Thursday, February 15, 2007

Murtha's Slow Bleed

This is being discussed many places including the Castle and Blackfive. However, I think it should be posted everywhere on the 'Net. I think everyone needs to understand that Murtha intends to make sure that he gets his way even if it endangers our military. How can it not? What is more dangerous than denying reinforcements to soldiers in battle? That's step one in the plan.

House Democrats' New Strategy: Force Slow End to War

Top House Democrats, working in concert with anti-war groups, have decided against using congressional power to force a quick end to U.S. involvement in Iraq, and instead will pursue a slow-bleed strategy designed to gradually limit the administration's options.
Led by Rep. John P. Murtha, D-Pa., and supported by several well-funded anti-war groups, the coalition's goal is to limit or sharply reduce the number of U.S. troops available for the Iraq conflict, rather than to openly cut off funding for the war itself.

2 comments:

Shawmut said...

Murtha reminds me of the jock in mid-life crisis who is angry that he's out of the game. As a USMC Colonel he could be ever more sensitive to the morale damage his invectives could cause. (Maybe he's the exception to "once a Marine, always a Marine".)
And to think he was considered a military friendly guy in budget dispersements.
I can only think he was once a marine who's shed the honor to become a political mercenary, and I'd love to follow his money trail.

BTW. I found your site via military.com (I use the trivia quiz to jerk my gray-cells each morning). Nice job. And local too. Nice to see another member of the endangered species category (Boston-GOP). (Ever notice that politics is the only environment where capons reproduce? {and it's bipartisan}).

BostonMaggie said...

Shawmut - Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

It's true, Murtha is a disappointing on so many levels, as an American, as a Marine, as someone who military supporters trusted before he went off the deep end....it's really sad.

You really made me laugh, "jerk my gray-cells" and "capons reproducing".