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Posted on 06/18/2006 4:34:24 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Democrat Assails Rove's Remarks on Iraq By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
WASHINGTON, June 18 Representative John P. Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat and Vietnam War veteran pushing for a quick withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, today mocked Karl Rove, the president's senior adviser, for championing the war while "sitting in his air-conditioned office on his big, fat backside."
Mr. Murtha, in an appearance on the NBC News program "Meet the Press," was responding to a speech Mr. Rove delivered in New Hampshire last week attacking Democrats for what he called "that party's old pattern of cutting and running."
When Mr. Murtha was asked today for his reaction to Mr. Rove's remarks, he said: "He's making a political speech. He's sitting in his air-conditioned office on his big, fat backside saying, 'Stay the course.' That's not a plan. I mean, this guy I don't know what is military experience is, but that's a political statement."
Mr. Murtha's comments came as the Bush administration pressed ahead with its campaign to seize the political offensive on Iraq a campaign that included President Bush's surprise visit to Baghdad early last week.
The White House spokesman, Tony Snow, made the rounds on the Sunday morning political programs, saying that President Bush has every intention of sticking with the course he has set in Iraq, even as opinion polls suggest that most Americans are increasingly uneasy about the war.
"The president understands people's impatience not impatience but how a war can wear on a nation," Mr. Snow said on the CNN program "Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer." "He understands that. If somebody had taken a poll in the Battle of the Bulge, I dare say people would have said, 'Wow, my goodness, what are we doing here?'
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And, lose your re-election bid!
We need (well we don't "need") Murtha-fu**er and Dean on every takl show possible between now and November.
Result? Repubs pick up 5 seats in the House and at least 2 in the Senate.
Rove's freedom to travel has been rather restricted of late.
Murtha is unstable.
Popped a sprocket.
"Murtha is unstable."
Don't ya love it?
If it's going to take men/women in uniform to shut this man up, someone please find said people to carry the message. I'm really growing tired of this "if you never served you can't make statements about the war" nonsense. Someone remind me of FDR and Clinton's service. When the men in uniform, serving NOW not 30yrs ago, stand up this to this man, they are silenced by the MSM.
He's talking about making political statements, duh the guy is running for the dem party leadership as announced last week. Does anyone with a functional brain not realize he's doing exactly that himself!
This is precisely what Ann Coulter was talking about - untouchable vets, untouchable widows, etc.
I put my money on Rummy kicking his pudgy butt.
Murtha's office is not air conditioned?
And he looks as if he probably has a pretty fat backside, too.
The White House lays the trap, Rove baits it, and Murtha starts sniffing it out. C'mon, just a little closer fool...
" This is precisely what Ann Coulter was talking about - untouchable vets, untouchable widows, etc."
Yep. Murtha needs to be verbally bitch slapped for hiding behind his uniform when called on his defeatist statements. His defeatism is especially offensive considering he voted to send us to war in the first place and conveniently changed his mind when the polls changed.
Hopefully Murtha will keep flapping his yap, It's helping Diana Irey.
Right on. Veteran status doesn't make it okay to act like he has.
I think we'll lose a net of 3 or so seats in the House and the Senate will be a wash. Overall a victory for Bush and the Repubs.
LOL. John "cut 'n run" Murtha...keep it up, buddy. As progress is made in Iraq, you look even more foolish as time goes by.