Wednesday, November 23, 2005

A proposal that no one supports...not even the guy who proposes it

Congressman Jack Murtha (Democrat from Pennsylvania), decorated veteran and patriot has proposed immediate “troop redeployment” because they have become the target in Iraq.
He calls the war in Iraq a “flawed policy wrapped in illusion.”

He says, ''the U.S. cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. It's time to bring the troops home. . .They have become the enemy....It is time for a change in direction. Our military is suffering, the future of our country is at risk. We cannot continue on the present course. It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interests of the United States of America, the Iraqi people or the Persian Gulf region."

It turns out that he doesn’t have the courage of his convictions, as the House voted 403-3 against a resolution “expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the deployment of United States forces in Iraq be terminated immediately." Murtha was not one of the three who voted against, so while he proposes the immediate withdrawal, he doesn’t actually vote for it.

Of course the AP, (that unbiased bastion of apolitical reporting) played it like this…

An influential House Democrat who voted for the Iraq war called Thursday for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, another sign of growing unease in Congress about the conflict.

Reading that, one might be confused as to what actually happened, but let’s be clear…99.26% of the members of the House voted to stay the course in Iraq, against an immediate troop withdrawal. Actually, it was just an expression that they think the troops should be redeployed, and they couldn't even back that....further proof that the Democrats are actively engaged in aiding the enemy by publicly supporting our defeat in the press while still trying to hide behind a facade of, "we support the troops," with their votes. The Democrats have politically tied their hopes to our withdrawal and defeat abroad, and the media is complicit in their manipulations and machinations.


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