Friday, November 18, 2005

PA Congressman takes a strong stance on Iraq

Rep. John Murtha represents the far South-west corner of Pennsylvania (PA-12). He's a decorated war veteran and longtime foreign policy hawk. But he startled leadership of both major parties by being the first Congressman to call for an immediate withdrawel from Iraq after their elections in mid-December.
"Our military's done everything that has been asked of them," he said. "The U.S. cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. It's time to bring the troops home."
The administration was quick to fire back, accusing centrist Murtha of being aligned with bogeyman Michael Moore and "extremist" Democrats, but I'm not sure that the 60% of the public that no longer supports the war will appreciate being characterized as crazy.

Update: video of the speech available online here.
(via dailyKos)


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