What else happened in November? Duke Cunningham got shot down for taking bribes from military contractors. It would be ungenerous to think that this event might have triggered Murtha’s by all accounts sudden conviction that the Iraq war was unwinnable, he having previously been a supporter.
If you have read David Crile’s Charlie Wilson’s War and assuming the book is correct, Tip O’Neill had Charlie Wilson put on the Ethics Committee in the House to bury Murtha’s problem at that time.p>One wonders if by taking point for the Dems against the Iraq War, Murtha has perhaps built up for himself if not treasure in Heaven, then at least treasure in Ethics if it should come to that. br> — Greg Richards /p>
Do you think it would be fair to compare Murtha to Marshall Petain of Vichy fame:
Both served in war. Both reportedly were scared by their military experiences. Both went into politics.
That Frenchman made common cause with the then dominant fascist power. The American is seems sympathetic to a new ascendant fascist ideology.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?