Dopey John Murtha Equates Iraq to Iwo Jima! (Video)

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** Well, this is just dopey! **

John Murtha says, “This is the worst US combat since Iwo Jima!”
(24 dopey seconds)

Of course, this absurdity went unchallenged by ABC’s Stephanopoulos!

This statement was taken from his interview on This Week with George Stephanopoulos:

“This is the most intensive combat I’ve seen since maybe some of the combat in Iwo Jima or some of those places in World War II. They can’t take this kind of combat for an extended period.”

Two words- Forgotten War

Another Rovian Conspiracy provides historical persepective.

U.S. Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) may be a liberal hawk… but he is no historian! (Reuters)
Not that facts or numbers mean anything anymore…

But, the US lost 6,825 military personnel in 37 days on the island of Iwo Jima.
The US has lost 3,019 military personnel in over 3 years and 9 months in Iraq.

John Murtha also announced during the ABC interview that he would introduce legislation to cut off funding for President Bush’s proposed surge in Iraq.

Update: Don’t ever expect to hear this coming from Murtha. Amir Taheri discusses the real situation on the gound in Iraq at the New York Post today:

More than 90 percent of the violence that dominates reporting from Iraq takes place in five neighborhoods in Baghdad, plus one of the 18 Iraqi provinces…

Last month, Iraq received the U.N.’s special environmental prize for reviving parts of the marshes drained by Saddam, thus saving one of the world’s most precious ecological treasures. Almost no one in the media noticed.

Also last month, the Iraqi soccer squad reached the finals of the Asian Games – beating out Japan, China, South Korea and Iran. Again, few in the West noticed.

In 2006, almost 200 major reconstruction projects were officially completed and 4,000 new private companies registered in Iraq. But few seem interested in the return of private capitalism after nearly 50 years of Soviet-style control.

It’s the liberal media refuses to report the other stories coming from Iraq.

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