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June 19, 2006

"Murtha" - isn't that half a word?

Commenting on Karl Rove's remarks in a speech in New Hampshire where he charged that Democrats are "wrong, profoundly wrong" in wanting to cut and run in Iraq, an increasingly rabid anti-war Congressman John Murtha resorted to a personal attack on Rove on Sunday.

"He's in New Hampshire, he's making a political speech. He's sitting in his air-conditioned office on his big fat backside saying, 'Stay the course,'" said Murtha, D-Pa., in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Obviously rattled by criticism from Rove, Murtha said:

"I disagree completely with what he's saying. We need to change direction. We can't win a war like this. This guy's sitting back ... getting paid by the public taxpayer and he's saying to us that we're winning this war ... we've got to change direction. You can't sit there in the air-conditioned office and tell the troops fighting in Iraq that we have to stay the course."

Despite recent gains in Iraq, Murtha insisted the U.S. is losing the war in Iraq. When told by "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert that Rove had told the New Hampshire audience that "if Murtha had his way, American troops would have been gone by the end of April" and American forces wouldn't have killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,.

Murtha downplayed the importance of killing the top terrorist in Iraq, saying dismissively: "They built Zarqawi up, they have a thousand foreign fighters" -- that the intelligence "came from the outside" and that all the U.S. did was bomb his hideout and kill him."

Turning to his own plan for cutting and running, Murtha became increasing irrational, suggesting that U.S. troops there be redeployed outside of Iraq yet close enough to be ready to go back in if the situation required it. When pressed by Russert to say where the troops could be deployed if neighboring countries refuse to accept their presence, as Rove had has said, he suggested they could be set to Okinawa, Japan, which is 5,000 miles from Baghdad.

"We don't have to be right there, Murtha said. "We can go to Okinawa. We could redeploy there instantly."

Wild Thing's comment.....
Murtha is a walking, talking hate crime!

Posted by Wild Thing at June 19, 2006 12:55 AM


Great photo - most certainly un-touched by PhotoShop or a like product. ;-) Glad you could sneak in and get it live!! lol

Posted by: chrys at June 19, 2006 02:02 AM

Murtha is worse than that. He had a chance to be a force for good and he passed that up for political ambition as he let out of the bag when he declared he was running for democrat leader. No one in his party would elect this scum to that post. He traded his legacy of a Marine for cowardly political expedience.That will be his legacy

Posted by: Jack Hamilton at June 19, 2006 07:07 AM

chrys, yes live (not) hahahaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 19, 2006 07:46 AM

Jack I can't stand Murtha, the damage he has done and continues to do is unforgivable. I wish there was some way he could be ousted from the Marines. He is ON Marine, he has spit on Semper Fi!

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 19, 2006 07:47 AM

I find it interesting that Murtha suggests sending the troops to Okinawa, Japan. I wonder if this clown realizes that WWII ended back in 1945. That’s 61 years ago folks and we still have occupying forces in Japan and Germany. We only defeated the forces of Iraq three years ago and he wants leave the country now.

Shoot, as recently as the 1980’s their were still Japanese insurgents continuing the fighting from WWII up in the mountains of some of these remote islands in the Pacific.

Posted by: BobF at June 19, 2006 07:58 AM

I wish someone would remind the clueless moonbat that the last Democrat President sent troops to Kosovo, and they're still there. But that's different isn't it?

Posted by: raz0r at June 19, 2006 08:03 AM

Thanks Bob your right.
I am so angry at Murtha. He is on TV again right now this morning, spewing his BS. GRrrrrrr!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 19, 2006 09:19 AM

razOr yes to them it is different. grrrr

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 19, 2006 09:21 AM

As long as Murtha is so adept at geography, let's suggest we station troops in Mexico City, then see if he can find it on a map.

Posted by: TomR at June 19, 2006 01:02 PM

Tom hahahahaha good idea.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 19, 2006 02:05 PM

He looks a little like an over weight Mother Theresa in that photo. If it were a blue stripe on the head rather than the islam mumbo jumbo.

Posted by: beth at June 21, 2006 02:40 PM

Beth rotflmao good one!!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 22, 2006 02:45 AM