Murtha's descent to the absurb

Sun-Sentinel:

American presence in Iraq is more dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said to an audience of more than 200 in North Miami Saturday afternoon.

Murtha was the guest speaker at a town hall meeting organized by Rep. Kendrick B. Meek, D-Miami, at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus. Meek's mother, former Rep. Carrie Meek, D-Miami, was also on the panel.

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A former Marine and a prominent critic of the Bush administration's policies in Iraq, Murtha reiterated his views that the war cannot be won militarily and needs political solutions. He said the more than 100,000 troops in Iraq should be pulled out immediately, and deployed to peripheral countries like Kuwait.

"We do not want permanent bases in Iraq," Murtha told the audience. "We want as many Americans out of there as possible."

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Has he been confusing Kuwait with Okinawa? The statement in the lead paragraph puts him in the camp with the Euro kooks who have said the same thing. Why wouldn't the US want to have bases in Iraq to deal with the threats from Iran? Murtha does not say, but he has been in favor of cut and run from Beirut to Mogudishu. The very policies that inspired bin Laden to attack us on 9-11 were ones Murtha champions as a rationale for his current position. Maybe someday a reporter will ask him about that, but maybe they have a short term memory problem too.

Comments

  1. are you going to update your post now that the sun sentinel has retracted its eroneous quote attributed to mr. murtha?

    http://thinkprogress.org/2006/06/28/murtha-retraction/

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  2. Thanks for the update. However, Murtha has made enough statesments indicating his desire to lose the war in Iraq, that the retraction does not change my low regard for him.

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