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July 27, 2007

Murtha Pushes New Iraq Bill ~ Yet Another Bill ?? Sheesh!


A leading House Iraq war critic said Wednesday he'll soon push legislation that would order U.S. troop withdrawals to begin in two months and predicted Republicans will swing behind it this time.
A vote on Rep. John Murrtha's proposal likely will come in September, when Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus delivers a long-anticipated assessment on the war and members of Congress weigh some $600 billion in defense spending requested by President Bush.

Under his plan, Murtha, a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said that he envisions troop withdrawals to start in November and take about a year to complete.

The House has passed similar proposals in the past, including one that Bush vetoed. But Murtha said he predicts this vote will be different because of mounting voter frustration with the war and a lack of progress in Iraq.

"This is big time," Murtha, D-Pa., told reporters of the upcoming war debate in September. "When you get to September, this is history. This is when we're going to have a real confrontation with the president trying to work things out."

In response to Murtha's proposal, House Republican Leader John Boehner said Democrats were ignoring progress in Iraq.

"If they are not listening to reports from our generals today, how does anyone believe they will make an honest and objective decision in September?" Boehner, R-Ohio, said. "Our national security is not a political football, and Republicans aren't going to treat it as such."

Murtha counters that he thinks Bush and GOP members will have no choice. To maintain current troop levels through 2008, Murtha predicted that combat tours would have to be extended from 15 months to 18 months — a politically unsavory position to take on an already deeply unpopular war.

The Defense Department has said that extending combat tours of troops would be a last resort.

Wild Thing's comment........

Hmmmmmm I wonder what happened to Murtha’s strategic re-deployment to Okinawa?

“This is when we’re going to have a real confrontation with the president trying to work things out.”

Seems that all they live for these days is confrontation. The only folks they don’t want to confront is the enemy. God help me but I wish this traitorous SOB was six feet under.

The Surge will never be allowed to appear successful despite facts on the ground. The Democratic MSM has already discounted military success repeating the mantra there can't be a military solution alone. They've also repeatedly blamed Iraqi politicians with the "going on vacation" sound byte as if they all went off sailboarding with John F'n Kerry.

But we all know the surge IS working! And I am so proud of our troops!

Posted by Wild Thing at July 27, 2007 12:50 AM


Seems like they want this all to happen right before the elections, so they can start calling the republicans and the President a bunch of weaklings and how everyone should vote for the dummycraps.
They always have some ulterior motive, don't they?
They don't miss a beat.
And the liberal media will fall right in place, won't they?

Posted by: Lynn at July 27, 2007 06:19 AM

... why not surrender on 9-11-07 and tell 2,996 souls that were slaughtered in 3 states and within three hours six years ago that they died in vain? At least Israel will do whatever they have to do! "One nation under Allah, divisible, without liberty and justice by the sword for all!"

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at July 27, 2007 06:48 AM

The Dems are playing politics with peoples lives and a nation's security. f corse, they really care as much about peoples lives as Ted Kennedy cared about Mary Jo Kopechne.

Posted by: TomR at July 27, 2007 07:25 AM

I don't blame Murtha as much as I blame the PA residents for putting him back in office. Clearly the answer is mandatory term limits. This hog has fed at the trough too many years at the expense of the very soldiers who protect his freedom. Maybe the silent majority is watching, a recall motion would salve the unease, but the gutless will not mount a recall. They've been bought.

Posted by: Jack at July 27, 2007 12:47 PM

Exactly Jack. We see the people of Murtha's district through Murtha and they appear be a depraved bunch. They had the chance to elect a good decent woman and instead sent a crooked dog back to Washington.

They're no different that those who continually send Teddy Kennedy, John Kerry, and Barney Frank to Washington.

Posted by: BobF at July 27, 2007 04:07 PM

Tuesday, April 10, 2007; Page A04

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) yesterday joined former North Carolina senator John Edwards (D) in deciding to skip a debate scheduled for September that Fox News is co-sponsoring with the Congressional Black Caucus.

You know, Sharpton really needs to get his brain in gear before he lets his ass do his talking.

Posted by: BobF at July 27, 2007 04:11 PM

Hmmm, my comment above got posted to the wrong pos

Posted by: BobF at July 27, 2007 07:02 PM

Lynn, I think you are 100% right, and there a some things out there being said about this November, some crazy things that I hesitate to even post about hoping they do not happen.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 28, 2007 12:04 AM

Darth, I bet Murtha didn't feel anything on 9-11. After seeing into his soul regarding our troops nothing would surprise me about him.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 28, 2007 12:09 AM

Tom good comparison!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 28, 2007 12:10 AM

Jack, yesss, that is a fact too, the people that keep voting for these jerks are just as much to blame.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 28, 2007 12:11 AM

Bob thanks for that link and information.

Democrats are proving more then anything they ONLY are running to be President over the Democrats and not tp be the President of America. I have been using this NOT debating on Fox channel against them with anyone I meet that is a Dem.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 28, 2007 12:16 AM