Does he really want to surrender to the terrorists?
How long will it take Limbaugh, Hannity and Malkin (along with our own Pittsburgh area wingnuts, Fred Honsberger and Jim Quinn) to ask these questions?
My guess is they're asking right about....
Here's the story from the P-G:
U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown, a decorated Marine Corps Vietnam veteran who is among the most hawkish Democrats in Congress, said yesterday the United States should begin withdrawing troops from Iraq immediately.See? It's started.
"We have become a catalyst for violence," Mr. Murtha told a news conference. "Our military has done everything that has been asked of them, the U.S. can not accomplish anything further militarily. It is time to bring them home."
A dozen Republicans hastily put together a press conference where some accused Mr. Murtha, 73, and the Democratic Party of "waving a flag of surrender" and undermining U.S. troops.
Here's the take at wingnut central, Freerepublic.com:
In a statement that has angered, embarrassed and humiliated Marines around the globe, one of our own -- a retired Marine Corps Reserve colonel -- has called for the legendary fighting force to retreat from Iraq and surrender to the terrorist organization that has killed thousands of Americans at home and abroad.The writer adds:
He has even called for the United States to enter into negotiations with al Qaeda. This vermin’s demand for retreat, surrender and negotiations with the enemy is so committed to assisting al Qaeda in their efforts in Iraq that he has posted his unspeakable demands on his website in the form of an official statementBut take a look at the statement. It can be found here. Where, oh where does he call for negotiations with al Qaeda?
Who is this vermin anyway?? Here's a description from the New York Times:
After serving in the Marines in the early 1950's, he re-enlisted in 1966, at the age of 34, and served in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry, according to The Almanac of American Politics. When he won his House seat in a special election in February 1974 he became the first Vietnam veteran to serve in Congress.How long until we see a right-wing funded "True Marines for Truth"? I am sure they can "find" some "evidence" that will prove to the right side of the blogosphere that Murtha was wearing women's underwear when he forged the documents used to award him the Bronze Star and the TWO Purple Hearts. And that Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry? It only proves that he was brainwashed, just like that crazy Senator McCain. He probably has lunch with Michael Moore and Jane Fonda once a week.
According to the Times, the Torture-meister Cheney said this about "certain politicians" who are critical of his rule:
The president and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory, or their backbone, but we're not going to sit by and let them rewrite historyTo which the Bronze Star winning, two Purple Heart awarded, Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry earning Marine Colonel had the unpatriotic nerve to respond with:
I like guys who've never been there that criticize us who've been there. I like that. I like guys who got five deferments and never been there and send people to war, and then don't like to hear suggestions about what needs to be done.Congressman Murtha's now being attacked by the wingnut wing of the Republican Party. Go read it. 9/11 is mentioned twice in the first five paragraphs.