Thursday, December 01, 2005

TRAITOR: Murtha says U.S. Army "Broken, Worn Out, Living Hand-to-Mouth."

Muzzle this dog.

By Murtha's standards, the U.S. would have sought peace with Hitler 5 weeks into World War II.

This alternate reality of a quagmire in Iraq exists only in the minds of Left wing demagogues and their media whose hatred of George Bush now forces them now to "prove" mismanagement and strategic failure.

More dangerous is the message statements like Murtha's send to our enemies in Iraq and our future enemies we've yet to face -- "Kill 2000 of us, and we'll fold like a fan."

This sedition serves only to invite more violence upon us, not less. The day the Republican party tolerates this type aiding and abetting is the last day I call myself a Republican.

"Our boys were shocked by the low morale of the American soldier and they realized that the American soldier was just a paper tiger. He was unable to endure the strikes that were dealt to his army, so he fled."

Osama bin Laden's observations on Somalia and the impetus he cites for founding al Qaeda.
May 1998


Anonymous MT said...

I feel better about Cunningham than I do about Murtha. Coulter has a great piece on the Republican refusal to call Murtha what he is. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) didn't call him a coward. She said "cowards cut and run, Marines never do" in her quoting of a Col. who she spoke with earlier that day. I wonder why Murtha took that personally?

12/01/2005 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Maggie said...

Murtha, founding father of White Flag Democrats, is an excellent example of why Congress should have term limits.

12/02/2005 08:10:00 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Amen. Murtha being labeled a "hawk" is the pseudo-event of the year.

12/02/2005 11:50:00 AM  
Blogger f mcdonald said...

Murtha has replaced Cindy S. as the darling of the media. I don't think he will last as long as she did. He doesn't cry as much.

I propose a new name for these ex-military types who turn on their fellows in arms: Murtha Maureens!

12/02/2005 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous ray b said...

Blame the messenger? You guys are too much!

What's wrong with a little debate over this, or any, war? What is a congressman suppose to do, keep quiet? Murtha is doing his job.

I think Ronald Reagan would frown upon your insults over Murtha.

If we're fighting for democracy, if over 2,000 servicemen were killed because of this noble cause, then we could at least hold high one of the tenants of democracy in this country - DEBATE.

Is there any critism of this Administration and its handling of this war in Iraq that you can stomach? Or do you all have Cheney's cock in your mouth and just can't speak clearly?

12/03/2005 10:57:00 AM  
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12/03/2005 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous MT said...

Yes Ray, when it comes to giving comfort and support to the enemy the congressman should keep quiet...oh yea, per the DNC Chair it's Republicans who are the enemy. In that case, carry on.

You guys can't see the forest for the trees. It's just about power for the leading Democrats, not about what's right or wrong.

Lieberman has said it as well as anyone in his op-ed earlier this week. Where is the coverage of that vs. the coverage of Murtha?

The tide has turned Ray. The libs are not going to be able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory this time. Why do they want defeat? Because it's partisan politics over all else and a retreat from Iraq = a Bush defeat.

12/03/2005 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...


Aiding and abetting is not debate, nor is it free speech. Ask your darling John McCain even.

I don't expect relativist Liberals to understand concepts like loyalty, fidelity, and how leadership is not the same as polling trends.

I'm beyond trying to explain.

No, what I want now is for Liebermann to take back the Democratic party from the seditious loons who run it now.

I want Murtha, Reid, Kennedy, Pelosi, et. al. held accountable.

You can draw your own conclusions as to how.

12/03/2005 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous ray b said...

Aiding and abetting the enemy!!!

Are you now snorting the Kool-Aid??? Please put the Kool-Aid down now. For the love of God!!!!

12/03/2005 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous R. Reagan said...

12/03/2005 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Link Wray (from Rock and Roll heaven) said...

How dare Rep. John Murtha suggest that Cheney dodged and dodged and dodged and dodged and dodged the draft?

In the vice president's new, more fortified bunker, inside his old undisclosed secure location within the larger bunker that used to be called the West Wing of the White House, Dick Cheney was muttering and sputtering.

He hurled a sheaf of news reports with such force it knocked over the picture of Ahmad Chalabi that he keeps next to the picture of Churchill. Winston Chalabi, he likes to call him.

Vice is fed up with all the whining and carping - and that's just inside the White House. The only negativity in Washington is supposed to be his own. He's the only one allowed to scowl and grumble and conspire.

The impertinent Tom DeFrank reported in The New York Daily News that embattled White House aides felt "President Bush must take the reins personally" to save his presidency.

Let him try, Cheney said with a sneer. Things are nowhere near dire enough for that. Even if Junior somehow managed to grab the reins to his presidency, Vice holds Junior's reins. So he just needs to get all these sniveling, poll-driven wimps and losers back on board with the master plan.

Things had been going so smoothly. The global torture franchise was up and running. Halliburton contracts were flowing. Tax cuts were sailing through. Oil companies were raking it in. Alaska drilling was thrillingly close. The courts were defending his executive privilege on energy policy, and people were still buying all that smoke about Saddam's being responsible for 9/11, and that drivel about how we're fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here. Everything was groovy.

But not anymore. Cheney could not believe that Karl had made him go out and call that loudmouth Jack Murtha a patriot. He was sure the Pentagon generals had put the congressman up to calling for a withdrawal from Iraq. Is the military brass getting in touch with its pacifist side? In Wyoming, Vice shoots doves.

How dare Murtha suggest that Cheney dodged and dodged and dodged and dodged and dodged the draft? Murtha thinks he knows about war just because he served in one and was a Marine for 37 years? Vice started his own war. Now that's a credential!

It always goes this way with the cut-and-run crowd. First they start nitpicking the war, complaining about little things like the lack of armor for the troops. Then they complain that there aren't enough troops. Well, that would just require more armor that we don't have. Then they kvetch about using incendiary weapons in a city like Fallujah. Vice likes the smell of white phosphorus in the morning.

What really enrages him is all the Republicans in the Senate making noises about timetables. Before you know it, it's going to be helicopters on the Baghdad embassy rooftop.

Just because Junior's approval ratings are in the 30s, people around here are going all wobbly. Vice was 10 points lower and he wasn't worried. Numbers are for sissies.

Why do Harry Reid and his Democratic turncoats think they can call the White House on the carpet? Do they think Vice would fear to lie about lying about the rationale for going to war? A real liar never stops lying.

He didn't want to have to tell the rest of the senators to go do to themselves what he had told Patrick Leahy to go do to himself.

Now all these idiots are getting caught, even Scooter. DeLay's on the ropes and the Dukester is a total embarrassment, spending bribes on antique commodes and a Rolls-Royce. Vice should never have let an amateur get involved with defense contracts.

Republican moderates are running scared in the House, worried about re-election. Even senators seem to have forgotten which side their bread is oiled on. Ted Stevens let oil company executives get caught lying about the energy task force meeting, while Vice can't even get a little thing like torture chambers through the Senate. What's so wrong with a little torture?

And now John Warner wants Junior to use fireside chats to explain his plan for Iraq. When did everybody get the un-American idea that the president is answerable to America?

Vice is fed up with the whining of squirrelly surrogates like Brent Scowcroft and Lawrence Wilkerson on behalf of peaceniks like George Senior and Colin Powell. If Poppy's upset about his kid's mentor, he should be man enough to come slug it out.

Poppy isn't getting Junior back, Vice vowed, muttering: "He's my son. It's my war. It's my country."

[The above is from "Inside Cheney's secret bunker, things are no longer so groovy" by MAUREEN DOWD,

12/03/2005 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Oh dear God - not the mocking! Anyting but the mocking!!!

12/03/2005 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous MT said...

I have just returned from my fourth trip to Iraq in the past 17 months and can report real progress there. More work needs to be done, of course, but the Iraqi people are in reach of a watershed transformation from the primitive, killing tyranny of Saddam to modern, self-governing, self-securing nationhood--unless the great American military that has given them and us this unexpected opportunity is prematurely withdrawn.
Progress is visible and practical. In the Kurdish North, there is continuing security and growing prosperity. The primarily Shiite South remains largely free of terrorism, receives much more electric power and other public services than it did under Saddam, and is experiencing greater economic activity. The Sunni triangle, geographically defined by Baghdad to the east, Tikrit to the north and Ramadi to the west, is where most of the terrorist enemy attacks occur. And yet here, too, there is progress.
There are many more cars on the streets, satellite television dishes on the roofs, and literally millions more cell phones in Iraqi hands than before. All of that says the Iraqi economy is growing. And Sunni candidates are actively campaigning for seats in the National Assembly. People are working their way toward a functioning society and economy in the midst of a very brutal, inhumane, sustained terrorist war against the civilian population and the Iraqi and American military there to protect it.
It is a war between 27 million and 10,000; 27 million Iraqis who want to live lives of freedom, opportunity and prosperity and roughly 10,000 terrorists who are either Saddam revanchists, Iraqi Islamic extremists or al Qaeda foreign fighters who know their wretched causes will be set back if Iraq becomes free and modern. The terrorists are intent on stopping this by instigating a civil war to produce the chaos that will allow Iraq to replace Afghanistan as the base for their fanatical war-making. We are fighting on the side of the 27 million because the outcome of this war is critically important to the security and freedom of America. If the terrorists win, they will be emboldened to strike us directly again and to further undermine the growing stability and progress in the Middle East, which has long been a major American national and economic security priority.

Before going to Iraq last week, I visited Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Israel has been the only genuine democracy in the region, but it is now getting some welcome company from the Iraqis and Palestinians who are in the midst of robust national legislative election campaigns, the Lebanese who have risen up in proud self-determination after the Hariri assassination to eject their Syrian occupiers (the Syrian- and Iranian-backed Hezbollah militias should be next), and the Kuwaitis, Egyptians and Saudis who have taken steps to open up their governments more broadly to their people. In my meeting with the thoughtful prime minister of Iraq, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, he declared with justifiable pride that his country now has the most open, democratic political system in the Arab world. He is right.
In the face of terrorist threats and escalating violence, eight million Iraqis voted for their interim national government in January, almost 10 million participated in the referendum on their new constitution in October, and even more than that are expected to vote in the elections for a full-term government on Dec. 15. Every time the 27 million Iraqis have been given the chance since Saddam was overthrown, they have voted for self-government and hope over the violence and hatred the 10,000 terrorists offer them. Most encouraging has been the behavior of the Sunni community, which, when disappointed by the proposed constitution, registered to vote and went to the polls instead of taking up arms and going to the streets. Last week, I was thrilled to see a vigorous political campaign, and a large number of independent television stations and newspapers covering it.
None of these remarkable changes would have happened without the coalition forces led by the U.S. And, I am convinced, almost all of the progress in Iraq and throughout the Middle East will be lost if those forces are withdrawn faster than the Iraqi military is capable of securing the country.
The leaders of Iraq's duly elected government understand this, and they asked me for reassurance about America's commitment. The question is whether the American people and enough of their representatives in Congress from both parties understand this. I am disappointed by Democrats who are more focused on how President Bush took America into the war in Iraq almost three years ago, and by Republicans who are more worried about whether the war will bring them down in next November's elections, than they are concerned about how we continue the progress in Iraq in the months and years ahead.
Here is an ironic finding I brought back from Iraq. While U.S. public opinion polls show serious declines in support for the war and increasing pessimism about how it will end, polls conducted by Iraqis for Iraqi universities show increasing optimism. Two-thirds say they are better off than they were under Saddam, and a resounding 82% are confident their lives in Iraq will be better a year from now than they are today. What a colossal mistake it would be for America's bipartisan political leadership to choose this moment in history to lose its will and, in the famous phrase, to seize defeat from the jaws of the coming victory.
The leaders of America's military and diplomatic forces in Iraq, Gen. George Casey and Ambassador Zal Khalilzad, have a clear and compelling vision of our mission there. It is to create the environment in which Iraqi democracy, security and prosperity can take hold and the Iraqis themselves can defend their political progress against those 10,000 terrorists who would take it from them.

Does America have a good plan for doing this, a strategy for victory in Iraq? Yes we do. And it is important to make it clear to the American people that the plan has not remained stubbornly still but has changed over the years. Mistakes, some of them big, were made after Saddam was removed, and no one who supports the war should hesitate to admit that; but we have learned from those mistakes and, in characteristic American fashion, from what has worked and not worked on the ground. The administration's recent use of the banner "clear, hold and build" accurately describes the strategy as I saw it being implemented last week.
We are now embedding a core of coalition forces in every Iraqi fighting unit, which makes each unit more effective and acts as a multiplier of our forces. Progress in "clearing" and "holding" is being made. The Sixth Infantry Division of the Iraqi Security Forces now controls and polices more than one-third of Baghdad on its own. Coalition and Iraqi forces have together cleared the previously terrorist-controlled cities of Fallujah, Mosul and Tal Afar, and most of the border with Syria. Those areas are now being "held" secure by the Iraqi military themselves. Iraqi and coalition forces are jointly carrying out a mission to clear Ramadi, now the most dangerous city in Al-Anbar province at the west end of the Sunni Triangle.
Nationwide, American military leaders estimate that about one-third of the approximately 100,000 members of the Iraqi military are able to "lead the fight" themselves with logistical support from the U.S., and that that number should double by next year. If that happens, American military forces could begin a drawdown in numbers proportional to the increasing self-sufficiency of the Iraqi forces in 2006. If all goes well, I believe we can have a much smaller American military presence there by the end of 2006 or in 2007, but it is also likely that our presence will need to be significant in Iraq or nearby for years to come.
The economic reconstruction of Iraq has gone slower than it should have, and too much money has been wasted or stolen. Ambassador Khalilzad is now implementing reform that has worked in Afghanistan--Provincial Reconstruction Teams, composed of American economic and political experts, working in partnership in each of Iraq's 18 provinces with its elected leadership, civil service and the private sector. That is the "build" part of the "clear, hold and build" strategy, and so is the work American and international teams are doing to professionalize national and provincial governmental agencies in Iraq.
These are new ideas that are working and changing the reality on the ground, which is undoubtedly why the Iraqi people are optimistic about their future--and why the American people should be, too.

I cannot say enough about the U.S. Army and Marines who are carrying most of the fight for us in Iraq. They are courageous, smart, effective, innovative, very honorable and very proud. After a Thanksgiving meal with a great group of Marines at Camp Fallujah in western Iraq, I asked their commander whether the morale of his troops had been hurt by the growing public dissent in America over the war in Iraq. His answer was insightful, instructive and inspirational: "I would guess that if the opposition and division at home go on a lot longer and get a lot deeper it might have some effect, but, Senator, my Marines are motivated by their devotion to each other and the cause, not by political debates."
Thank you, General. That is a powerful, needed message for the rest of America and its political leadership at this critical moment in our nation's history. Semper Fi.

12/03/2005 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous MT said...

Lieberman is shunned by his party for speaking the non-partisan truth above. The enemy is watching the US Media and seeing Murtha tell them that the US troops are broken and tired. He's the one who's broken and tired...and irresponsible. I appreciate his past service but he's way out of bounds now.

12/03/2005 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger f mcdonald said...

mt said-
Here is a link to Smokin' Joe's column.

Lieberman OpEd

12/03/2005 10:56:00 PM  

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