Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Murtha Served Well, Now It’s Time to Go

John Murtha served his country well as a U.S. Marine during Vietnam. I thank him for his service. But, his continual attacks on our military suggest that perhaps advancing age has played a cruel trick on this old warrior.

Sometimes it seems as if older men lose the steel in their backbones, and they forsake the ideals of their youth. Some might say “nay” and proclaim that the old warrior has attained wisdom. I disagree. I think it is more likely that they are worn down, facing the shortness of their mortality, and simply can no longer stand tall in the face of real adversity.

It is time for Murtha to retire from public life.

Russ Vaughn has a piece on the topic entitled “Send this Old Warhorse to the Barn” at the Mudville Gazzette.