Friday, November 25, 2005

A Murtha Tradition

Murtha said the U.S. had to no choice but to pull out now, explaining, "There's no military solution. Some of them will tell you [that] to get [warlord Mohamed Farrah] Aidid is the solution. I don't agree with that."

You have heard about this, right?

Only this quote wasn't from last week, it was from 12 years ago.
After terrorists attacked U.S. troops in Mogadishu, Somalia 12 years ago, anti-Iraq war Democrat, Rep. John Murtha urged then-President Clinton to begin a complete pullout of U.S. troops from the region. Clinton took the advice and ordered the withdrawal - a decision that Osama bin Laden would later credit with emboldening his terrorist fighters and encouraging him to mount further attacks against the U.S.

As has been said and said and said again, the man is a veteran and deserves respect for that service. It doesn't, however, suggest that the man is smart.

And now we know that he is consistent as well.
HT Winds of Change

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