Murtha Re-Cycles 2004 Iraq Defeat Speech
MyWay on Murthat
I particularly like this line:
An influential House Democrat who voted for the Iraq war called Thursday for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, another sign of growing unease in Congress about the conflict.
Didn't every member vote for the Iraq war except Dennis Kucinich? I also like this part of the story:
It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interests of the United States of America, the Iraqi people or the Persian Gulf region."
Is he serious? Did he poll the Iraqi people, or did he read the polling data from Iraq these past three years. Yes some Americans are getting a bit weak in the knees, but pulling out in defeat as Murtha is calling for would be like "snatching defeat from the jaws of victory". Maybe its a Vietnam thing, once you live it, then it begins to define you. I'm glad I don't have that ghost defining me............................................
The "Defeatist Message of Murtha" did not surface today, it has been around since May of 2004:
Murthat's Defeat Message via 2004
Per Murtha back in 2004:
"We cannot prevail in this war as it is going today," Murtha said yesterday at a news conference with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Murtha said the incidents of prisoner abuse in Iraq were a symptom of a problem in which U.S. troops in Iraq are undermanned, inadequately equipped and poorly trained.
"We either have to mobilize or we have to get out," Murtha said, adding that he supported increasing U.S. troop strength rather than pulling out.
The first hint should be that he appeared with Nancy Pelosi to make such a statement. Used and abused by the anti-war crowed like a cheap, wet, suit..............................
Per DeLay back in 2004 he hit the nail on the head on the start of the Dem roll over:
Republicans responded at their own news conference, with Majority Leader Tom DeLay, of Texas, saying that "this morning, in a calculated and craven political stunt, the national Democratic Party declared its surrender in the war on terror." He said Democrats "want to win the White House more than they want to win the war, and our enemies know it." Democrats, said GOP Rep. Michael Burgess, of Texas, "basically are giving aid and comfort to the enemy."
I think DeLays remarks are right on the money and that the Dem want to win the politics more than the war. Unfortunately some Republicans have joined their ranks and are one really sorry bunch....................................