Carol Platt Liebau: Murtha's Bad Week

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Murtha's Bad Week

This Washington Post story outlines the way that Jack Murtha (thankfully) bungled the roll-out of his "slow bleed" strategy for forcing a loss in the Iraq war. (As noted here, Murtha's grasp of reality when it comes to the impact of losing the war is -- to put it charitably -- tenuous.)

The panoply of Democratic reaction outlined in the story is unintentionally revealing. The left of the party is unhappy because the slow bleed strategy doesn't go far enough, fast enough. The newly elected Democrat Iraq war veterans want a straight timetable for withdrawal.

But nowhere does anyone from the party signal any concern about actually losing the war; their exclusive concern is how to orchestrate the failure most artfully. Rush Limbaugh was absolutely right when he pointed out that the Democrats own defeat.


Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Jim Moran (R) said,

"To think that Mr. Murtha would take an action that is not in the best interests of our troops is lunacy. No one in the Congress has spent more years in combat nor more time listening to the young men and women and their families who serve our country than Jack Murtha. Just as Mr. Murtha forced Congress and the President to spend money on protective body armor and up-armored Humvees, Jack is now the first American leader to propose a true plan that "supports our troops" in a more genuine way than simply cheering them on into battle."

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