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Senator (burp) Kennedy Bestows "Profile in Courage" Award to Murtha
2006-03-09

I don't believe President Kennedy would have been pleased.

Rep. John Murtha (news, bio, voting record), a Vietnam veteran who has denounced the war in Iraq, was named a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Thursday.

Alberto Mora, a former Navy general counsel who warned Pentagon officials that U.S. policies dealing with terror detainees could invite abuse, also will receive the award from the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation.

Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat, was recognized "for the difficult and courageous decision of conscience he made in November 2005, when he reversed his support for the Iraq war and called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the conflict," the foundation said in a statement.

Mora was honored for "waging a 2 1/2-year behind-the-scenes battle with Pentagon brass and civilian leaders over U.S. military policy regarding the treatment of detainees held by the United States as part of the war on terror," the foundation said.

The award, created in 1989 and named for Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, is presented annually to public servants who have withstood strong opposition while fighting for their beliefs.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) and Caroline Kennedy, the late president's daughter, will present the awards May 22 at the library.

Murtha and Mora "exemplify the kind of courage my father admired most," Caroline Kennedy said in a statement.

Past recipients include President Ford, Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko and Sens. John McCain and Russell Feingold.

Posted by:Captain America

#9  Appropriate?

"After its release, the book was widely acclaimed and helped Kennedy gather national recognition. The book won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1957 and remains one of the definitive books written on both political courage and the U.S. Senate.

Despite this, questions have been raised about how much of the book was actually written by Kennedy and how much by his research assistants. In 1957, newspaper columnist Drew Pearson appeared on ABC News' The Mike Wallace Show and claimed that the book had been ghost written and later named Kennedy's "research associate" Theodore C. Sorensen as the ghost writer. Both Kennedy and Sorensen denied this claim. ABC News, under pressure from Kennedy and his lawyer Clark Clifford retracted the story. Some critics still question Kennedy's authorship of the book."

Remember for the Left, it's all about show not about substance [unless the substance happens to contain alcohol in Senator's case].
Posted by: Croque Gravise4518   2006-03-09 19:15  

#8  great strip.
Posted by: SPoD   2006-03-09 18:51  

#7  ROFL, DMFD!
Posted by: .com   2006-03-09 18:49  

#6  See relevant Day by Day.
Posted by: DMFD   2006-03-09 18:45  

#5  I'm rather pleased that the word "floppy" has, finally, returned to the realm of breasts.
Posted by: .com   2006-03-09 18:05  

#4  That photo is a WMD.....
Posted by: CrazyFool   2006-03-09 18:02  

#3  Should have given him a Darwin Award.
Posted by: Iblis   2006-03-09 17:54  

#2  Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat, was recognized "for the difficult and courageous decision of conscience he made in November 2005, when he reversed his support for the Iraq war and called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the conflict," the foundation said in a statement.

So this is what passes for "courage" and "conscience" among today's Democrats: sucking up to the anti-war, anti-American Left to get their votes and their money.

I think John F. Kennedy would vomit.

Posted by: Thoth Theash6328   2006-03-09 17:33  

#1  Sorry, needs to go to aisle 3
Posted by: Captain America   2006-03-09 17:20  

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