John Murtha just
appeared with Chris Matthews on Hardball, and said so many
things that are factually incorrect, reckless and - I’m sorry to
say - irresponsible, I hereby refuse to defend the man further.
Just because you are a war hero doesn’t permanently immunize you
from on-target criticism. Just ask Tail Gunner Joe
Among the whoppers
Murtha was peddling are that: (1) all Iraqi troops are
at the lowest readiness rating; (2) Iraqi troops work only three
out of four weeks; (3) there was no terrorism in Iraq before we
went in (news to Abu Nidal, who headquartered in Baghdad for
years); (4) Iraqis won’t tell us where the insurgents are (Pentagon
sources say Iraqi cooperation and intelligence given our troops by
Iraqi civilians is very good and growing daily); and (5) the tired
old argument that we didn’t go into Iraq with enough troops to
It is a shame to see a
man who has been so thoughtful and so honest in the past lose his
compass and fall in with the nitwits who dominate his party. With
Jack Murtha’s turn, the Dems have…who? Offhand,
I can’t think of a single one who has any credibility left on war
and national security. Or much of anything
[The anti-Murtha resolution is on hold, the House on recess ‘till later tonight when they may take it up again. I’m still hoping for a good old-fashioned punchfest. Once again, one must wonder how much better would we be had dueling not been outlawed.]
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?