John Murtha once said that bringing federal money to his district "is the whole goddamn reason I went to Washington." And he sure doesn't let that conflict with his anti-war principles . . . when the two meet, the greenbacks win every time.
He is chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, and as such he has steered quite a volume of military spending toward his western Pennsylvania district, including $293 million in spending on CROWs, the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station which is specifically designed for use in places like Iraq.
So our troops can murder more " innocent civilians in cold blood," I suppose.