Friday, January 06, 2006

Murtha Fears a Withdrawal

Byron York wrote in National Review Online Representative John Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat who has come to national prominence since his call for a quick withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, said Thursday night that he worries about "a slow withdrawal which makes it look like there's a victory." Appearing at a town meeting in Arlington, Virginia, with fellow Democratic Rep. James Moran, Murtha said, "A year ago, I said we can't win this militarily, and I got all kinds of criticism." Now, Murtha told the strongly antiwar audience, "I worry about a slow withdrawal which makes it look like there's a victory

What he fears is not the slow withdrawal; it is that it may be considered a victory.
when I think it should be a redeployment as quickly as possible and let the Iraqis handle the whole thing."
He wants us to withdraw immediately so that Iraq will break into a Civil War, which the Dems can then say shows we were wrong to go in.
The meeting, which attracted an overflow crowd, was promoted by the Internet activist group, which said that "Congressman Moran has extended a special invitation to MoveOn members in his district and nearby."
MoveOn is the extreme left wing group Soros supports. I am tempted to say that they got Murtha's name wrong, and that the y misspelled it, because it should be Congressman Moron, but there are two congressmen named Moran, one from Kansas and one from Virginia, and since it was held in Virginia I suspect they mean Jim Moran
It was also promoted on some antiwar websites like War supporters organized by the conservative demonstrated outside.

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