From Mogadishu to Baghdad, Quotes From a Liberal Hawk

“Representative Murtha, has urged Clinton to withdraw U.S. forces from Somalia”

Rep. John Murtha on the Conflict in Somalia
Associated Press
September 22, 1993

“Our military has done everything that has been asked of them, the U.S. can not accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. IT IS TIME TO BRING THEM HOME.”

Rep. John Murtha on the War in Iraq
Congressman John Murtha (website)
November 17, 2005

“They’re subdued compared to normal morale of elite forces…”

Rep. John Murtha on the Conflict in Somalia
NewsMax
September, 1993

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 on the War in Iraq
Associated Press
December 1, 2005

“House aides say other senior Democrats, like Rep. John Murtha, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on defense, are privately expressing concerns.”

Rep. John Murtha during the Conflict in Somalia
Washington Times
September 6, 1993

“It was, therefore, anything but a routine moment when the normally publicity-shy Pennsylvanian joined dovish House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at a Sept. 16 news conference criticizing the administration’s handling of the war in Iraq and its aftermath.”

Rep. John Murtha during the War in Iraq
Washington Post
September 27, 2003

“After 18 U.S. Rangers were killed in the battle of Mogadishu, Murtha visited U.S. forces in Somalia…Afterwards, Murtha said the US had no choice but to pull out completely.”

Rep. John Murtha on the Conflict in Somalia
Associated Press
September, 1993

“Our military has done everything that has been asked of them, the U.S. cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily,” Murtha, a 37-year Marine veteran, said Thursday.”It’s time to bring them home.”

Rep. John Murtha on the War in Iraq
News Max
November 19, 2005

“Our welcome has been worn out.”

Rep. John Murtha on the Conflict in Somalia
The Today Show
September, 1993

“80% of Iraqis are strongly opposed to the presence of coalition troops.” and “The continued presence of U.S. troops in Iraq is “uniting the enemy against us.”

Rep. John Murtha on the War in Iraq
Congressman John Murtha (website) & CNN
(a bogus poll number by the way- Only 8 % of Iraqis say that foreign forces are the reason for the country going in the wrong direction.)
November 17, 2005

“Mr. Murtha joined a small but influential list of Democratic lawmakers who have publicly urged the president to change the mission in Somalia.”

Rep. John Murtha on the Conflict in Somalia
Washington Times
September 30, 1993

“An influential House Democrat who voted for the Iraq war called Thursday for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops, another sign of growing unease in Congress about the conflict.”

Rep. John Murtha on the War in Iraq
Fox News
November 18, 2005

“Murtha said he did not ‘see any achievable goal or national security interest in this operation.”

Rep. John Murtha on the Conflict in Somalia
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
October 6, 1993

“Our military is suffering. The future of our country is at risk… It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interest of the United States of America…”

Rep. John Murtha on the War in Iraq
Congressman John Murtha (website)
November 17, 2005

Hat Tip Bat One, NewsMax and American Thinker

Update: (Monday AM) Lorie Byrd at Polipundit says it is bias rather than laziness that is the problem with today’s media.

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