Friday, November 18, 2005

Murtha's Shallow Idea

By a vote of 403-3, house of representative members rejected an immediate "redeployment of troops" suggested by Representative John Murtha. In a day filled with fiery debate, Murtha desperately attempted to recast his remarks late last night on the house floor. His remarks on Thursday generated worldwide headlines stating that Murtha was calling for the "immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq." Murtha claims that he has a more nuanced position, but obviously did not consider the ramifications of his comments prior to making them. If 403 house members are willing to go on the record denouncing any plan for an immediate withdrawal, there is not going to be a retreat any time soon.

John Murtha proved to have lots of hot air in support of his position and many overly vocal supporters, but only three members were willing to vote for his hollow suggestion. The display on the house floor of flaming rethoric, and deliberately misleading statements by liberals, democrats, and their ilk, did a disservice to all those defending our nation in Iraq.

In her column yesterday, Mona Charen details the democrat party history of being the cut and run party. Ms. Charen is most compelling in her conclusive paragraphs.

"The Clinton administration was as adamant that Saddam had WMDs as the Bush administration. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright declared in 1998 that "what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risk that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face." [Emphasis added.] Liberals acknowledge the Clinton position but hasten to remind us that "Clinton didn't go to war." No. Because the Democrats are the party of talk, endless negotiations and U.N. resolution, even when faced with potentially catastrophic threats, they will not act militarily.And now, in the midst of a grave conflict, they stoop to any lie to discredit a president who did not lack the courage to act."

The battle continued on Friday afternoon and most of the evening with a resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives calling for the immediate withdrawal of the troops from Iraq. There was an extremely heated and partisan debate. Jean Schmidt of Ohio sent a strong message to Representative Murtha. Tonight, we in Ohio are very proud of Jean Schmidt! In the 7:00pm. hour of Hardball with Chris Matthews, the host stated that these statements by congresswoman Schmidt might "choke her career." This statement by Chris Matthews demonstrates, once again, his partisan view of everything. Schmidt was simply relaying a message from a constituent in Ohio.

Congratulations to the Republicans in the House for exposing the fraudulent proposal by Representative Murtha. America can not cut and run now!

Thanks to Ian Schwartz for the great clip of Jean Schmidt-you really ought to look at it!

It is my conjecture
that all of the signs point to a co-odinated effort from the democrat party spin machine to use Representative Murtha (as a supposed supporter of the military) as the catalyst to ignite a debate prior to the Thanksgiving recess. Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell, and others already parroted Congressman Murtha’s political stunt in the mainstream media. Between now and the end of the year, it is likely that this strategy will be exposed by leaks from democrat party officials or congressional staff.


Charles Bird really has it right! Murtha is loser-defeatist!
We can always depend on the writers at American Thinker for great commentary. The article on winning in Iraq and losing at home is very appropriate on this night when the House of Representatives and the democrat leader, Nancy Pelosi are obfuscating the issue in a faux debate, and avoiding their obligation to support our troops and the mission!
Noel Shepherd has great coverage at News Busters exposing John Murtha for the fraud that he is!

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