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Lawmaker Apologizes To Marines For Remarks

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/14/AR2006081401003_pf.html

    Lawmaker Apologizes To Marines For Remarks

    By Josh White
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Tuesday, August 15, 2006; A03

    A Republican congressman apologized yesterday to the Marines under investigation in the killings of two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, last November, saying that statements he made about the case were taken out of context and that he did not mean to imply the Marines were guilty of wrongdoing.

    Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) issued the apology as part of an agreement with lawyers for Marine Staff Sgt. Frank D. Wuterich, who alleged that Kline had damaged Wuterich's reputation.

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    "As a retired Colonel in the U.S. Marines, I am especially proud of the sacrifices our men and women make day in and day out, especially in combat situations," Kline wrote. "And as a Marine officer, I would never want to publicly insinuate, implicitly or explicitly, that I have prejudged what took place that day on the battlefield or afterwards."
     
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    pinoybaptist Active Member
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    Funny how when one's big mouth gets one into a bad light, one claims to have been quoted "out of context".
     
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    Hard to find a politician who will stand up and take responsibility for himself. Kline is unfortunately the norm, not the exception.
     
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    It would be hard for Murtha to claim he was quoted out of context concerning his cold blooded killer remark.

    I doubt we'll hear from him concerning his attacks on the Marines involved in the Haditha action. He's dug his hole far too deep. But, he could take lessons from Kline on the responsibilities of retired Marine officers.

    Kline said: "And as a Marine officer, I would never want to publicly insinuate, implicitly or explicitly, that I have prejudged what took place that day on the battlefield or afterwards."
     
  5. El_Guero

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    As a leader of men and women (former NCO), I agree with his assessment of our duty to respond respectfully to our comrades in arms as they live in harms way.
     
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