Republicans, starting with the Prez, step up war of words against anti-war Congressional Democrats Especially Vietnam vet and POW Rep. Sam Johnson’s comments about Rep. John Murtha:

I respect him [Murtha] as an ex-Marine, but his thought process has gone in the wrong direction on this and I think he’s totally off base. I don’t know what’s made him go that way. As I said on the floor, Marines don’t quit, and I don’t know why he wants to quit in Iraq.

Runner-up goes to VP Cheney:

Criticizing congressional resolutions supporting the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, Cheney said, “The fact is that the United States military answers to one commander in chief in the White House, not 535 commanders in chief on Capitol Hill.

Update: Well whadda ya know? Lookie what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said about troop funding just last November (via Don Surber):

“Now he’s the commander in chief, and we’re not going to do anything to limit funding or cut off funds, even though there are some on the outside who suggest that. I think we want to make sure that the troops have everything that they need.”

That was then. This is now.

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