You can't make this stuff up ...
Murtha to Receive JFK Profile in Courage AwardIt did indeed take a lot of courage for Murtha to step out of absolute obscurity and to make himself the laughingstock of the entire western world (taking the title from equally courageous Cindy Sheehan and Jimmy Carter).
Melanie Hunter, Senior Editor, CNSNews.com
Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), who was the subject of a recent Cybercast News Service investigation of his military and political record, will receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his stance against the Iraq war.
The award is presented each year by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation to public servants who have withstood strong opposition to follow what they believe is the right course of action. U.S. Navy General Counsel Alberto Mora was also announced as a recipient of the award.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Thursday congratulated Murtha, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, saying he is "indeed a profile in courage." (link)
It should be mentioned, some in this country have labeled Murtha's actions the result of abject idiocy.
In either case, let's celebrate John Murtha's selection for this coveted award. I'm sure it will look good on his fireplace mantle right there next to his al Qaeda Man-of-the-Year trophy.