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March 21, 2006

Murtha Hopes Someone Will Take Him Seriously ~ He Is a Fool!

RNC: Murtha's Iraq Plan: More Pessimism, No Solutions

From the The 9/11 Commission Report, 7/22/04

Rep. Murtha: "There's no terrorism in Iraq before we went there. None. There was no connection with al Qaeda. There was no connection with terrorism in Iraq itself." (NBC's "Meet The Press," 031906)

The Bipartisan 9/11 Commission Report: "There Is ... Evidence That Around This Time [1997] Bin Ladin Sent Out A Number Of Feelers To The Iraqi Regime, Offering Some Cooperation." ("Final Report Of The National Commission On Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States,"

"In Mid-1998, The Situation Reversed; It Was Iraq That Reportedly Took The Initiative." ("Final Report Of The National Commission On Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States,"

In March 1998, After Bin Ladin's Public Fatwa Against The United States, Two Al Qaeda Members Reportedly Went To Iraq To Meet With Iraqi Intelligence." ("Fi nal Report Of The National Commission On Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States,"

In July, An Iraqi Delegation Traveled To Afghanistan To Meet First With The Taliban And Then With Bin Ladin." ("Final Report Of The National Commission On Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States,"

"Sources Reported That One, Or Perhaps Both, Of These Meetings Was Apparently Arranged Through Bin Ladin's Egyptian Deputy, Zawahiri, Who Had Ties Of His Own To The Iraqis."

"According To The Reporting, Iraqi Officials Offered Bin Ladin A Safe Haven In Iraq."

"The Former Iraqi Regime Of Saddam Hussein Trained Thousands Of Radical Islamic Terrorists From The Region At Camps In Iraq Over The Four Years Immediately Preceding The U.S. Invasion, According To Documents And Photographs Recovered By The U.S. Military In Postwar Iraq." (Stephen F. Hayes, "Saddam's Terror Training Camps," The Weekly Standard, 1/16/06)

Murtha Claims Iraq Is In A Civil War And Promotes Pessimism:

Rep Murtha: "We're caught in a civil war. ... Then they said it's not a civil war. It is a civil war." (NBC's "Meet The Press, 3/19/06)

Rep. Murtha: "They said we're going to have 75% of the country controlled by the Iraqis. I flew for an hour and 15 minutes over desert, and there wasn't a soul ..." (NBC's "Meet The Press, 3/19/06)

Rep. Murtha: "I don't see the progress that they're portraying, and I don't understand how they can continue to say that." (NBC's "Meet The Press," 3/19/06)

US Generals On The Ground Disagree With Rep. Murtha; Call Progress "Breathtaking" And "Amazing":

Commander Of Multinational Forces In Iraq, Gen. George Casey Notes Positive Stories That Most People Haven't Heard About Iraq. "There's a lot of bustle here... in Baghdad. There's a lot of economic activity, storefronts crowded, goods stacked up on the street. And the traffic cops were wearing white shirts and neckties, not armored vests. So there's a lot here that I don't think people back in the United States get to see, and it's probably difficult for them to feel the optimism that myself and my subordinate leaders and my members of the armed forces feel about the possibilities here in Iraq." (NBC's "Meet The Press," 3/19/06

Commander, Central Command General John Abizaid: "[I] would say is that the growth of the Iraqi Security Forces, in particular, and the Army, in particular, has been nothing short of breathtaking." (Gen. John Abizaid, Committee On Appropriations, U.S. Senate, Testimony, 3/9/06)

Commander, Multinational Corps Iraq, Lieutenant General Peter Chiarelli: "In the days immediately following the Samarra bombing, the press was actively tracking and reporting every single mosque attack, but the vast majority of the reporting was off the mark." (Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Press Conference, 3/17/06

Murtha Ignores Signs Of Advancement In Iraq: ( see in the rest of the article)

The rest of the article and stats HERE

Wild Thing's comment.....
Murtha as usual is full of it. If he wants to say his BS at a cocktail party fine, but to say it on TV for all the world to see and hear then it ticks me off and the zombies then go out and push his propaganda.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 21, 2006 12:01 AM


Seems Murtha is still on both of our minds. Clown of the year. Nah - maybe not - Casey's Mom comes to mind. Things that make you go HMMM.

I keep thinking he may be being "pushed" into these statements. An attorney by the name of Murtha was involved defending someone during the "cigar gate" stuff? Incurred obligation maybe.

Posted by: chrys at March 21, 2006 12:27 AM

No connection with Iraq? I just posted on a story concerning that today.

Murtha says he flew for an hour and 15 minutes over the desert and their wasn’t a soul. That’s funny because I flew over North Dakota and Montana, laying in the boom pod of a KC-135 Tanker, looking out the sighting window and didn’t see a soul either for over an hour. You know what that told me? Nobody was outside.

Posted by: BobF at March 21, 2006 12:29 AM

Hi Chrys so good to see you.
Yes Murtha and Sheehan pretty much tie in the jerk dept.
Thank you so much for your input on this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 21, 2006 01:35 AM

Bob, lmao good one!
Can you imagine Murtha saying that about Iraq.... good grief.

Thank you for the link I am heading there right now.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 21, 2006 01:38 AM