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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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.
I can't believe that he implied that withdrawing from Somalia was a good thing! That was truly a disaster, and a real blow to our credibility, as well as giving bin Laden the idea we can be attacked with impunity. BTW, I heard somewhere that ol' BJ Clinton had a get-together at the White House for the loved ones of the Rangers lost in Mogadishu (sp?) and several of them refused to shake his hand. I would have refused, too.
Hung by his own words. He was for it before he was against it.
This thread has been hysterically funny, your post makes it to the top.
John Murtha has gone around the bend big-time.
Are you kidding me? Okinawa? We're overdue and almost ready to leave Japan not deploy MORE there!!! What a dope. He must have learned this at the feet of the great foreign policy thinker Barbara Boxer....
C'mon! Cut Congressman Murtha a break.... he was asleep that day when they discussed the withdraw from Okinawa in the House Armed Services Committee. /sarcasm
Murtha's plan for Somalia
OBL's response to the pullout
Murtha saying it was a good thing
OBL's response to the pullout
Voiceover, "do we really want to turn the clock back to 1993?" Is a failed plan the way forward?
Reminds me of Kerry's "plans" for dealing with North Korea as stated during the 2004 election - the same thing we did in the 1990s that worked so well.
How about somebody polling the voters in Murtha's district:
1. "How many of you are sorry that you supported Representative Murtha?"
2. "Does Murtha speak for you?"
3. "Do you think Rep. Murtha should withdraw from Congress?"
Yeah. Whenever I need to find something in my garage, I look in the kitchen. What a stupid ass!
The 'rats are taking advantage of this senile citizen.
Why not keep them in outer space, and use shuttle craft when troops are needed?
And it would seem to be progressive as well.
So, were we to follow Murtha's suggestion, we would be at war with China too? Brilliant. This guy should get a CAT scan to find out what is happening to his brain.
So Murtha's plan would have both China and Iran declaring war on us. Does he have any other brilliant suggestions?
Germany would also be closer...What a putz this guy is!
When are they going to open the investigation into funneling money through his brothers lobby clientele. This guy is getting our troops killed...He needs to go down!
Why do people like Murtha, and much of the left, even care so much that we have a military contingent in Iraq, in the first place? Yes, so we have a military contingent in Iraq. So what? What's it to them? Why do they obsess on it every day? Why? do? they? care?
Murtha's repeated comments make it clear that neither outright "pacifism" nor an isolationist "we shouldn't have troops overseas at all" can explain his stance. After all, he's all too willing to pull the troops to Kuwait or Okinawa or North Korea for all I know, he salivates over permanent bases and long bombing runs and pretends that he still cares about the ability to go after the Zarqawis of the world. He's no peacenik hippy.
That said, his (boneheaded, inexplicable) position is: ANYWHERE BUT IRAQ. For some reason he, and his followers, seems to be ok with our troops being ANYWHERE as long as they aren't in Iraq. Iraq is special, a super magical off-limits-zone for the American military. Put the military next to Iraq, have them flit in and out, fly over it, bomb it, from elsewhere... a neighbor... Diego Garcia... Okinawa... Nantucket... somewhere. AS LONG AS IT'S NOT IRAQ ITSELF.
But why? What's the big deal - to him - about them being in Iraq? What's the big deal to any Democrat? I don't get it.
Here's what I think the answer is:
Bush put the military contingent in Iraq, and Bush wants it to stay in Iraq. Therefore, Democrats want it out of Iraq. That's enough for them. That's the extent of their geopolitical military-strategical thinking on the subject. Bush X, therefore they: not-X.
Seriously, just watch Democrats make dumb statements like these, and then you give me a better explanation.
I now think that Mister Murtha may be in need of...
1. a thorough drug screening, and/or
2. a comprehensive brain scan.
It would probably be best illustrated by Murtha as a flying pig over Okinawa...heading the wrong way, to the wrong war, at the wrong time.
Hello. Welcome. How did you join 6-20-06? Just curious.
Can anyone post info on just what responsibilities the "heroic" John Murtha was performing in Viet Nam and what decorations he received? Did he receive J F'n Kerry types of decorations or did he actually earn some? Was he a REMF or was he a leader?
Depending on where you are posting from, you signed up tomorrow.
You mean we are about to hand back Okinawa to the Japanese, the same way we handed the Panama Canal back to the Panamanians?
LOL, what a brainiac. To Murtha life must be like rocket surgery.
The current plan is to redeploy most of the Marines stationed on Okinawa to Guam within the next several years.
"I think what people are forgetting is that Murtha has access to information about this incident that we aren't privy to. Because of his service, I have to believe that he wouldn't speak out unless he was 100% sure."
I believe you got Murfa mixed up with Mike Nifong. Otherwise, you have not one, but two strikes against you, posting when you're a brand spanking newbie and secondly being brain challenged.
"The current plan is to redeploy most of the Marines stationed on Okinawa to Guam within the next several years."
That's rough. In my experience (late 60's), Okinawa sucks but Guam? That's much worse even than Okinawa.
Out of curiosity, what's wrong with Guam? One of my friends is from there and he is always talking it up. If I get the opportunity, I'd like to visit someday.
Are we sure this drooling moron used to be a marine? I'm starting to wonder if maybe the real Murtha got kidnapped by space aliens, and they left a damaged and defective clone in his place ...
National Security: Contrary to popular opinion, Rep. John Murtha, the ex-Marine who called for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, is no hawk.
He may also soon be probed for misusing defense appropriations.
"If you want anything done on the committee, you go to Murtha."
He's delivered so much pork to his congressional district, an airport and a major highway are named after Murtha.
Ashdown and his nonpartisan watchdog group criticized Murtha for using the $417 billion fiscal 2005 Pentagon spending bill to give business to his lobbyist brother.
The Los Angeles Times in June reported that Murtha funneled nearly $21 million to 10 or more corporate clients of KSA Consulting, where Robert "Kit" Murtha is a senior partner.
Carmen Scialabba, a Murtha congressional aide for 27 years, is also a high-ranking official at KSA.
The newspaper Roll Call reported that there might be a House ethics committee investigation of Murtha's apparent improprieties.
But is that possible now that Murtha has become the media's "hawk with a conscience?"
Come to think of it, could Murtha have been thinking about a possible ethics investigation when he decided to throw himself into the public limelight last week?
"Since 1967, there have been at least three different accounts of the injuries that purportedly earned Murtha his Purple Hearts.
Those accounts also appear to conflict with the limited military records that are available, and Murtha has thus far refused to release his own military records."
You have that right. The only way you could defend anyone at that distance is with ICBMs. Is Murtha advocating that we use nuclear tipped ICBM in Iraqi? Of course if Murtha is saying that we will use nuclear weapons on anyone who messes with us he could be on to something.