John Murtha and Those "Broken & Worn Out" Attacks on Somalia

The Islamic Courts folks made a huge mistake if they listened to John Murtha…this time…

Somali protesters hold a poster during a demonstration that was organised by the Islamic Courts of Somalia in Mogadishu September 22, 2006. (REUTERS/Shabele Media)

It wasn’t that long ago that John Murtha was leading the charge to cut and run from Somalia:

“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

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

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

“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

“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 welcome has been worn out.”

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

“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

“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

In December 2005… John Murtha declared… “The Army is “broken, worn out” and “living hand to mouth.”

But today, Murtha may have a few less fans

Maybe, US Forces are not so “broken and worn out” after all?

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