Skip to comments.“Vast majority of U.S. troops forced to leave Iraq” (Murtha gets his mug in Aljazeera)
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.
He is a Traitor, plain and simple. And a disgrace to this country.
Well, he DOES have Code Pink's endorsement:
Well I'm sure happy that Murtha has now reached his ultimate goal: to become prominent in Aljazeera.
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.............
...but to Murtha, withdrawl is not good enough. We must first admit defeat.
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.
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.
And I suspect you are a dog-butt sniffing troll.
Forgot to put you on my post 28.
Seeing their name in print is like crack to Democrats
you nailed it
LOL! Well said!
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
Murtha is an A$$hole!
Your life must really suck.
You base this statement on what? Because the MSM told you that or do you actually know how 25 million people in Iraq feel?
Link to a real soldier speaking to Murtha.
cmppc..You are lost..This is Free Republic's forum.
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