Murtha: US Staying in Iraq Helps Potential Enemies
By Randy Hall
CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor
July 21, 2006
(CNSNews.com) - Pennsylvania anti-war Congressman John Murtha Thursday said the U.S. military's continued presence in Iraq is emboldening America's potential enemies by depleting American resources that could be used in other conflicts around the world.
"Who wants us in Iraq? North Korea, Iran, China, Russia and al Qaeda," Murtha told a luncheon gathering in Washington, D.C. Those entities, he added, believe that "as a nation, we are distracted, and as a world superpower, we're depleting our resources." See Video
This lamebrain has become Cindy Sheehan, Tokyo Rose and Axis Sally, all rolled into one! Murtha again keeps up the attack on the fitness of our military:
"Because of the war in Iraq, our military is overcommitted, stretched thin," Murtha added, noting that U.S.-led coalition forces have spent "more than three and a half years in Iraq."Murtha fails to mention that our deployment in Iraq has resulted in around 33,000 fewer American casualties than was the case in Korea. Murtha also fails to mention that in the space of only three years, our efforts in Iraq have resulted in a working fledgling democracy in a middle-eastern Arab country--much less of a time frame than it took our own nation in its infancy!
"This is longer than the involvement in the Korean War, and soon will be longer than our participation in World War II," he said.
Yet, like Cindy Sheehan, Murtha has become drunk on notoriety following a less-than-stellar and less-than-ethical congressional career. And like Cindy Sheehan, Congressman John P. Murtha is willing to use his position to dance on the graves and sacrifices of our fallen to extend his 15 minutes of newfound fame, even to the point of becoming a cariacature of himself.
But Murtha's seditious and self-serving antics will be his undoing, for what goes around comes around. And Like I've stated before, Murtha will know the true meaning of "Karma" when he himself is "redeployed" come November.