Murtha plans to “fence the funding” for the Iraq war

Posted by: ST on January 4, 2007 at 7:04 pm

Buried in this piece by Bush-hater Arianna Huffington was this tidbit of info on Murtha’s plans to control the Iraq war purse strings (emphasis added):

When we asked about the likelihood of the president sending additional troops to Iraq, Murtha was adamant. “The only way you can have a troop surge,” he told us, “is to extend the tours of people whose tours have already been extended, or to send back people who have just gotten back home.” He explained at length how our military forces are already stretched to the breaking point, with our strategic reserve so depleted we are unprepared to face any additional threats to the country. So does that mean there will be no surge? Murtha offered us a “with Bush anything is possible” look, then said: “Money is the only way we can stop it for sure.”

To this end, Murtha, the incoming Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, is planning to hold wide-ranging hearings, starting January 17th, that will focus on the depleted state of our military readiness , as well as contractor corruption in Iraq and Afghanistan. The goal is to turn the spotlight on how drained the military has become, and on how any talk of a troop surge is utterly irresponsible (as well as strategically misguided). “The public,” he said repeatedly, “is already ahead of us on all this.

He says he wants to “fence the funding,” denying the president the resources to escalate the war, instead using the money to take care of the soldiers as we bring them home from Iraq “as soon as we can.”

That’s a dressed up way of saying ‘we’re prepared to cut and run from Iraq by controlling the purse strings.’

Murtha isn’t the only despicable Democrat who has this idea. There are plenty more.

And the moonbats, unsurprisingly, are elated.

It’s a crying shame that the Democrats don’t care as much about winning in Iraq as they did about winning last year’s elections. In fact, it’s outright disgraceful that they don’t even want to win. A more sorry bunch I’ve never seen.

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7 Responses to “Murtha plans to “fence the funding” for the Iraq war”


  1. Severian says:

    Well, I know how to solve this problem…just have an Iraqi sheik invite Murtha to a hotel room in DC and offer him a suitcase full of cash to change his mind and support the war. Hell, worked in ABSCAM, worked once, should work again…:@)

  2. Rod Stanton says:

    Murtha is a has been blowhard like JFK. It will never happen. Most of the new Dems in congress are conservative. This should have been clear when Nancy was forced to retract his appointment last month. The new Dems in most cases are *more* conservative than many Republicans have been the last 6 years.

    Neither Murtha not Kerry has any significant following of Congressmen in the 110 Congress. Their time has come and gone. Much to the dismay of the MSM and Cindy, Micke Moore, Jane Fonda, Ted Turner, et. al.

    Worry about what is likely to happen: Our liberal President working a deal with the Dems to raise taxes on: oil, inported steel, social security, …
    Like his liberal Dad in the name of “cutting the deficit”!

  3. Steve Skubinna says:

    The way the Dems look at it “we” won’t lose in Iraq, because “we” aren’t fighting there. It’s Bush’s war, and he’ll lose it, even if they are the ones pulling the rug out from under.

    But don’t question their patriotism, okay?

    Incidentally, I was speaking with a Canadian yesterday, one of the ones who had enlisted in the US Army and fought in Vietnam. He said that this summer he drove around the US, stopped at several military bases, and was more impressed than he’d ever been by the troops he saw. According to him, today’s soldiers are the best the US has ever fielded.

    I believe he’s right. They’re head and shoulders above the ones I served with in the seventies and eighties, who I thought were awfully good (well, later on in that time frame anyway).

  4. NC Cop says:

    According to him, today’s soldiers are the best the US has ever fielded.

    What?! how can this be? According to Murtha our military is broken and living “hand to mouth”!! They are near collapse and can’t possibly deal with another threat to our security!

    Could he have been…………lying?!?!?!?!!

  5. clifto says:

    It’s not that the Democrats don’t want to win, it’s that they do want to lose. They actively worked for defeat in Viet Nam, hoping to embarrass the Republican President of that time, and they’re actively working for defeat in Iraq, hoping to embarrass the current Republican President.

  6. Severian says:

    Excellent and cogent comment clifto…

  7. PCD says:

    The “ethical” Democrats who said they weren’t going to cut and run are. Lying Hypocrites!

    That, and in Arizona, some National Guardsmen got run off their post by armed Mexicans. Watch this Democrap congress cut the fence, security, and Pentagon to fuel their orgy of spending and graft.