Straight Ally Patrick Murphy to Appear on MSNBC Tonight

The former U.S. Representative and fierce opponent of don't ask, don't tell will talk about serving in the Iraq War

This morning, Philly-born former U.S. Representative and staunch straight ally Patrick Murphy appeared on MSNBC to reflect on his service in the Iraq War.

In the segment, titled “The Unnecessary War: 10 Years Later,” he discusses the lies told by “those who had the least to lose” that sent America to war after 9/11. In a roundtable discussion on Melissa Harris-Perry, he says, “There was a reckless arrogance from the Bush Administration that put our men and women in harms way. … When I was there, as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, I lost 19 men in my unit, because of those reckless mistakes … of the Bush administration. And … no one has been held accountable.”

He also contributed this powerful accompanying article on MSNBC’s website. If you missed his appearance, you can see it above, or watch him when he’s on again tonight at 6 p.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 20.

In May, Murphy will be honored with the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s 2013 Straight Ally HERO award for the work he’s done for the gay community, namely his fierce opposition to don’t ask, don’t tell.

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