Skip to comments.Time to Leave (Time to Surrender)
Posted on 11/20/2005 10:01:13 PM PST by jmc1969
Not long ago wise heads offered some advice to those of us who had argued since 2003 that the Iraq war was sold on false pretenses: give it up. The 2004 election, they said, showed that we would never convince the American people. They suggested that we stop talking about how we got into Iraq and focus instead on what to do next.
It turns out that the wise heads were wrong. A solid majority of Americans now believe that we were misled into war. And it is only now, when the public has realized the truth about the past, that serious discussions about where we are and where we're going are able to get a hearing.
Representative John Murtha's speech calling for a quick departure from Iraq was full of passion, but it was also serious and specific in a way rarely seen on the other side of the debate. President Bush and his apologists speak in vague generalities about staying the course and finishing the job. But Mr. Murtha spoke of mounting casualties and lagging recruiting, the rising frequency of insurgent attacks, stagnant oil production and lack of clean water.
The only way to justify staying in Iraq is to make the case that stretching the U.S. army to its breaking point will buy time for something good to happen. I don't think you can make that case convincingly. So Mr. Murtha is right: it's time to leave.
(Excerpt) Read more at select.nytimes.com ...
I bet his mother can't stand him.
Yeah, Paul, and George Washington should have cut his losses and not crossed the Delaware.
Isn't the New York Times yesterday's news?
He and his newspaper are simultaneously dishonest, ludicrous, and wrong. Quite a trifecta, but they've achieved that before. Many times.
Well, we've found one of Times Select's 150,000 subscribers. Anymore out there?
So when are those other 150,000 going to figure out it's much cheaper just to read it online than to pay for a regular subscription -- and eliminate a forest a day?
Paul Krugman, the Marxist of the millenium. Has there EVER been a wrong-headed, misguided and anti-American position this loser hasn't agreed with?
I love how Krug's a little behind the times. The Pubbies smoked out the RATs, they had to tell their moonbat constituency that, no, they weren't for an immediate pullout after all.
There is a difference. http://www.pottymouth.org/humor/shinola.html
Actually no I don't subscribe, it doesn't mean I can't find passwords for these news sites.
When will we learn how manipulated polls are?????? We can't believe the MSM and we can't believe their polls. The majority of people in this country still support Bush. Who else can a sensible person support? George Soros? Kennedy?Clinton? Biden? Schumer? Kerry? We're toast if we don't stand behind Bush in the fight against terrorism. Wake up! We're in World War III.
I think he was being sarcastic.
re: "A solid majority of Americans now believe that we were misled into war"
A more accurate description would be that a solid majority of Americans have been misled into believing that we were misled into a war.
Surrendering, giving ground to Islamo-facists, betraying the Iraqi people, destroying troop moral, making the United States look weak, small price to pay for bringing George Bush down.
The United States is one country divided by who it thinks is the enemy.
The libs don't hate the war, they hate Bush. Their hatred for Bush is the sun in their universe. It illumines all else.
Was going to read the article until I saw who wrote it.
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