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Murtha finds military progress in trip to Iraq (MURTHA: 'I think the 'surge' is working'-On Drudge)
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Posted on 11/29/2007 4:36:06 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Murtha finds military progress in trip to Iraq Warns that Iraqis must do more for their own security Thursday, November 29, 2007 By Jerome L. Sherman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. John Murtha today said he saw signs of military progress during a brief trip to Iraq last week, but he warned that Iraqis need to play a larger role in providing their own security and the Bush administration still must develop an exit strategy.

"I think the 'surge' is working," the Democrat said in a videoconference from his Johnstown office, describing the president's decision to commit more than 20,000 additional combat troops this year. But the Iraqis "have got to take care of themselves."

Violence has dropped significantly in recent months, but Mr. Murtha said he was most encouraged by changes in the once-volatile Anbar province, where locals have started working closely with U.S. forces to isolate insurgents linked to Al Qaeda.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 110th; iraq; murtha; progress
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idiot....
1 posted on 11/29/2007 4:36:08 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow!


2 posted on 11/29/2007 4:37:08 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Sub-Driver

“U.S. Rep. John Murtha today said he saw signs of military progress during a brief trip to Iraq last week”

Scrappleface??


3 posted on 11/29/2007 4:37:55 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Sub-Driver
John Murtha has finally admitted what his boss and Dingy Harry still deny.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

4 posted on 11/29/2007 4:39:05 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let the layoffs begin ... As Newt found out, that when it gets tough.


5 posted on 11/29/2007 4:39:16 PM PST by Tarpon
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To: goldstategop; Sub-Driver
So has he apologized yet.....
6 posted on 11/29/2007 4:40:14 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Sub-Driver

POS!


7 posted on 11/29/2007 4:40:19 PM PST by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: Sub-Driver
BUT!!
8 posted on 11/29/2007 4:40:19 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Sub-Driver

Thanks for posting. It gives me a perfect chance to say that I could not care less what that ignorant, ugly, traitorous, black-hearted excuse for a feeble-minded senator has to say. I can’t believe he’s alive and Henry Hyde is gone.


9 posted on 11/29/2007 4:40:35 PM PST by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: Sub-Driver

[. . .(Murtha said) the central government in Baghdad is “dysfunctional.”]


10 posted on 11/29/2007 4:40:39 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, Johnny, just think of how great it’d be if we hadn’t lost the war.


11 posted on 11/29/2007 4:40:44 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver

Guess who is afraid of a law suit?


12 posted on 11/29/2007 4:42:02 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: Brad from Tennessee
(Murtha said) the central government in Baghdad is “dysfunctional.”

Pot, meet kettle.
13 posted on 11/29/2007 4:42:13 PM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Big dog, big dog, bow-wow-wow! We'll crush crime, now, now, now!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Murtha offered a compromise on the funding today. Finally feeling the heat. Not nearly enough and too late.
Fry baby fry.


14 posted on 11/29/2007 4:42:48 PM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: Sub-Driver
" U.S. Rep. John Murtha today said he saw signs of military progress during a brief trip to Iraq last week..."

Who gives a rat's ass what you think you pork bellied fat treasonous bastard! Too bad you sucked up taxpayers' money for your utterly useless opinion!

15 posted on 11/29/2007 4:42:55 PM PST by avacado
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To: Judith Anne

This scumbag is not a Senator, he/she/it is a Rep.


16 posted on 11/29/2007 4:42:58 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: Sub-Driver
We didn’t need murtha to confirm what we already knew
17 posted on 11/29/2007 4:44:41 PM PST by vigilante2 (Thank You Troops)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
Murtha also said Bush needs an “exit strategy.” I believe if we’re going to have an exit strategy from Iraq we also need one for Europe, South Korea and Japan.
18 posted on 11/29/2007 4:45:36 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Redleg Duke

Hey Murtha..tell you’re bud Harry ..

Oh by the way, fund the war and stfu.


19 posted on 11/29/2007 4:45:54 PM PST by y6162
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To: golfisnr1

As they said over at HotAir.com, here’s steaming pot of reality for your face Mr Murtha.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noFCekWiUGE

(Scary but not dirty video)


20 posted on 11/29/2007 4:46:43 PM PST by Uriah_lost ("I don't apologize for the United States of America," -Fred D Thompson)
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To: Sub-Driver
Image hosted by Photobucket.com
Who am I... and WHY AM I HERE???

ohh, yeah... THE PORK!!!

21 posted on 11/29/2007 4:47:04 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: RedRover; SandRat; goldstategop; Sub-Driver

>> So has he apologized yet.....

ping


22 posted on 11/29/2007 4:47:54 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: Sub-Driver
...but he warned that Iraqis need to play a larger role in providing their own security and the Bush administration still must develop an exit strategy.

The sooner the Dems in Congress approve funding for the troops, the sooner we can wrap this battle up, John!

Now is not the time to be timid, John!

23 posted on 11/29/2007 4:48:13 PM PST by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The turkey is two years too late to start supporting our military. He’s changed his mind only because he was forced to by the heat he’s received from his cold blooded murder comment.


24 posted on 11/29/2007 4:48:43 PM PST by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Traitor Murtha speaks...so what, his words mean nothing anymore, if they ever did.


25 posted on 11/29/2007 4:48:53 PM PST by Gator113
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To: Sub-Driver

He must have been visiting his friends in al Qaeda...


26 posted on 11/29/2007 4:49:13 PM PST by Chickenhawk Warmonger (The Media Lied & Soldiers Died)
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To: Sub-Driver

john murtha,harry reid,nancy pelosi,ted kennedy,hillary clinton,dick durbin.


27 posted on 11/29/2007 4:50:04 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: jazusamo

Murtha is a cold blooded Traitor.


28 posted on 11/29/2007 4:51:44 PM PST by Gator113
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To: devolve; Sub-Driver; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000; MeekOneGOP; All
Murtha has had an epiphany??


29 posted on 11/29/2007 4:52:06 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: Redleg Duke

Thank you for the correction. ;-D

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Murtha is a miserable excuse for whatever he is, or pretends to be.


30 posted on 11/29/2007 4:52:29 PM PST by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: abigailsmybaby; Badeye; bmwcyle; brityank; desherwood7; FairOpinion; Fedora; FreeAtlanta; ...
Murtha Watch Ping!


31 posted on 11/29/2007 4:54:51 PM PST by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
It must have smelled bad, real bad , when Murtha pulled his head out of his own butt.

I feel sorry for the soldiers who had to be even near this POS. I am surprised one of them didn't walk right up to him and deck him.

32 posted on 11/29/2007 4:55:16 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: Gator113; Sub-Driver; abigailsmybaby; Badeye; bmwcyle; brityank; desherwood7; FairOpinion; ...
Murtha is a cold blooded Traitor.

Agreed, Gator113!! He can't redeem himself now.

Murtha Watch Ping!

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Code Pinkos

To be added to the Murtha Watch ping list please notify myself or RedRover.

34 posted on 11/29/2007 4:59:30 PM PST by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: RedRover

LOL! Thanks, Red. This is worth a double ping.


35 posted on 11/29/2007 5:00:43 PM PST by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not strong enough for this anti-American low life.


36 posted on 11/29/2007 5:04:40 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Sub-Driver

Murtha is worse than a broke clock.


37 posted on 11/29/2007 5:05:27 PM PST by caisson71
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To: Sub-Driver

Attention people of Pennsylvania voting in Murtha’s district:

For God’s sake, do the right thing and retire this guy.


38 posted on 11/29/2007 5:07:23 PM PST by alarm rider (Why should I not vote my conscience?)
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To: potlatch

Good grief!

If he “thinks” the surge is working, we must be succeeding beyond our wildest dreams!

I’ve always thought that graphic was perfect, potlatch!


39 posted on 11/29/2007 5:27:16 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: Sub-Driver
U.S. Rep. John Murtha today said he saw signs of military progress during a brief trip to Iraq last week, but he warned that Iraqis need to play a larger role in providing their own security and the Bush administration still must develop an exit strategy.

Synonymous with Bush's strategy.

Military progress in Iraq and playing a larger role in a strategy of democratic exit from Washington in '08.

40 posted on 11/29/2007 5:28:36 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dixiechick2000

Thanks again DC, it certainly depicts Murtha!!


41 posted on 11/29/2007 5:28:58 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Well, if anyone should be able to recognize a dysfunctional government, it would be a member of Congress.


42 posted on 11/29/2007 5:29:09 PM PST by p. henry
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To: Sub-Driver

So did Murtha add...”and I was utterly wrong about everything I had said previously”?


43 posted on 11/29/2007 5:30:37 PM PST by rod1
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To: Sub-Driver

Did I just see a pig fly?


44 posted on 11/29/2007 5:33:30 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: Sub-Driver

OK, who promised Lardass lots of government pork via Iraqi projects?


45 posted on 11/29/2007 5:33:51 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The Democrat Party: radical Islam's last hope)
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh, we're saved!! Thank goodness Murtha has voiced his criticisms and condemnations loudly and proudly all these months! Now, finally now, the tide is turning because of him, hallelujah! Oh, mighty Murtha, how lucky we are in PA! ~end major sarcasm

Here in PA he can seemingly do no wrong, at least if we believe the local news, and many do. I think he finally did 'wise up' and realize good is happening over there, despite his sky is falling comments which turned many locals against (or at least 'confirmed' it's supposed failure) the efforts in Iraq. He sees the good and doesn't want to be left out. Typical.

idiot....

Agreed. Idiot.

46 posted on 11/29/2007 5:39:37 PM PST by fortunecookie (Communism/socialism has failed millions, it wasn't right for them - and it isn't right for US.)
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It’s a trick...part of the dumRATS bag of dirty tricks !...They know they lost the issue of ‘ the war is going badly in Iraq’ so now they have to change the focus to ‘ ...but Iraq is still not meeting it’s goals we set’ !*
That will be the ‘RATS arguing point once the coronation is over and we hope they have to eat their words...In fact it is already happening- there has been a sea change in how the country is operating and the economy there is beginning to grow..The Pubs need to push that issue hard !..Come on Pubs in DC, get off your backs already !

* (note: not an original idea..maybe Krauthammer’s ?)...


47 posted on 11/29/2007 5:43:25 PM PST by billmor (aw *************************)
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To: Sub-Driver
Success has many fathers while failure is an orphan.

I would say Iraq is now a success.

48 posted on 11/29/2007 5:43:40 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes into it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

IMO, this is the beginning of an orchestrated strategy to effectively remove Iraq as a “critical” issue in the upcoming ‘08 election. Once the primaries are over, the democrat nominee will want to come across as “supportive of the military”, especially in light of the trend toward less violence due to the successful “surge” strategy.

They will then be free to focus on their “bread and butter” domestic issues of the past 40 years.


49 posted on 11/29/2007 5:44:09 PM PST by Let_It_Be_So
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Murtha finds military progress in trip to Iraq

Great. Now where could we send him where he could find some class and grace?

50 posted on 11/29/2007 5:47:20 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (I am Spartacus! ................Oh hell...who am I kidding? I'm Peter Griffin.)
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