of Pa Congressional District 12 deserve better in their representative, they demand better. An apology would be too late — too little. Congressman John Murtha, I ask for your resignation as the Congressional Representative of District 12 — the people of the United States demand your resignation.
God Bless Our Haditha Marines
Editor — Add your email to Mr. Sharratt’s, the ones I will take to Congressman Murtha’s district office, by clicking here. Please, be succinct and civil while telling Congressman John Murtha how you really feel.