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Watch John Murtha Lie About The Iraq War

From the Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA via YouTube:

Congressman Murtha On Iraq War, Barack Obama

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― When Vietnam War veteran and local Congressman John Murtha, a strong defense advocate, turned against the war in Iraq two years ago, it made national headlines.

Murtha, D-Johnstown, hasn’t backed away one step, but today he acknowledges that the war effort is going a bit better – even if it will take a president named Barack Obama to end the war the way Murtha wants.

The war in Iraq is off the front pages as American casualties drop and that brings a candid acknowledgement.

Delano: "Did President Bush’s surge policy work?"

Murtha: "Well, I think in the short term it certainly reduced incidents. I’m not sure whether it’s because the Iraqis are just worn out, but certainly the way they’re doing it today makes a big difference."

Murtha says the tactical change is important but 144,000 troops in Iraq is keeping the U.S. from dealing with Afghanistan.

"But what this has done is constrained us from putting troops into Afghanistan which is starting to go bad. So we got some real big problems facing us and the next president is going have to some real decisions he’s going to have to make," he said.

For Murtha it’s a no-brainer – get out of Iraq – saying that’s what Iraqis want too.

"They don’t want us there. They want us out of there. I want us out of there. I think we’ve done everything we can do militarily," Murtha said.

A supporter of Hillary Clinton, Murtha now backs fellow Democrat Barack Obama over his Vietnam colleague John McCain.

"I’m a great admirer of John McCain’s military history, but I disagree with him policy wise about the way he would run things," Murtha said. " If he’s gonna run it just like Bush did, we don’t another president – eight more years of Bush."

So can Obama be a good commander in chief?

"He has the capability, he has the charisma, and the country wants a change of direction. That’s his biggest benefit, so he just needs some experience around him," Murtha said.

But Murtha – always frank – won’t predict an Obama victory in Pennsylvania.

"I’m not ready to predict that he’ll win Pennsylvania. I think he has a lot of work to do in Pennsylvania. I think he recognizes he’s got a lot of work to do," he said. "He’s got a lot of work to do in a lot of other states. He’s not there yet, even though he’s ahead right now."

What a disgusting display.

Murtha, D-Johnstown, hasn’t backed away one step, but today he acknowledges that the war effort is going a bit better – even if it will take a president named Barack Obama to end the war the way Murtha wants.

No, he hasn’t "backed away one step." Except for now saying the war is going well — when before he said it was unwinnable.

And of course the traitorous Mr. Murtha wants to end the war with a US defeat.

He won’t settle for anything less.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 7th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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