Monday, September 18, 2006

Jack Murtha’s Ridiculous

September 18, 2006

Yes, I know he is, but in this case, that is the title of an email just received with his name affixed, from the DCCC. In the email, he calls all of the Republican “attacks” as “ridiculous.” Attacks?

I'm not too sure what these Republicans are trying to accomplish with all their attacks:

• The Republican Leader in the House says, "I listen to my Democrats friends, and I wonder if they are more interested in protecting the terrorists than protecting the American people."

• Dick Cheney says on national television that anybody who questions him is emboldening the enemy.

• Donald Rumsfeld compares anyone who questions their "stay the course" strategy to Nazi appeasers

Are these attacks? I don’t think so. I see them as eye opening revelations about one party that desires to be back in power while we are engaged in War!

Given all the obstacles, blocks and opposition Democrats have placed before President Bush since this war started; I would say what Republicans have been saying is fairly true, even if he misrepresents their words.

Wasn’t it John Kerry (D. Ma.) who repeatedly stated during the last campaign, “Wrong war, wrong place, wrong time?”

And, Harry Reid (D. Nv.) who was boasting, "We killed the Patriot Act?"

Nancy Pelosi (D. Ca.) who said, “This is a massive invasion of the privacy of the American people, not just some idle threat,” when addressing the extension of the Patriot Act that has been being used to discover and prevent another terrorist attack.

Former senator Max Cleland (D. Ga.) declared, "It's time for a strategy to win in Iraq or a strategy to get out." Amazingly, Cleland is listed as a “war hero” due to visiting a battlefield in Viet Nam, after the battle was long over, picked up a live hand grenade that exploded, causing him to lose 3 limbs. A “war hero” that didn’t even get a Purple Heart for such injuries?

Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) calls for all troops to be withdrawn from Iraq by a specific deadline, December 31, 2006. As was seen in Viet Nam, pronouncing your date of surrender in advance gives the enemy ample time to sit back and wait and after the Democrat imposed retreat, waltz in and conquer the nation, slaughtering innocents along the way.

John Kerry has been accusing President Bush of abandoning the hunt for Osama bin Laden and deceiving Americans about the war in Iraq, even though investigation after investigation says differently. And what if we do find Osama? Will the Democrats flock to his side to ensure his {American Civil Rights} are not violated?

Retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark said in 2003 that he "probably" would have voted for the congressional resolution last fall authorizing war. “Probably?”

Former Democratic President Clinton can’t seem to make up his mind on Iraq. After the attacks he justified back in 1998, he seems now to think attacking Iraq is somehow wrong, when a Republican is in office. Clinton called the Iraq invasion "a big mistake," while his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D. NY), voted for a Democratic bill that would announce a timetable for U.S. withdrawal.

Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) said, "[The Administration was] wrong about every single thing about Iraq."

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D. Ca.) says, "Iraq was a war of choice, not a war of necessity."

Sen. Ted Kennedy (D. Ma.) said, "The President wrongly and repeatedly insisted that it was too dangerous to ignore the weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Saddam Hussein and his ties to Al Qaeda."

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D. WV) said, "I thought [President Bush] distinctly misled the American people…”

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D. Wa.) says, "[T]o me, we had had a cease-fire agreement with Iraq."

Every single one of the Democrats made pre-war statements in support of the Iraqi War and now tries to claim President Bush “misled” them. How convenient considering some made pro-Iraq War statements even before Bush was elected.

These statements are not “questioning,” they are accusations and obfuscations against the effort in Iraq while we have troops in harm’s way.” Is it any wonder that Republicans would question Democrat responses to the war?

Murtha goes on to say,
Let there be no doubt that Democrats are united behind the fight against terrorism. Democrats are united behind our troops. And Democrats are united behind a strong America.”

Is that why they all abandoned Joseph Lieberman in the primaries in Connecticut in favor of Ned Lamont, a decidedly anti-war candidate?

He goes on to brag,
Sixty percent of the American people disagree with the direction in Iraq because nobody is being held accountable and we're not making any progress.”

Typical left-winged Democrat misrepresentation. In the polls, where are any broken down as to how many wish an even stronger response from the President in Iraq? And, no progress? I guess once again, comments of those who are actually there mean nothing to Jack Murtha. Of course, admitting any progress would deflate their attempts at regaining political power.

Towards the end, we see what we expected,
There's only one hope to get that change and get a new direction; that's a Democratic majority in the House.”
Politicizing the war in Iraq just to re-grab power in the Country. That’s not only ridiculous, it is shameful.

Murtha himself has recently made calls to withdraw the troops, then to reinstitute a Military Draft as well. He has said our troops have murdered innocent civilians in “cold blood” before any investigations were finished. He has called America in Iraq, “[M]ore dangerous to world peace than nuclear threats from North Korea or Iran." When called on it, he whined he didn’t say it, then he was misquoted, misrepresented and taken out of context since he claimed it was someone else’s quote.

Just as progress is being made in Iraq, their forces are growing, their people are taking control of their government and graducally taking over their own defense, he introduces legislation to force Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to resign and replace him with either Lieberman or Armitage, the one who has admittedly revealed Valerie Plames name, after her husband, Joseph Wilson did.

This is the world Jack Murtha would give us, more confusion, surrender when we are winning, possibly more graft from the unindicted co-conspirator in the ABSCAM scandal and who knows what else.

Don’t be misled by the Democrats “New Direction.” It is nothing more than the old cut and run retreat that will end up seeing millions of Iraqis slaughtered after we flee and empowerment of the terrorists as they perceive our weakness of fleeing from before them, just as they did when we fled Somalia after the infamous Black Hawk Down incident.

Ridiculous? You bet it is. But not Republicans taking a stand to protect freedoms and liberties as well as our safety against terrorists. It’s ridiculous to even consider keeping this man in the House.

Pennsylvania, you only hope to help America is to vote Diana Irey for Congress


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