Profiles in Pacifism

This is a joke. The John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage award was given to John Murtha:

Rep. John Murtha, 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 fact that Murtha lies continuously about the war in Iraq is, of course, completely ignored. Gateway Pundit lists Murtha’s most recent lies from Face the Nation and refutes them here.

And notice how Murtha proudly associates himself with Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan’s favorite pacifist group.

This entire event is so politically motivated it’s ridiculous. Fellow liar Ted Kennedy is going to be presenting the award to Murtha along with Caroline Kennedy.

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