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What part of September doesn’t Murtha understand?
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, July 26, 2007

I see pseudo-hawk Jack "redeploy to Okinawa" Murtha has a new plan in which he is sure, sure I tell you, that Republicans will embrace:
House Democrats have drafted new Iraq legislation they hope will appeal to Republicans fed up with the war: Start withdrawing troops in two months but leave it up to President Bush to decide when to complete the pullout.

The vote will come next week as members take up a $460 billion bill covering military spending for 2008. Another vote could come again in September, after Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus delivers a long-anticipated assessment on the war and Congress considers a $142 billion measure needed to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"This is big time," Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) said of the upcoming fall debate. "When you get to September, this is history. This is when we're going to have a real confrontation with the president trying to work things out."
I sometimes wonder what the old boy smokes. While there may be Republicans who are fed up with the war, few are going to jump ship at this particular time. There's no pressing political reason to do so, especially when almost everyone, except the terminally deaf, such as Murtha, have pretty well decided to at least wait until the Petraeus/Crocker report in mid-September.

So we'll see how it goes for Mr. "Big Time" John Murtha on this one. It may pass the House (with or without Repubican support), but that doesn't mean a whole bunch considering it probably hasn't a chance in Hades of making it through the Senate.
 
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Does anyone else see the problem with this plan? I don’t even support a withdrawl, but even I see the "withdraw one company and then leave everyone else in Iraq for the next 20 years in the process of withdrawing" problem.
 
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