Sunday, March 05, 2006

John Murtha...Clearly Not on Drugs

General's Assessment of Iraq Questioned

By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press Writer

The Pentagon's top general acknowledged Sunday that "anything can happen" in Iraq, but he said things aren't as bad as some say. "I wouldn't put a great big smiley face on it, but I would say they're going very, very well from everything you look at."

The comments drew criticism that Gen. Peter Pace is glossing over problems in the three-year-old U.S. campaign.

"Why would I believe him?" asked Rep. John Murtha D-Pa., a major critic of the Bush administration's handling of the war. "This administration, including the president, (has) mischaracterized this war for the last two years."

"We have a situation where our military is in such bad shape, it couldn't deploy to a second front," Murtha said. "And the Iranians know this. North Korea knows it. China knows it. We're depleting our resources in Iraq."

"The only people who want us in Iraq are Iran and al-Qaeda," Murtha said on CBS's "Face the Nation" political talk show. "And I talked to a top-level commander the other day and he said China wants us there also. Why? Because we're depleting our resources ... our troop resources and our fiscal resources.

"... The war on terrorism is worldwide. In Iraq, it's a civil war."

Now that sounds far more realistic than General Pace's lunatic opinion in the post below this one. John Murtha passes the stringent PTCruiser drug screening with flying colors.

2 Comments:

At March 06, 2006 9:46 PM, Blogger enigma4ever said...

Great post....I really wish that Murtha was our Defense leader.... he speaks good common sense...

( and yes Pace is an idiot)

 
At March 08, 2006 2:17 PM, Blogger enigma4ever said...

I blog-rolled you today...great blog...

 

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