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Posted on 07/25/2007 11:04:31 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Murtha pushes new troop withdrawal plan
By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer 3 minutes ago
A leading Democratic House Iraq war critic said Wednesday he'll soon push legislation that would order U.S. troop withdrawals to begin in two months and predicted Republicans will swing behind it this time.
A vote on Rep. John Murtha's proposal likely will come in September, when Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus delivers a long-anticipated assessment on the war and members of Congress weigh some $600 billion in defense spending requested by President Bush.
Under his plan, Murtha, a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said that he envisions troop withdrawals to start in November and take about a year to complete.
The House has passed similar proposals in the past, including one that Bush vetoed. But Murtha said he predicts this vote will be different because of mounting voter frustration with the war and a lack of progress in Iraq.
"This is big time," Murtha, D-Pa., told reporters of the upcoming war debate in September. "When you get to September, this is history. This is when we're going to have a real confrontation with the president trying to work things out."
Bush has not given any indication he is open to a dramatic shift or a major redeployment of troops after September. He instead has talked at length about the need to remain engaged in Iraq to fight al-Qaida and has repeatedly appealed to lawmakers for more patience.
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Murtha’s an idiot.
What happened to Murtha’s strategic re-deployment to Okinawa?
$600 billion in defense spending? for one year? I think the DoD needs an audit, big time. What the heck is DoD buying now? solid gold Abrams Tanks? jewel encrusted uniforms for all soldiers?
I know some people here think that the DoD should be exempt from managing waste and will gladly support any monster defense budget, but this is ridiculous.
“This is when we’re going to have a real confrontation with the president trying to work things out.”
Seems that all they live for these days is confrontation. The only folks they don’t want to confront is the enemy.
Yeah Murtha we heard the same thing during the recent sleepover. How did that work out for you? Idiot.
God help me but I wish this traitorous SOB was six feet under.
I think you’ll see a lot of Republican spines melting come September.
“troop withdrawals to start in November and take about a year to complete”
Hmmmm, so then it would end when exactly? RIGHT, Nov. 2008, anyone know what’s going on around that time?
THIS WORTHLESS CORRUPT DISGUSTING LYING SOLDIER-BASHING FAT-MOORE-SLOB-LOOKING DISGRACE TO THE UNIFORM POS AND HIS TREASONOUS CODE PINK/MOVEON MARYHANDLERS ONLY CARE ABOUT VOTES!
This is the GOP’s line of argument:
1. They are not ending the war because they seek to exploit it politically. Blood on their hands for the left’s votes.
2. The Dems are ignoring the threat and importance of Iraq. Al Q by anyone name (Al Q in Iraq) is Al Q and a threat by any other name.
3. Their “plans” are bogus (never detailed) and dangerous.
Who knows, if the surge looks like it might actually succeed, it will make the RATS look really BAD.
We’ve heard this same tripe from Fat Jack Murtha before, he’s not much more than a senile old man now. Every speech is scripted and it comes from the same script.
The liberals are frustrated because they can't find enough traitors.
I know what you mean, and its sad he forces a person to consider that thought seriously.
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