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Friday, December 02, 2005 

You Big Dope (More Murtha Antics)

I think this guy just fell in love with the camera

(AP) LATROBE, Pa. - Most U.S. troops will leave Iraq within a year because the Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth," Rep. John Murtha told a civic group.

"I predict he'll make it look like we're staying the course," Murtha said, referring to Bush. "Staying the course is not a policy."

Lt. Col. Chris Cleaver, spokesman for the Pennsylvania National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap said most of the 2,100 Guard troops now deployed with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team can't be sent back to Iraq for a second tour of duty anyway, because of regulations that limit redeployment.

Murtha will now probably try to claim credit for the fact that PA guard troops wont be going back to Iraq, but either way… seriously, what point does this serve? Lets look at it from two perspectives:

A.) Our forces are stretched too thin, and are very close to breaking: Well Sir, thanks for letting anyone know, who might find that information of some value for how effective they have been or how much harder they need to fight. I’m sure that those insurgents trying to kill our soldiers will step down their attacks if they think that the army is very strained.

B.) Our forces are fine, and he is politically posturing: Hey smart guy, you just ensured that some fanatical suicide bombers will be blowing up soldiers more than before, because they want to see if what you said is true, and now they can really drive out the infidel. You’ve also given the Iraqis so much confidence that we can help them get to the final goal.

And the left thought Bush’s “bring ‘em on” line was bad?