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John Murtha dies at 77; Pennsylvania Democrat forcefully opposed Iraq war in Congress

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/09/2010

James Oliphant

"Reporting from Washington - John Murtha, the Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania and decorated former Marine whose fierce opposition to the Iraq war helped catalyze public sentiment against the conflict, died Monday. He was 77. "Murtha died at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., surrounded by his family, his office announced. He had been hospitalized with complications from gallbladder surgery. ""With the passing of Jack Murtha, America lost a great patriot," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement about Murtha, who was an ally of the California congresswoman. "Although his turn against the war in 2005 made him a national figure, Murtha was known inside Washington for decades as the consummate behind-the-scenes deal maker, an old-line power broker and physically imposing figure who unrepentantly delivered billions of federal dollars to his home state." Read on...
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"John Murtha dies at 77; Pennsylvania Democrat forcefully opposed Iraq war in Congress", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2010. Consulté le 29/11/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/john-murtha-dies-at-77-pennsylvania-democrat-forcefully-opposed-iraq-war-in-congress