This makes three suits either pending or soon to be filed stemming from Murtha’s “in cold blood” comments last spring: SSgt. Frank Wuterich filed suit alleging defamation last August, Col. Jeffrey Chessani, commander of the Third Battalion that allegedly perpetrated the massacre, said he was thinking about it six weeks ago, and now apparently Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt — against whom all charges have already been dismissed — told Sean Hannity he’s ready to jump in, too.
Exit question: Will a groveling, humiliating apology from Murtha suffice or will nothing short of monetary damages do? Exit answer: The former, because Murtha will invoke the Speech or Debate Clause (inappropriately) if they press ahead and try to hit him in the wallet.