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    From Fox:

    Critics Slam Decision to Name Navy Ship for John Murtha

    The Navy's decision to name a ship for the late Rep. John Murtha has outraged some critics who have not forgiven the Pennsylvania Democrat for accusing U.S. Marines of murdering Iraqi civilians "in cold blood" five years ago.


    The Navy's decision to name a ship for the late Rep. John Murtha has outraged some critics who have not forgiven the Pennsylvania Democrat for accusing U.S. Marines of murdering Iraqi civilians "in cold blood" five years ago.

    The Navy is naming its newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport-dock LPD 26 for Murtha, the powerful chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee who became an outspoken and influential critic of the Iraq war.

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    What's next, the USS Jane Fonda?
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    there was another post about this...it'd be apporpriate if it's a garbage hauler
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    there was another post about this...it'd be apporpriate if it's a garbage hauler
    I think it's humorously ironic. A guy that opposes war and calls marines "Cold blooded killers" now has an aircraft carrier named after him. If he was truly anti-war, it might've been considered a slap in the face to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megaguns91 View Post
    I think it's humorously ironic. A guy that opposes war and calls marines "Cold blooded killers" now has an aircraft carrier named after him. If he was truly anti-war, it might've been considered a slap in the face to him.
    it's actually something like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_San...o_%28LPD-17%29


    (sorry idk how to size it)

    a Marine transport vessel. Personally if I was a Marine I'd refuse to board that vessel even if it got me court marshaled
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    I think this idea is sinking fast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    it's actually something like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_San...o_%28LPD-17%29


    (sorry idk how to size it)

    a Marine transport vessel. Personally if I was a Marine I'd refuse to board that vessel even if it got me court marshaled
    I'd never subject the naval personnel who had to man the ship to that kind of discourtesy (it's not their fault that it was named after Murtha), but I'd certainly refer to the ship by its nickname, the "Porky Pig" or whatever else they come up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    I'd never subject the naval personnel who had to man the ship to that kind of discourtesy (it's not their fault that it was named after Murtha), but I'd certainly refer to the ship by its nickname, the "Porky Pig" or whatever else they come up with.
    it would be a personal choice. but considering that he basically said that our Military guys were Mass Murders and compared them to Nazi's and Communists killers
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    I hear it runs on 100% recycled paperwork from Abdul Enterprises, Ltd. :p

    The douche already had the taxpayers build him his own airport, why not just give the guy an aircraft carrier while we're at it.
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    I spent nine years in the navy, and this subject makes my heart bleed.

    Having a ship named after you is a big, big, deal. Great care has been taken in the past. For Example:

    USS Halsey DDG - 97. Named for Admiral Halsey.

    Admiral Halsey commanded the Pacific fleet during WWII. He was the last person to ever hold the Title "Fleet Admiral".

    A DDG is a fairly small warship. It is well armed and fast, and is an escort vessel, unlike an aircraft carrier or a cruiser, which are more important and themselves require escort vessels. In other words it is a sort of 2nd tier ship.

    Why such a small ship, and so long in getting a ship named after him?
    Admiral Halsey made a terrible, terrible mistake during WWII. And it may not have been his fault. There was a severe storm and he lost 3 destroyers and 790 men.
    http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq102-4.htm

    It took all this time to get a ship named after Admiral Halsey, and a disingenuous lightweight like MURTHA??!! gets mentioned? Even mentioned??!!

    I mentioned in another thread that I was temporarily assigned to a Colombian destroyer. That destroyer had been an American destroyer and was named for an enlisted man who allowed the ship to fill with water and sink while he stayed below holding important electrical contacts closed by hand so that others could make their escape.

    And now they talk about MURTHA??!!:mad:
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    MURTHA doesn't deserve a dingy named after him. Perhaps a target ship?
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