Murtha of God
Two days ago, Congressman John Murtha tore the knickers off of the administrations deferments and ripped them into little flaglets as he came out against the war and the way it has been managed.
"It is time for a change in direction. Our military is suffering, the future of our country is at risk. We cannot continue on the present course. It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interests of the United States of America, the Iraqi people or the Persian Gulf region," Murtha said.
Here is the video from Brad Blog.
And here is a Congressperson dressed like a Republican luncheon napkin giving the infantile school yard response.
And here is the official school yard response.
Congressman Murtha is a respected veteran and politician who has a record of supporting a strong America. So it is baffling that he is endorsing the policy positions of Michael Moore and the extreme liberal wing of the Democratic party. The eve of an historic democratic election in Iraq is not the time to surrender to the terrorists. After seeing his statement, we remain baffled -- nowhere does he explain how retreating from Iraq makes America safer
Murtha is close to the generals in the pentagon and he is no chicken hawk. UPI claims in an editorial that his position will transform the dialogue.
For lots of video on yesterday's animal house behavior, go to the Democratic Underground.
In the meantime, Bob Woodward turns his coat.
And Fitzgerald goes for a new Grand Jury.
On another note.
Today is the End of Earthfamilyalpha
In this year, this site has grown to be in the top 2500 sites
in the country. But more importantly, with the translator,
Earthfamilyalpha is becoming a global site.
More on this tomorrow.
But for now,
Thanks to SB.
Thanks to Polit thoughts.
And thanks to Dorothy.
And thanks to all of you
who have given us your encouragement,
And your thoughtful comments.
These were the first words last November.
Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the government, nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it. Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Institute address, Feb 27, 1860
FEAR IS A SCARY THING
BUT HOPE IS A POWERFUL THING
AND WE MUST HAVE JUSTICE
SO IT WILL BE FAIR
IS VERY ENCOURAGING
For we cannot know what the wind sees,
and we cannot see the wind write its song
when the night is still,
and the dark walks weeping.
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