Entry for November 17, 2005

Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania, one of the most hawkish democrats and a decorated Vietnam combat berteran called today for  an immediate U.S. withdrawal from

It’s time to bring them home…Our troops have become the primary target of the insurgency. They are united against U.S. forces and we have become a catalyst for violence…The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion.

Underscoring the rising war debate, Murtha ;a,basted Vice President Cheney’s  criticism this week  that Democrats were spouting “one of the most dishonest and reprehensible charges” about the Bush administration’s use of intelligence before the war.

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.

Referring to Bush, Murtha added,

I resent the fact, on Veterans Day, he criticized Democrats for criticizing them.

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