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  • Pelosi Puts Weight Behind Murtha in Leader Bid...

    11/12/2006 7:06:18 PM PST · by RDTF · 45 replies · 1,868+ views
    Roll Call via Drudge Report ^ | November 12, 2006 | John Bresnahan
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in line to become Speaker in January, is throwing her support to Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) in the race for Majority Leader, a move that will be an early test of her influence and will weigh heavily on Murtha's contest with Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for the post. Pelosi, in a letter distributed Sunday to newly elected House Democrats, wrote that Murtha's outspoken opposition to the war in Iraq helped change the electoral campaign for the House this fall. Murtha began calling for a U.S. pullout from Iraq a year ago, and his open opposition to...
  • Post the Murtha ABSCAM video on your blog and websites

    10/02/2006 7:47:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies · 494+ views
    Google Video / American Spectator ^ | January 7, 1980 | Jack Murtha
    Here is a simple way to get the facts out about ABSCAM Murtha. If you have a website or blog, it is simple to post a copy of the video as an embed on your website without having to upload a thing. The American Spectator has posted a full copy of the video on Google Video, found here. To get the HTML code, simply click "Blog" and then click "Embed HTML" and the code will be revealed. Paste this code into your blog or website (or even message boards which allow embeds) and the video can be played from your...
  • New Details Found in Death of Iraqis (Haditha)

    05/30/2006 1:25:58 PM PDT · by World_Events · 100 replies · 3,655+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/30/06 | Thomas E. Ricks
    ...."In addition to video from the drone, investigators have records of radio message traffic between the Marines and a command center, said military defense lawyers who have discussed the investigation with Marines who were at Haditha but who have not yet been formally retained by them. "There's a ton of information that isn't out there yet," said one lawyer, who, like the others, would speak only on the condition of anonymity because a potential client has not been charged. The radio message traffic, he said, will provide a different view of the incident than has been presented by Rep. John...

    01/13/2006 2:58:55 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 78 replies · 1,691+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Jan 13 2006 | DRUDGE
    Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) believes the vast majority of U.S. troops in Iraq will be out by the end of the year and maybe even sooner. In his boldest words yet on the subject, the outspoken critic of the war predicts the withdrawal and tells Mike Wallace why he thinks the Bush administration will do it. The interview, a portion of which will appear on tonight's (13) CBS EVENING NEWS, will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday Jan. 15 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. "I think the vast majority will be out by the end of the...
  • Rep. Murtha Working With Code Pink to Undermine Morale of Wounded at Walter Reed

    01/10/2006 5:59:25 PM PST · by kristinn · 233 replies · 15,906+ views
    Tuesday, January 10, 2006 | Kristinn
    Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) met with leaders of the anti-American group Code Pink last week at the anti-Operation Iraqi Freedom meeting in Arlington, Virginia hosted by Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.)Code Pink posted pictures of the meeting along with a statement indicating they will be working with Rep. Murtha to deliver "kindness and support to the wounded soldiers" at Walter Reed.Code Pink has given $650,000 to the terrorists in Fallujah, participated in war crimes tribunals against America and has called American soldiers "killers" on their website among many treasonous actions. Text of Code Pink's statement on meeting Rep. Murtha:Thank You Congressman...
  • Admit defeat; Pullout win for Islam, Zawahiri tells Bush (The Mouse continues to roar)

    01/07/2006 10:38:37 PM PST · by Stoat · 30 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Bahrain Times / AFP ^ | January 8, 2006
    Admit defeat Pullout win for Islam, Zawahiri tells Bush DUBAI (AFP) Al Qaeda number two Ayman Al Zawahiri called on US President George W. Bush to “admit defeat in Iraq” and  said any future US troop withdrawal would be a “victory” for Islam, in a video broadcast by Al-Jazeera yesterday. “Bush, you must admit that you have been defeated in Iraq and that you are being defeated in Afghanistan and that you will soon be  defeated in Palestine, with the help and strength of God,” said  Zawahiri, sitting with an assault rifle at his side. “I congratulate the Muslims...
  • Congressman Jim Moran to Hold a Town Hall Meeting on the War Featuring Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA)

    12/29/2005 10:14:22 AM PST · by chambley1 · 96 replies · 1,950+ views
    The Road Ahead in Iraq: Congressman Jim Moran to Hold a Town Hall Meeting on the War Featuring Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA) Rep. Murtha surveys the situation with American troops in Iraq When: Thursday, January 5th 6:30PM to 9:00PM Where: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) 4301 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22203 *Congressman Jack Murtha turned the debate over Iraq on its head last month when this decorated Vietnam Vet and one of the most respected pro-military members of Congress issued his call for a redeployment of troops from Iraq. Come hear his reasons for that groundbreaking decision and participate...
  • House GOP Leaders Draft Bill Rejecting Calls for Pullout From Iraq

    12/15/2005 5:17:38 PM PST · by ncountylee · 23 replies · 650+ views
    AP via FOX ^ | December 15, 2005
    WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders drafted legislation on Thursday that rejects calls for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq as "fundamentally inconsistent with achieving victory" and said they would force a vote on Friday. It would be the second time in five weeks that GOP leaders maneuvered for a vote on the war in the face of Democratic calls for a timetable for withdrawal. The resolution expresses the commitment of the House "to achieving victory in Iraq." • Click here to read the proposed anti-Iraq pullout legislation. It honors the sacrifices of U.S. forces and praises Iraqis for voting in...
  • DNC Unveils New 'Shame on Jean Schmidt' Ads

    12/15/2005 10:57:32 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies · 1,404+ views
    DNC Unveils New 'Shame on Jean Schmidt' Ads 12/15/2005 1:55:00 PM To: State Desk, Political Reporter Contact: Damien LaVera of the Democratic National Committee, 202-863-8148 WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Democratic National Committee (DNC) today unveiled new advertisements aimed at holding Republican Congresswoman Jean Schmidt accountable for her attacks on Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha, a decorated war veteran with 37 years of military service, during a Congressional debate on the Iraq War. The ads -- including a 10-by-20 foot mobile billboard, full-page ads in 10 newspapers throughout Schmidt's district, and online Web ads -- were unveiled this morning...
  • In Search of Murtha's Army

    12/12/2005 9:13:27 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 45 replies · 1,488+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12-13-05 | Jed Babbin
    In Search of Murtha's ArmyBy Jed Babbin Published 12/13/2005 12:10:46 AM Last week, I went to Iraq to search for John Murtha's army. You know: the one he described as "broken, worn out," and "living hand to mouth." Thanks to the help of some friends in low places, I met with a lot of the troops and almost all of the commanders around Baghdad and at Camp Fallujah. Murtha was not just wrong, but damnably wrong. And so, unsurprisingly, is Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, who declared the war unwinnable. I promised to bring back as many of the facts...
  • Democrats' Choice

    12/09/2005 8:38:05 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 26 replies · 985+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Dec. 9, 2005 | IBD editorial
    Republicans have discovered what may end up being a most powerful weapon in next year's congressional elections: leading Democrats' own words. A new video Web ad by the Republican National Committee sent out to activists and state parties features the simplest of formats. We see a TV screen in an undisclosed location. Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean is pictured, and we hear him on a San Antonio radio station last week saying, "The idea that we're going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is just plain wrong." A white flag flies across the image, and Sen. Barbara...
  • Defeat and Retreat (RNC's Video on Dems Anti-War remarks)

    12/09/2005 6:43:06 AM PST · by slowhand520 · 213 replies · 11,539+ views
    Let me guess. These words were taken out of context.
  • Dean Seeks to Clarify Comments on Iraq [the war in Iraq was reported "a little out of context,"]

    12/08/2005 6:41:36 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 119 replies · 2,184+ views
    Dean Seeks to Clarify Comments on Iraq 16 minutes ago Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean said Thursday his assertion that the United States cannot win the war in Iraq was reported "a little out of context," saying Democrats believe a new U.S. strategy is needed to succeed there. Seeking to clarify a statement in a Texas radio interview that Republicans harshly assailed and some Democrats questioned, Dean said, "They kind of cherry-picked that one the same way the president cherry-picked the intelligence going into Iraq." Dean was questioned on CNN about an interview he gave Monday to radio station WOAI...
  • Dems Doubt Iraq Progress

    12/08/2005 3:20:03 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 26 replies · 719+ views ^ | 8 December 2005 | Greg Simmons
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Jack Murtha, who re-ignited the debate over Iraq with a proposal last month to begin a fast drawdown of troops in Iraq, said Wednesday that President Bush has lost credibility with the public over his Iraq policy. "I'm showing you that I don't see the kind of progress he sees. ... I don't know that you can call him dishonest, but certainly, the public is not buying it," Murtha, D-Pa., said just hours after Bush delivered a speech on economic progress in Iraq. Murtha renewed his call for redeployment of troops, laying out what he said was...
  • Democrats lambast Bush over Iraq reconstruction

    12/07/2005 6:29:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 675+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/05 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democratic lawmakers accused President George W. Bush of glossing over problems in Iraq ahead of the war-torn country's elections. The US opposition returned to the attack over Iraq policy after Bush's latest speech in which the president highlighted "tangible progress" in rebuilding Iraq's economy. "As he did last week, the president once again failed to provide a strategy for success or speak honestly to the American people about the failures in rebuilding Iraq and the challenges that lie ahead," said Harry Reid, the Democratic leader in the Senate. "Instead, he cherry picked isolated examples of Iraq's reconstruction...
  • Rep. Murtha Holds a News Conference to Respond to President Bush's Speech [Barfer]

    12/07/2005 12:40:40 PM PST · by ncountylee · 53 replies · 1,177+ views
    FDCH eMedia ^ | December 7, 2005
    MURTHA: Let me start by going through a timeline and then get to what the president said. In May 1, 2003, the president declared it was a major -- end of major operations. Then he sent John Hamre to Iraq. John Hamre was undersecretary of defense in the Clinton administration. And he found all kinds of problems. He said: You got three months, three critical months to get this thing under control if you want to control the security; 12 months at the most, but three months are crucial, the first three months. He said small things like sewage and...
  • WP: Democrats Fear Backlash at Polls for Antiwar Remarks

    12/06/2005 9:29:25 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 71 replies · 2,041+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2005 | Jim VandeHei and Shalaigh Murray
    Strong antiwar comments in recent days by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean have opened anew a party rift over Iraq, with some lawmakers warning that the leaders' rhetorical blasts could harm efforts to win control of Congress next year. Several Democrats joined President Bush yesterday in rebuking Dean's declaration to a San Antonio radio station Monday that "the idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong." The critics said that comment could reinforce popular perceptions that the party is weak on military matters...
  • Dean: US Won't Win in Iraq

    12/05/2005 9:15:10 AM PST · by Quilla · 163 replies · 4,959+ views
    WOAI,com ^ | December 5, 2005 | Jim Forsyth
    (SAN ANTONIO) -- Saying the "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong," Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean predicted today that the Democratic Party will come together on a proposal to withdraw National Guard and Reserve troops immediately, and all US forces within two years. Dean made his comments in an interview on WOAI Radio in San Antonio. "I've seen this before in my life. This is the same situation we had in Vietnam. Everybody then kept saying, 'just another year, just stay the course, we'll have a victory.' Well,...
  • The Liars Of The Anti-War Movement (Melanie Morgan: We Do Question The Left's Patriotism Alert)

    12/02/2005 1:26:16 AM PST · by goldstategop · 44 replies · 2,003+ views ^ | 12/02/05 | Melanie Morgan
    For the past two years, the old-line media has been more than willing to help broadcast the allegations made by the anti-war crowd that "Bush lied, soldiers died." However, no matter how many times the likes of Michael Moore and Cindy Sheehan have made this allegation, they've never been able to make it stick. The only thing they've proven thus far is that they hold a twisted hatred of this country and feel consumed with resentment toward America's economic, military and political superiority. It turns out that it's not George Bush or Dick Cheney who has been lying to the...
  • Murtha disputes 'staying the course' policy (MEGA Barf alert)

    12/01/2005 7:10:20 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 36 replies · 1,619+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 01, 2005
    LATROBE, Pa. - Most U.S. troops will leave Iraq within a year because the Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth," U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., told a civic group. Two weeks ago, Murtha called for U.S. troops to leave Iraq now. He spoke to a group of community and business leaders in Latrobe on Wednesday, the same day President Bush said troops would be withdrawn when they've achieved victory, not under an artificial deadline set by politicians. Murtha predicted most troops will be out of Iraq within a year, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Thursday. "I predict...
  • Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha in Anti-War Scheme

    12/01/2005 7:32:59 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 21 replies · 1,202+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12/1/05 | unknown
    News reports say that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi "reversed course" yesterday by endorsing Rep. John Murtha's call for an "immediate redeployment" of U.S. forces out of Iraq. "We should follow the lead of Congressman John Murtha, who has put forth a plan to make American safer, to make our military stronger and to make Iraq more stable," Pelosi said. "That is what the American people and our troops deserve." However, the San Francisco Democrat's "reversal" was really nothing of the kind. In fact, Pelosi and Murtha began scheming to put President Bush on the defensive over the Iraq war...
  • Murtha Says Army Is 'Broken, Worn Out'

    12/01/2005 7:56:23 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 187 replies · 4,168+ views ^ | Dec 01 10:05 AM US/Eastern | Not Given
    LATROBE, Pa. - Most U.S. troops will leave Iraq within a year because the Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth," Rep. John Murtha told a civic group. Two weeks ago, Murtha created a storm of comment when he called for U.S. troops to leave Iraq now. The Democratic congressman spoke to a group of community and business leaders in Latrobe on Wednesday, the same day President Bush said troops would be withdrawn when they've achieved victory, not under an artificial deadline set by politicians. "I predict he'll make it look like we're staying the course," Murtha...
  • Murtha: Army 'Broken, Worn Out'

    12/01/2005 2:04:13 PM PST · by johnmecainrino · 57 replies · 1,531+ views
    Murtha: Army 'Broken, Worn Out' LATROBE, Pa. (AP) -- Most U.S. troops will leave Iraq within a year because the Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth," Rep. John Murtha told a civic group. Two weeks ago, Murtha created a storm of comment when he called for U.S. troops to leave Iraq now. The Democratic congressman spoke to a group of community and business leaders in Latrobe on Wednesday, the same day President Bush said troops would be withdrawn when they've achieved victory, not under an artificial deadline set by politicians. Murtha predicted most troops will be...
  • Murtha: Generals All Agree With Me, Even When They Don't (Hardball 11/30/05)

    12/01/2005 4:52:28 PM PST · by Stultis · 100 replies · 2,760+ views
    MURTHA: [...] I said to Ambassador Bremer when he was over there, I said you‘re being too optimistic about this thing.  Be truthful.  The American public wants to hear the truth, and it‘ll backfire when you keeping telling these dishonest stories you keep telling. [...] And he just ignored it.  [...] they‘re not telling the truth.  [...] They‘re not being honest. MATTHEWS:  Is George Casey, the American commander in the Army, is George Casey telling the truth?  Is he one of the guys giving the president positive vibes when there‘s no reason for them, or is he telling people like...
  • Murtha Says Army Is Broken

    12/02/2005 4:39:42 AM PST · by armydawg1 · 35 replies · 2,022+ views ^ | Dec 2, 2005 | Associated Press
    "War hero" Congressman John "Benedict" Murtha takes time from basking in war hero status given by the MSM to blast the Army and its work.
  • Will The Real Murtha Stand Up?

    12/02/2005 11:01:39 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies · 2,052+ views
    National Security: Contrary to popular opinion, Rep. John Murtha, the decorated 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...
  • Murtha assesses Army as 'broken' [TRAITOR TO HIS COUNTRY ALERT]

    12/02/2005 6:58:13 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 79 replies · 2,871+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Dec. 2, 2005 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Rep. John P. Murtha is continuing his assault on the Bush administration's Iraq war policy, asserting this week that the U.S. Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth."</p> <p>The Pentagon and a senior Republican senator sharply disagreed with his assessment.</p>
  • Murtha, in Boston, renews criticism of handling of Iraq war

    12/02/2005 12:01:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 767+ views
    Murtha, in Boston, renews criticism of handling of Iraq war Associated Press BOSTON - U.S. Rep. John Murtha renewed his criticism of the Bush administration's handling of Iraq, saying the war can no longer be won through military might. "Once you lose the hearts and minds in a guerrilla war, you lose the war," said Murtha, D-Pa., in Boston to attend a Democratic fund-raiser. "You can't win this militarily now." Murtha also criticized Tuesday's release of a 35-page White House document titled "National Strategy for Victory in Iraq." The release was timed with a speech by President Bush in which...
  • Iraq is not a political game [More Murtha Leftist Support]

    12/02/2005 12:13:46 PM PST · by ncountylee · 20 replies · 623+ views
    sanfordherald ^ | December 2, 2005 | Charley Reese
    As any professional debater will tell you, framing the terms of the debate is more than half the battle. We saw a good example of that in the Republican reaction to Democratic Rep. John Murtha's call for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. If the choice is between “cutting and running,” which connotes cowardice and weakness, or “staying the course,” which connotes strength and manliness, then of course we will stay the course. Trouble is, that is not the choice offered by Murtha's suggested resolution. Murtha, a battle-scarred ex-Marine, argues that the American military has done all it can be...
  • An Army Broken? (Troop Response to Murtha)

    12/03/2005 9:05:27 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 3 replies · 350+ views
    Miserable Donuts ^ | 12-02-2005 | Major John
    With all the eagerness of a dog returning to something it has vomited up, the conventional media has latched onto Rep. Murtha's rambling discourse about the Army being "broken" and "has done all they can." Unmitigated crap. And I don't say this out of defensiveness or service pride - I'll tell you about how far we have had to come in a bit. First, though, a little material for you to mull over. The US Army is quite open about how it works, what it sees for its future, what it has been told to do in the future by...
  • Memo to Rep. John Murtha

    12/04/2005 8:22:17 AM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 970+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 12/4/5 | CLIFFORD MAY, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
    Before I say anything else, Congressman Murtha, let me thank you - for your long public service in Washington and, before that, in Vietnam. And let me commend you, too, for sparking an honest debate. Until now, what has passed for debate on Iraq has been mostly slander - for example, calling President Bush a liar and questioning his patriotism. But you have not taken this low road. Instead, you have said you believe the war in Iraq cannot be won and that it's time to bring the troops home. This is a discussion worth having. You also say that...
  • Murtha and Lieberman and Who Deserves Page One ["Reader Rep" of Cleveland Plain Dealer spews lies]

    12/04/2005 10:53:44 AM PST · by Diago · 23 replies · 817+ views
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | December 4, 2005 | Ted Diadiun
    Conspiracy theories abound when it comes to some readers' ideas about how editors decide what gets into and left out of The Plain Dealer. Several of us at the paper heard from such theorists last week, in the wake of the increasingly vituperative disagreements on Capitol Hill over the future of the war in Iraq. In general, they went something like this: If there's no liberal bias at The Plain Dealer, then why did you guys splash it all over the front page when Murtha gave his get-out-now speech, but when Lieberman came back from Iraq saying that we should...
  • Democrat (Murtha) says Bush moving towards early withdrawal of US troops in Iraq

    12/04/2005 9:57:44 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 32 replies · 944+ views
    AFP ^ | 12-04-2005,
    The US lawmaker who unleashed a heated debate with his call for a US troop pullout of Iraq said that he believed President George W. Bush's administration was moving towards his point of view. "I think this administration is coming around," said Democratic Representative John Murtha, a staunchly pro-military former marine, speaking on ABC television's "This Week" program. "I see the signals that they're starting to realize that the military has done everything it can do. The military has accomplished its mission," he said. Murtha said that the US military presence was helping to feed a violent insurgency. "The insurgency...
  • Firm rejects Democratic ‘shame’ ads (DNC out for Schmidt's blood)

    12/04/2005 8:21:08 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 35 replies · 1,298+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Dec. 03, 2005 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — An advertising company that gives most of its political donations to Republicans has refused to put up billboards criticizing Rep. Jean Schmidt, an Ohio Republican. The Democratic National Committee had sought to rent two billboards in Portsmouth, Ohio, and another in Cincinnati with a picture of Schmidt and the message: “Shame on you, Jean Schmidt: Stop attacking veterans. Keep your eye on the ball — we need a real plan for Iraq.” Lamar Advertising Co. of Baton Rouge, La., owns the billboards. Schmidt attacked Rep. John Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat who is a Marine veteran, for his call...