Why Murtha Mattered

The Atlantic Wire's Ben Carlson takes in analysis of Rep. John Murtha's (D-PA) life and death. Comments on Murtha's significance range from his respect among the other party, his status as a hero to his constituents in Johnstown, PA, and his impact on the Iraq war debate when he came out against the war in 2005, becoming one of Congress's strongest and most influential war critics.