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RUSH: All right, folks, you gotta hear this. It takes a blogger with a video camera to ask Jack Murtha the questions that the Drive-Bys will not. This is a courtesy of HotAir.com. On Capitol Hill yesterday, the Young America’s Foundation’s Jason Mattera had this exchange with Jack Murtha about the Haditha trial, the Marines.

JASON MATTERA: Congressman Murtha? Jason Mattera, Young America’s Foundation. Now that the murder charges against Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt and Steven Tatum have been dropped in the Haditha incident or are in the process of being dropped, would you like to issue an apology for saying that they ‘killed innocent civilians in cold blood’?

MURTHA: The trial is still going on.

JASON MATTERA: Justin Sharratt and Steven Tatum, the two men you accused of murdering innocent civilians in cold blood —

MURTHA: The trial is still going on.

JASON MATTERA: No. No, the charges are in the process of being dismissed.

MURTHA: I don’t know what’s going on.

JASON MATTERA: They’re in the process of being dismissed.

MURTHA: Out! Out!

JASON MATTERA: Do you like besmirching our troops, sir? Do you like besmirching our troops, sir?

MURTHA: You been in the service? I enlisted in Korea, and I enlisted in Vietnam.

JASON MATTERA: Sir, you accused them of murdering innocent civilians in cold blood. That’s something that would come from Al Jazeera, not a congressman, sir.

RUSH: Whoo! That’s Jason Mattera. He is from the Young America’s Foundation, and that was from the HotAir.com blog which is Michelle Malkin’s. So Murtha said, ‘I served in Vietnam. You been in the service? I enlisted in Korea. I enlisted in Vietnam.’ I have another Murtha story. This is from yesterday: ‘If pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq results in ‘a bloodbath,’ the guilt will rest with the Iraqi people and not with the U.S. Congress, according to Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) … ‘Many have threatened that there will be chaos, a bloodbath, when the United States redeploys from Iraq, and this in fact may be the case,’ Murtha said in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Monday. ‘If they continue to choose to spill blood, it will not be on the conscience of the United States.’ Murtha said ethnic violence in Iraq would be ‘a continuation of decades of its own conflicts, which they and they alone can solve.’

”The fact that Rep. Murtha acknowledged that leaving Iraq in chaos would lead to genocide but then says it wouldn’t be our fault is striking,’ Kevin Smith, a spokesman for Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio)…’

So, a post-withdrawal bloodbath would not be Congress’s fault, according to Jack Murtha. These guys want no responsibility for any chaos or sheer hell that they have caused or will cause.

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