"We Marines," writes Mackubin Thomas Owens on The Corner, "maintain that except for Lee Harvey Oswald, there is no such thing as an 'ex-Marine.' I believe that John Murtha has just joined that small club."

It's really striking how casual mainstream elements of the right have become about tossing off accusations of treason about Democratic Party members of congress with whom they have policy disagreements. How long before some Jack Ruby decides that Rep. Don Young's musing about the desirability of killing congressional Democrats should be taken literally?