In a major victory for Al Qaeda, democratic “hawk” John Murtha vows that Bush will not go on with this war!
Code Pink co-founder Gael Murphy and DC coordinator Allison Yorra met with Congressman Murtha earlier this year to thank him for his courageous stand on dumping Iraq and fighting the War on Terror from Okinawa.
The Tribune Democrat reports:
“(Pelosi) has the highest respect for Murtha,” aide Jennifer Crider said. “His stance on Iraq changed the debate on the Iraq war in this country.”
The 32-year House veteran said voters had sent a message to President Bush and Republican congressional leaders.
“They don’t want a rubber-stamp Congress,” Murtha said Tuesday night. “They want a Congress that’s going to stand up.”
As for Bush’s future actions in Iraq, Murtha was blunt: “He’s not going to go on with this war.”
And, from Murtha’s blog at the Huffington Post:
Yesterday I heard the same old rhetorical garbage in the President’s press conference. America remains a nation at war, but the enemy that attacked us on September 11th is not the enemy we are fighting in Iraq. As of Tuesday, the President can no longer mask an Iraqi civil war as part of the real war on terrorism.
This election was a referendum on the President’s disastrous course in Iraq, and the American people clearly had ENOUGH.
So by “civility and bipartisanship” Speaker Pelosi must have meant “cutting and running”.
Now… George McGovern is offering advice on how best to cut and run like America did in Vietnam.
Update: More thoughts on Murtha.