Skip to comments.IN MURTHA'S OWN WORDS ( We can defend Iraq from Okinawa )
Posted on 06/19/2006 11:54:47 AM PDT by george76
Ian's got the video of Murtha on Meet The Press.
After criticizing Karl Rove's "fat backside," Murtha put forth his fat-headed Okinawa plan:
MR. RUSSERT: You say redeploy. Again, Mr. Rove challenges that comment.
Lets listen and give you again a chance to respond to the White House.
MR. ROVE: Congressman Murtha said, Lets redeploy them immediately to another country in the Middle East. Lets get out of Iraq and go to another country.
My question is, what country would take us? What country would say after the United States cut and run from Iraq, what country in the Middle East would say,
Yeah. Paint a big target on our back and then youll cut and run on us. What country would say that? What country would accept our troops?
MR. RUSSERT: Whats your response?
REP. MURTHA... We can go to Okinawa.
MR. RUSSERT: But itd be tough to have a timely response from Okinawa.
REP. MURTHA: Well, ityou know, theywhen I say Okinawa, I, Im saying troops in Okinawa. When I say a timely response, you know, our fighters can fly from Okinawa very quickly...
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That measurement is as the crow flies. But the crow would have to fly over china (or Russia and Mongolia) and and Iran. That ain't gonna happen.
They would undoubtedly have to fly south around Southeast Asia underneath India and then up through the gulf. That's probably closer to 10,000 miles.
ROTFLMAO! Does anyone take this moron seriuosly? 'Redeploy to Okinawa'? The battle is in Iraq you dope! We're fighting them there. When your enemy has to fight to defend his own territory in his own territory, he's already lost half the battle. I really think he is senile.
From the actions of Murtha in the last six months it is evident to me he is suffering from the onset of dementia.
dude, that's too funny!
Murtha also recommends cruise missiles from Okinawa...
Does he not know the range of a cruise missle ?
Or how much the Communist Chinese would enjoy seeing American cruise missles flying overhead ?
Regarding our bases in Okinawa, when will we have an exit strategery to withdraw? Hostilities from WW2 have been over for more than 60 years, isn't it about time we brought our troops home?
Stick a mike in this idiots face at every turn. He'll completely bury himself soon enough.
I can't believe the Dems let this idiot speak on television!
The Chinese Communists would love to see this happen over China !
Well, maybe a little tiny bit of Afghanistan in the flight path could be considered friendly territory.
Dementia, Alzheimer's, or just run-of-the-mill senility. Whatever it is, it's time he be retired from Congress.
Potomac Fever. It makes the Right turn left and the Left turn stupid.
"The United States and Japan agreed Saturday to step up military cooperation and substantially reduce the number of Marines on the strategically important southern island of Okinawa.
The agreement calls for the phased withdrawal of 7,000 Marines from Okinawa to the Pacific island of Guam, a move that is expected to take six years.
There are 14,460 Marines in Japan, the largest Marine contingent based overseas.
Nearly all are located on Okinawa, ideally situated for dealing with potential problems in the Pacific, such as a possible Chinese invasion of Taiwan..."
We may yet do ok this November.
Hillary wants a national speed limit of 55 mph...
I'll say it again, this man is the key to 2006. Combining Ann's point about hiding BS statements and "policies" behind untouchable figures the MSM adores cannot erase reality and rewrite history.
If we listened to this guy Al Z would be alive.
We listened to him before, it was a disastor.
No matter how much you may hate the current people in power, you can't turn power over to someone who has a proven track record of being WRONG and DANGEROUS.
It's not an alternative if it's a disater.
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