Saturday, November 19, 2005

Mirthess Murtha

What can you say about the addled representative from Pennsylvania, John Murtha? How pathetic to see this former warrior trotted out in the presence of two of the dimmest bulbs in Congress, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, and call for what would be a disastrous policy, a precipitous withdrawal of forces from Iraq. You have to respect his 37 years in the Corps but even the sharpest sword will go dull if all it is used for is to stir the swill.

He is just wrong on the facts when he says: “"Our troops have become the primary target of the insurgency," The vast majority of deaths caused by these terrorists are among the Iraqis themselves. How can our troops be the primary target when the “insurgents” have taken to driving car bombs into mosques. How many US troops are in the Iraq mosques during prayers? The answer for the benefit of the Honorable Mr Murtha, is zero. The terrorists know this, if the learned Murtha does not. The terrorists are desperately trying to attack the will of the Iraqis in the hopes the Iraqis themselves will sue for peace and expel the Americans. Should such a event occur, it would not be long before the terrorists set up a regime that would make the Taliban look like picture of tolerance.

God bless my representative, a true hero who still has all his faculties: Sam Johnson of Texas. He is a former POW and Air Force flier (and yes, I have forgiven him for this single lapse in judgement). This is what he said when he heard of Murtha’s blather:

Pulling our troops out of Iraq now is unconscionable and irresponsible.

“We’ve got to support our troops to the hilt and see this mission through.

“I bet Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is high-fiving his buddies and praising Allah after hearing these news reports. Immediate withdrawal- and the conflict sparked by this debate - is just what al-Zarqawi wants.

“I was just in Iraq and our troops told me that they are motivated to spread democracy. They’re fighting for freedom and they mean business.

“We need to get the job done in support of freedom and to eliminate Al-Qaeda terrorists around the world.

“In case people have forgotten, this is the same thing that happened in Vietnam. Peaceniks and people in Congress – and America - started saying bad things about what was going on over there. Let me tell you what it did for troop morale. It’s a real downer.

“I just pray our troops and their families can block this noise out and know that I will fight like mad to make sure our troops have everything they need - for as long as they need - to win the global war on terrorism.”

Murtha should shut up, retire, then go lay down.