Monday, October 16, 2006

John Murtha Disgusted and So Am I


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.”

Those guys?”

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.

Lew

UPDATE: More about Murtha's shenanigans at Murtha Must Go

1 comment:

Lew Waters said...

The text of Murtha's email:

From: "Rep. Jack Murtha, DCCC" {dccc@dccc.org} Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Subject: Disgusted
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 13:07:37 -0400

22 Days Left
We Are Counting On You

Dear Lewis,

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. And I don't think you will either.

We've only got 22 days to go until Election Day. If you're as disgusted as I am, then you need to get involved in this election today. You can and will make a difference.

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.

I am doing everything I can to support the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's (DCCC) efforts to win a Democratic majority. Today, I'm asking you to do the same. The DCCC is dedicated to working day and night to elect a Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives this November. We only have 22 days left and are running out of time. I know you have been following this election closely and that you know just how high the stakes are. Today, one of the best actions you can take to help win in November is to make a secure online contribution to the DCCC. Can I count on you to help our Democratic candidates by giving to the DCCC?

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The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion, when what America wants and deserves is accountability and a real plan. 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. Our troops deserve answers, not spin.

'Stay the course' is not a plan and it is not a solution to the quagmire the Bush administration has created in Iraq. Even as the British Army Chief is calling for their troops to leave Iraq because their presence is making things worse, our Army is drawing up blueprints to keep ours there through 2010. Crying "cut and run" and calling Democrats "defeatist" will not silence the critics of Bush's failed foreign policy. Democrats recognize that we're headed for a far greater disaster in Iraq if we don't change course - and soon. That is something the Bush ideologues know very little about -- realism!

In these last few weeks there is one thing we can count on and that is that the GOP attacks are only going to get more malicious. Republicans have said in recent days that they are preparing to lose seats, and indeed the results could fall anywhere between seven and thirty seats. Whether the DCCC has the resources to put our candidates across the finish line, or they fall just short, will depend on whether they can compete financially. And that depends on YOU and the thousands of other people who are committed to win this November.

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Despite objections from a majority of Americans, Iraqis and most world public opinion, and in the face of a deteriorating situation, this administration's insistence on a "go-it-alone, stay-the-course" policy defies logic. Karl Rove may have another name for it, but can anyone living in the real world deny that we are heading in the wrong direction?

I have served in Congress for 17 terms and I have many friends on the other side of the aisle. But my Republican Rubber Stamp friends who are insisting to 'stay the course' -- have it all wrong, and so my dear friends, we are forced to fight this war on two fronts. One is to combat the spin and intimidation that defines this administration and the Republican Congress. The other is to fight to change course, to do things better and demand answers and accountability. We will stay in this fight until the end, and we will win. But we need your help.

We must begin the new Congress with a clarion call to substitute slogans with strategy in Iraq. Democrats will put policy before politics and will provide the new direction we desperately need.

We must stop Bush's irresponsible policies now. We need a new direction. Today, I am asking you to make the additional action of giving a gift to help our candidates win in November. I would not ask if it were not so critical. Please give to the DCCC today. We are counting on your support!

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Sincerely,

Jack Murtha
Member of Congress, Pennsylvania's 12th District

P.S. -- The Bush policy in Iraq has been one plagued with surprises, errors and inaction - resulting in the quagmire we are faced with today. Bush and his policy makers are to blame for the situation in Iraq being a quagmire yet he refuses to hold those responsible accountable. With all the money and loss of lives we are expending in Iraq today, we can no longer afford surprises. We need to take control of our destiny in Iraq, and a Democratic majority is the only hope for that.

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