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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Murtha the Mooncalf

Congressman Murtha will be on CBS -- "60 Minutes," naturally -- to tell the bad guys in Iraq: "Hang on, 'cause we're leaving."

(CBS) Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., believes the vast majority of U.S. troops in Iraq will be out by the end of the year and maybe even sooner. In his boldest words yet on the subject, the outspoken critic of the war predicts the withdrawal and tells 60 minutes correspondent Mike Wallace why he thinks the Bush administration will do it.

Murtha is despicable.

Our friends at Agence France Presse have picked up the story:

'Vast majority' of US troops forced to leave
Iraq by year's end: top congressman

Saturday, January 14, 4:55 PM (AFP) -- A veteran US congressman who set off a firestorm in November by calling for a quick American withdrawal from Iraq is now predicting "the vast majority" of US troops will leave the country by year's end, or maybe even sooner.

John Murtha, the top Democrat of the House defense appropriations subcommittee, said late Friday that President George W. Bush would be forced to accept an Iraq pullout plan because inaction will likely result in Republicans losing control of Congress in the November midterm elections.

"I think the vast majority will be out by the end of the year and I'm hopeful it will be sooner than that," he told CBS's "60 Minutes" program, according to excerpts of the interview released by the network.

I haven't watched "60 Minutes" in the past decade or so. Somebody who has the stomach for it will just have to let the rest of us know if there is anything of interest in tomorrow's show. Anything other than Murtha's treasonous behavior, that is. The "excerpts" released by CBS tell all we need to know on that point.


Blogger Jacob Metcalf said...

Congressman Murtha shed blood in two foreign wars for this country. You have no right or ground question his patriotism.

Name me one person in the Bush whitehouse to fight in uniform. ONE!

March 06, 2006 8:02 PM  

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