Most U.S. troops will leave Iraq within a year because the Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouthWow. Given what we have accomplished with a broken, worn out military; imagine what we could accomplish with a fixed, renewed and invigorated army. Shouldn’t the democrats, if they, as they claim, support our troops, encourage the “fixing and renewing” of our army? That would certainly speed up things and bring a quicker end to the war. Murtha also commented on President Bush's statement that the troops would come home after victory has been achieve and not according to some artificial deadline set by politicians.
Murtha predicted most troops will be out of Iraq within a year.
"I predict he'll make it look like we're staying the course," Murtha said, referring to Bush. "Staying the course is not a policy."
Okay I will have to agree with Murtha on one point.Staying the course is NOT a policy. But no one ever said it was. Attacking terrorism away from American soil is a policy. Staying the course is the logical continuance of that policy. You don't quit when the job is half finished. You quit when the job is done.
The AP article continues with
Murtha, 73, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, expressed pessimism about Iraq's stability and said the Iraqis know who the insurgents are, but don't always share that information with U.S. troops. He said a civil war is likely because of ongoing factionalism among Sunni Arabs, and Kurds and Shiites.Well John, everybody makes mistakes. Yours was not in supporting the war years ago, yours is in changing your mind now about what you did years ago. But congratulations. You have set a precedent that I am sure will encourage Democrats all over the country. I expect a lot of Dems to come out during the 2006 election campaign claiming "I was wrong to vote for the war when I did." Now they can be Pro war when it started and against the war now. It is the perfect "Talking Out of both Sides of My Mouth" campaign tactic. Too bad it backfired for that other John, what was his name... Kerry?Linky Business
He also said he was wrong to vote to support the war.
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