Yahoo! News reports An influential House Democrat who voted for the Iraq war called Thursday for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops, another sign of growing unease in Congress about the conflict.
Such an action would guarantee that Iraq would become a host nation for terrorism, just like Afganistan was when Al Qaeda launched the 9/11 attack, except it is much easier to get to and from Iraq, and they would find it much easier to attack their neighbors. Since what John Murtha recommends is exactly the opposite of what is good for America, I am left with no alternative to conclude that he has betrayed the USA, and sold his soul to Al Qaeda."It is time for a change in direction," said Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., one of Congress' most hawkish Democrats. "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."
All wrong.House Republicans assailed Murtha's position as one of abandonment and surrender, and accused Democrats of playing politics with the war. "They want us to retreat. They want us to wave the white flag of surrender to the terrorists of the world,"
That is the job of the French.Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said. Murtha estimated that all U.S. troops could be pulled out within six months. A Vietnam veteran, he choked back tears during his remarks to reporters. Murtha's comments came just two days after the Senate voted to approve a statement that 2006 "should be a period of significant transition to full Iraqi sovereignty" to create the conditions for the phased withdrawal of U.S. forces.