Another reason politicians cannot be believed

Via Instapundit:

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Rep. John Murtha cannot be sued for accusing U.S. Marines of murdering Iraqi civilians "in cold blood," remarks that sparked outrage among conservative commentators.

Not that I paid much attention to politicians in the first place, but this immunity is yet another reason to disregard anything they say.

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It is indeed a reason to

It is indeed a reason to disbelieve them more than people with no immunity, but it's worth saying that the decision itself is just. Everyone should be immune from libel and slander suits.