October 16, 2006
In as disrespectful of an email I have ever received or words even heard from one of these looney left Democrats, today I received one from John Murtha, (D.Pa.) that begins, “Those guys in the White House and their Republican buddies in Congress are telling us to sit down, shut up and 'stay the course' - well, I'm not going to.”
No one is telling anyone to “sit down” or “shut-up” from the administration. We bloggers are telling leftists interfering with the War on Terror that, but it isn’t coming from the administration.
I have previously addressed Murtha’s misguided stance on the War on Terror, but it appears it will need to be again. Jack Murtha, Ridiculous, Murtha Just Can’t Keep His Mouth Shut. He uses the slogan “stay the course” as if it were something bad. Sorry, but it means to complete the mission, to get the Iraqis and Afghani’s started on setting up their own Democracy and defense against the radical terrorists hell-bent on world domination.
As we all know, Democrats love catchy slogans and use them effectively, even if improperly.
Murtha goes on to say, “Everyone wants a stable Iraq, but victory is a goal not a strategy. Democrats are united behind the fight against terrorism. Democrats are united behind our troops. Democrats are united behind a strong America. Now, let's show them that Democrats are united behind winning this election.”
So, Murtha thinks Democrats are “united behind the fight against terrorism?” Does Representative Murtha forget his own calls for “redeployment to Okinawa?” In this same email, he calls Iraq a “quagmire.” He adds, “We need to take control of our destiny in Iraq, and a Democratic majority is the only hope for that.”
“Destiny?” I was unaware of any American “destiny” in Iraq. In a November 17, 2005 article, Representative Murtha said, “It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interest of the United States of America…” Nearly a year later and close to mid-term elections and his view is changed to “America’s Destiny” in Iraq? Shouldn’t any “destiny” in Iraq be left to the Iraqi people, as President Bush is attempting to do, even with all the constant undermining from Democrats like Murtha?
Hearing Murtha claim “Democrats are united behind our troops,” made me almost spit all over my monitor screen. Did Mr. Murtha forget saying, “We have to bring them [the troops] home before they kill more babies.” (June 2006) Or, has, "there was no firefight, there was no IED(improvised explosive device) that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood,” slipped his memory?
Has the words, "And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the – of – the historical customs, religious customs," spoken by Senator John Kerry (D. Ma.) slipped his mind as well?
Perhaps he doesn’t recall Senator Dick Durbin’s words, “If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have happened by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.”
After the deaths of Uday and Qusay Hussein, Representative Charles Rangle (D. NY.) said, "We have a law on the books that United States should not be assassinating anybody." Or troops killing animals like Saddam’s sons in a firefight could hardly be described as “assassination,” except by a Democrat opposed to President Bush.
Judging by statements as this and others, it hardly appears Democrats are “united behind our troops.”
Every Democrat administration in the last 3 decades has gutted our Military Forces and denied them needed weapons upgrades. Acts of terrorism are treated as mere crimes. Programs designed to ferret out information on possible future attacks have been opposed and fought against, leading Senate minority leader, Harry Reid (D. Nv.) to boast, "We killed the Patriot Act," in December of 2005. This hardly the picture of being “united for a strong America.”
Murtha adds in the email, “It has become increasingly clear that the only thing we're going to get out of the White House and the Republicans in Congress are rosy scenarios and political slogans.”
No, Mr. Murtha, we have been getting truthful reports leading the Democrats to also complain that President Bush is a “fearmonger.” In a September 1, 2006 blog entry at the Huffington Post, Murtha stated about Bush and Rumsfeld, “drew inflammatory parallels between Nazism and today's war in Iraq designed only to provoke unreasonable fear in the hearts of Americans.” Since the outset of the War on Terror, President Bush has consistently stated it was going to be a long and hard fight, possibly covering generations. Doesn’t sound like a “rosy scenario” to me.
Murtha next said, “Our troops deserve answers, not spin.”
No, Mr. Murtha, they deserve our support and admiration. They do not deserve to be used as pawns by the Democrats trying desperately to use them to bash President Bush and Republicans and regain political power in Washington D.C. They deserve the best equipment, best food and our praise. They deserve to feel America is behind their mission to squelch terror and give the Iraqis a decent fighting chance to attain the freedoms we enjoy.
What they don’t need is Democrats using every ploy they can, demonizing our troops when they feel they can get away with it and claiming they Support the Troops.
Is it any wonder that our Troops usually vote majority Republican, leading Democrat hopeful Al Gore’s failed Presidential Campaign to work diligently to deny Military absentee ballots in the 2000 Presidential election recounts in Florida?
Mr. Murtha, your words fall on deaf ears. Your previous words and actions speak for themselves and even though you may be a decorated veteran yourself, you sir are no friend of the troops.
UPDATE: More about Murtha's shenanigans at Murtha Must Go
Monday, October 16, 2006
Posted by Lew Waters at 7:34 PM