Although I only heard snippets of yesterday’s Murtha speech the parts I did hear were unbelievably moving. Who could doubt a man with such a military track record?
President Bush, in South Korea, continued on Friday to be questioned by reporters about the debate over Iraq. His press secretary issued an unusually blistering statement responding to Mr. Murtha’s call for a pullout, declaring that the Democrat was “endorsing the policy positions of Michael Moore and the extreme liberal wing of the Democratic Party.” Page A16.
Hmmmmm excellent. Comparing a House member to Michael Moore is classy.
And then there was this:
House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) accused Murtha of delivering “the highest insult” to the troops. “We must not cower,” Hastert lectured the old soldier.
And Rep. John Carter (R-Tex.) said the likes of Murtha want to take “the cowardly way out and say, ‘We’re going to surrender.’
Again, someone explain why our still being there is helping Iraqi people and the American people at all. Really. I’m actually asking for an explanation. Is it because if we pull out now the people behind our going to war in the first place won’t be seen as heroes? Do we need to wait until history allows us to look back on the administration and say, “Wow, good thing they did that?” When is enough, enough?
I really want a clear answer (preferably one that doesn’t say something about how we’re fighting terrorism.)