Saturday, June 10, 2006


Reason #99 why the US military cannot stand John Murtha: he’s a hypocrite.

In his interview yesterday with CNN regarding the death of Al-Zarqawi, John Murtha was asked this question:

“Is it fair to say that this attack and the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi wouldn’t have happened if U.S. troops were not on the ground?”

Murtha’s reply:

Well, I’m not sure about that. I’m not sure it was a bomb that killed him from the air. So I’m not sure about that. But one thing for sure, this is significant. This is significant, two aspects. One is the fact that Zarqawi is killed, but also the fact that they appointed a defense minister and an interior minister. There’s no question we can’t win this militarily. So it’s a matter of time. The Iraqis are getting better. I think the intelligence came from the Iraqis, as I understand it. Now, this is the early reports. And it came to the security forces and the Iraqis and then passed on to the Americans. So this was a key element. Whether they could have done this themselves in this isolated area, I don’t know.

This the same Murtha who said of Iraqi civilian casualties in Haditha, Iraq:

One woman, as I understand it, in talking to the officials in the Marine Corps, was bending over a child pleading for mercy and they shot her in cold blood. There has to have been a cover-up of this thing. They killed innocent civilians in cold blood.

They tell me this is dereliction of duty.

There’s nobody done more for the troops than I have. Nobody’s worked harder than I have, in trying to make sure the troops have what they need. But I will not excuse murder. And this is what happened. There’s no question in my mind about it.

So let’s get this straight, Congressman: You doubt the SUCCESSES of our troops in Iraq but are sure of ALLEGED FAILURES of our troops in Haditha? No charges have been filed against any Marine in the incident, nor is the investigation complete, but Rep. Murtha KNOWS and is SURE they are true because he read it in Time Magazine?

If that weren’t enough, after all Murtha’s insulting comments about Iraqis not standing up for themselves or taking control in Iraq, he praised them as “getting better”. How convenient.

Mr. Murtha, here’s the video of the US military killing Al-Zarqawi “from the air”. Now tell us that this attack would have been pulled off by Iraqis if the US had taken your advice to cut and run back in November 2005.

By the way, John Murtha urged then-President Clinton to begin a complete pullout of U.S. troops from Somalia in 1993. We did and today Somalia is an Al-Qaeda recruiting center. Murtha said in 1993;

“There’s no military solution. Some of them will tell you [that] to get [warlord Mohamed Farrah] Aidid is the solution. I don’t agree with that.”

Sound familiar?

As a result of this “cut and run”, Osama Bin Laden became emboldened and planned new attacks against the US: “Our people realized more than before that the American soldier is a paper tiger that run[s] in defeat after a few blows.”

So… why exactly should anyone EVER listen to ANYTHING John Murtha has to say EVER again?

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