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“Vast majority of U.S. troops forced to leave Iraq” (Murtha gets his mug in Aljazeera)
Aljazeera.com ^ | 01/14/06 | Unknown

Posted on 01/15/2006 10:07:35 AM PST by oxcart

John Murtha, the top Democrat of the House defense appropriations subcommittee predicts that "the vast majority" of U.S. troops deployed in IRAQ will be forced to leave the country by year's end, or maybe sooner.

"I think the vast majority will be out by the end of the year and I'm hopeful it will be sooner than that," Murtha, the veteran U.S. congressman who urged the BUSH administration in November to set a withdrawal plan for the occupying forces in IRAQ, told the CBS "60 Minutes" show, according to excerpts of the interview released by the network.

Murtha further predicted that the U.S. President would be forced to accept an Iraq pullout plan as inaction will lead to the Republicans lose control of Congress in the November midterm elections.

"You're going to see a plan for withdrawal," he insisted.

Murtha believes the Congress will pass a plan calling for pullout of U.S. troops from IRAQ because of rising voter dissatisfaction with the deteriorating situation in the war-torn country.

"I think the political people who give advice will say to him, 'You don't want a Democratic Congress. You want to keep a Republican majority, and the only way you're going to keep it is by reducing substantially the troops in Iraq,'" Murtha said.

Last November, the first veteran of the Vietnam War elected to Congress, sparked controversy by demanding the U.S government to withdraw all American forces in IRAQ in six months, insisting the war was grounded in "a flawed policy wrapped in illusion."

At first the BUSH administration strongly rejected the congressman's demand and criticized it saying that it was tantamount to "surrender". But later it toned down its criticism, saying that the U.S. PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH just had an honest policy disagreement with him.


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KEYWORDS: 109th; aljazeera; iraq; murtha; traitor; traitortots
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Nothing like giving the enemy free propaganda!
1 posted on 01/15/2006 10:07:39 AM PST by oxcart
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To: oxcart

Seeing their name in print is like crack to Democrats.


2 posted on 01/15/2006 10:09:30 AM PST by Howlin
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To: oxcart

I wish this country would consider going back to charging scum like this with treason.


3 posted on 01/15/2006 10:09:53 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: oxcart

I get the feeling that there is a basic withdrawal outline that congress is privy and that Murtha is trying to get out in front of the parade while also helping out our enemies.


4 posted on 01/15/2006 10:09:56 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: oxcart

Time to mount a political campaign on Murtha's home turf. Finance his challenger, publish his comments for his constituents to see. If he wants to be a "Bagdad Bob", let's get the vets out to his own backyard...


5 posted on 01/15/2006 10:12:07 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Chi-townChief

Yes indeed, pre-impeachment plan?


6 posted on 01/15/2006 10:14:07 AM PST by oxcart (Remember Bush lied.......People DYED... THEIR FINGERS!)
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To: oxcart

"I think the political people who give advice will say to him, 'You don't want a Democratic Congress. You want to keep a Republican majority, and the only way you're going to keep it is by reducing substantially the troops in Iraq,'" Murtha said.

John Murtha for President (proudly backed by al-jazeera.... and what better proof do need of one's patriotism and love of country?)


7 posted on 01/15/2006 10:14:41 AM PST by raynearhood ("America is too great for small dreams." - Ronald Reagan, speech to Congress. January 1, 1984.)
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To: oxcart

Murtha is the enemy.


8 posted on 01/15/2006 10:15:10 AM PST by JOE43270 (JOE43270, God Bless America and All Who Have and Will Defend Her.)
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To: oxcart

So much for the 'Once a Marine, Always a Marine' phrase.

Unfortunately in life, there's always one lowest common denominator. Murtha is betraying his nation on the alter of pride. What a demented old fool...


9 posted on 01/15/2006 10:17:37 AM PST by DoughtyOne (01/11/06: Ted Kennedy becomes the designated driver and moral spokesperson for the Democrat party.)
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To: Nachum
Since the folks in PA have been sending this lunatic to Congress for over THREE DECADES (30+ years for you folks in Rio Linda or Government Schools).
I suspect they already know what they've got and that's exactly what they want...

Our Congress has NOT attracted many of the best and brightest --- but it sure stocked up on the phony poseurs, ambitious,and ignorant self important blood sucking losers......

Semper Fi
10 posted on 01/15/2006 10:21:51 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: oxcart

No one forces US troops to do anything except their Commander-in-Chief, and he aint budging until victory.


11 posted on 01/15/2006 10:22:27 AM PST by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: oxcart
What Murtha and the other Democrat fools don't realize is that they are providing the ammunition that is going to cost them more Congressional seats in November.

Thats right, they are going to LOSE seats, not pick up seats. BOTH HOUSES.
12 posted on 01/15/2006 10:22:27 AM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: oxcart
Murtha says:

RETREAT!!! IT'S A QUAGMIRE!!!

13 posted on 01/15/2006 10:22:44 AM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: oxcart

All it takes is one turncoat to bring down a nation.


14 posted on 01/15/2006 10:23:02 AM PST by TigersEye (I learned all I need to know about Islam on 9/11/01!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Very "John Kerry" of him eh?


15 posted on 01/15/2006 10:23:50 AM PST by oxcart (Remember Bush lied.......People DYED... THEIR FINGERS!)
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To: TADSLOS

It is a quagmire, only it's not in Iraq.

It's between Murtha's two ears.


16 posted on 01/15/2006 10:25:30 AM PST by DoughtyOne (01/11/06: Ted Kennedy becomes the designated driver and moral spokesperson for the Democrat party.)
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To: river rat

Another argument for term limits.


17 posted on 01/15/2006 10:25:33 AM PST by pankot
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To: oxcart

It sure is.


18 posted on 01/15/2006 10:25:45 AM PST by DoughtyOne (01/11/06: Ted Kennedy becomes the designated driver and moral spokesperson for the Democrat party.)
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To: oxcart
Murtha believes the Congress will pass a plan calling for pullout of U.S. troops from IRAQ because of rising voter dissatisfaction with the deteriorating situation in the war-torn country.

A few thousand barking Moonbats a groundswell doth not make. And, the situation is only 'deteriorating' for the enemy.

Has Murtha recoverd his composure now after having been spanked by that Sergeant at the town-hall meeting in Arlington?

19 posted on 01/15/2006 10:25:53 AM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: MizSterious

You and me both.


20 posted on 01/15/2006 10:26:23 AM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: oxcart

He is a Traitor, plain and simple. And a disgrace to this country.


21 posted on 01/15/2006 10:27:46 AM PST by tomahawk
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To: JOE43270

Well, he DOES have Code Pink's endorsement:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1555707/posts


22 posted on 01/15/2006 10:29:02 AM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: oxcart

Well I'm sure happy that Murtha has now reached his ultimate goal: to become prominent in Aljazeera.


23 posted on 01/15/2006 10:31:30 AM PST by demkicker
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To: oxcart
Dontchajustluvit?

All we have to do is sit back and watch Murtha coffinate the Democratic Party

Hope our president continues to take the initiative in the propaganda battle.

Bagdad Bob Murtha.............

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24 posted on 01/15/2006 10:32:34 AM PST by Candor7 (Into Liberal Flatulence Goes the Hope of the West)
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To: oxcart

25 posted on 01/15/2006 10:33:00 AM PST by FairOpinion
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To: oxcart

...but to Murtha, withdrawl is not good enough. We must first admit defeat.


26 posted on 01/15/2006 10:33:11 AM PST by NeonKnight (Republican Death Machine)
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To: TigersEye

What it takes to bring down a nation is a fool getting his country involved in military situation his country cannot win (for example, Hitler's attempt to occupy the Soviet Union). Murtha loves his country, and is not a traitor. But I suspect Bush is foolish. It was easy enough for the US to defeat the Iraqi armed forces, but occupying a country where everyone hates you is much more difficult.


27 posted on 01/15/2006 10:33:35 AM PST by cmppc
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To: oxcart

Murtha correctly ackowleges the likely pullout of some US forces from Iraq this year (which has been the plan for a good long while) but then politicizes it by stating it'll be the Vast Majority.

IOW, stating nothing that isn't already heavily surmised and blowing the rest out of his....you know.

Barring any really big unforeseen circumstances the RATs are going to be trounced in November.


28 posted on 01/15/2006 10:34:38 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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To: cmppc

And I suspect you are a dog-butt sniffing troll.


29 posted on 01/15/2006 10:36:26 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Forgot to put you on my post 28.


30 posted on 01/15/2006 10:37:46 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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To: Howlin

Seeing their name in print is like crack to Democrats


you nailed it


31 posted on 01/15/2006 10:38:41 AM PST by al baby (Father of the Beeber)
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To: DoughtyOne

LOL! Well said!


32 posted on 01/15/2006 10:40:05 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: cmppc

Tick...tick...tick.


33 posted on 01/15/2006 10:41:11 AM PST by angkor
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To: cmppc

You might be right, we still are occupying Germany, Japan and Korea.

FDR and Truman should have never gotten involved in a military nsituation where this country could not win....sarcoff


34 posted on 01/15/2006 10:41:13 AM PST by usmcobra (Liberal=progressive...Conservative="Retro?" That's way cooler than being Neo-con!)
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To: oxcart

Murtha is an A$$hole!


35 posted on 01/15/2006 10:41:22 AM PST by Radix (Welcome home 3 ID!)
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To: cmppc; Darksheare; darkwing104

Your life must really suck.
NB4ZOT


36 posted on 01/15/2006 10:41:35 AM PST by ARealMothersSonForever
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Murtha makes me Barfa.

F'n Fool.

37 posted on 01/15/2006 10:41:53 AM PST by IntheHillsGolden (You pass through places ...and places pass through you.........)
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To: cmppc
but occupying a country where everyone hates you is much more difficult.

You base this statement on what? Because the MSM told you that or do you actually know how 25 million people in Iraq feel?

38 posted on 01/15/2006 10:44:44 AM PST by tsmith130
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To: cmppc; All

http://images.military.com/Video/060113_cspan.wmv

Link to a real soldier speaking to Murtha.

cmppc..You are lost..This is Free Republic's forum.





39 posted on 01/15/2006 10:48:10 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: JennysCool
Thanks, I forgot about that "ringing" endorsement...should of waited until right before election time. :)
40 posted on 01/15/2006 10:48:46 AM PST by oxcart (Remember Bush lied.......People DYED... THEIR FINGERS!)
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To: IntheHillsGolden

I think its called "projection" by psychiatrists (but what do I know).
He feels dissatisfaction and projects it onto the "voters."
He feels problems with his morale, and attributes it to the troops.
As he searches for his legacy, he wants to be the prescient one; since he knows we will probably be drawing down troop strength throughout the year, he "predicts" it.
Its sickening what Washington does to people.


41 posted on 01/15/2006 10:50:49 AM PST by xroadie
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To: xroadie

BUMP!


42 posted on 01/15/2006 10:52:40 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: oxcart
"I think the vast majority will be out by the end of the year and I'm hopeful it will be sooner than that," Murtha

Redeployed to Iran.

43 posted on 01/15/2006 10:55:26 AM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (Buy 'Allah' brand urinal cakes - If you can't kill the enemy at least you can piss on their god)
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To: prairiebreeze
Re: cmppc freeper member since 17 Dec. 2005. Impending ZOT ALERT.......................

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44 posted on 01/15/2006 10:56:46 AM PST by Candor7 (Into Liberal Flatulence Goes the Hope of the West)
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To: cmppc
What it takes to bring down a nation is a fool getting his country involved in military situation his country cannot win (for example, Hitler's attempt to occupy the Soviet Union)

So Hitler would still be around and unimpeded if he had stopped at say, Poland or France?

Murtha loves his country, and is not a traitor

Not all of us believe he is a traitor, just misguided or legacy hunting (or simply deranged).

It was easy enough for the US to defeat the Iraqi armed forces, but occupying a country where everyone hates you is much more difficult

I don't know if they all hate us now, but pulling out prematurely, i.e. before their democracy has taken firm root, will definitely make then hate us.

Oh, and welcome to Free Republic. See you again never.

45 posted on 01/15/2006 10:58:28 AM PST by xroadie
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To: oxcart
Image hosted by Photobucket.com the RATs should be asshamed of themselves for what they are doning with this old man... as IF they had any shame.
46 posted on 01/15/2006 11:03:26 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: prairiebreeze; cmppc


I have been reading some of cmpcc's previous posts.I think are right, prairie.

47 posted on 01/15/2006 11:07:38 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: prairiebreeze

Oops!I think YOU are right!


48 posted on 01/15/2006 11:13:36 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MizSterious
I wish this country would consider going back to charging scum like this with treason.

It ain't going to happen.

Since Jane Fonda and John Kerry were not charged with treason the prescience was set.

49 posted on 01/15/2006 11:14:46 AM PST by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: Chode

I'd like to think it is senility,too.


50 posted on 01/15/2006 11:17:15 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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