Boot Murtha Rally October 1st
Help the people of his district in PA redeploy Worthless from Congress!
There are just so many reason WHY
quote: One thing is clear: when Murtha says that he is defender of the military, he is a liar.
While chairman of the Defense Committee (1991-1994), Murtha oversaw the reduction of military spending. It is also a sad state of affairs that the lobbying firm run by John Murtha‚Äôs brother hauled in $20.8 million from the 2004 Defense bill alone because of Murtha's connection (LA Times article, June 13, 2005). I call that criminal.
Murtha has built gymnasiums and "accomplished" other boondoggles in his district. He then has the audacity to say that our troops are not getting body armor -- after he has stolen the very money that would have bought the body armor.
Murtha‚Äôs looting of the defense budget is not the worst crime Murtha has committed against the military. The worst by far is his advice on how to keep America safe. All we have to do is compare Murtha‚Äôs 1993 advice on Somalia to his 2005 advice on Iraq:
"Representative Murtha, has urged Clinton to withdraw U.S. forces from Somalia" (Murtha, AP article, Sept. 22, 1993)
"I'm very hopeful that my proposal is something they'll take seriously, that he'll (Bush) get a few of us to the White House and talk to us about this." (Murtha, Nov. 21, 2005)
"They're subdued compared to normal morale of elite forces..." (Murtha, Sept., 1993)
"The Army is broken, worn out... living hand to mouth..." (Murtha, Dec. 1, 2005)
"Murtha said he did not ‚Äėsee any achievable goal or national security interest in this operation." (Murtha, Oct., 6, 1993)
"... continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interest of the United States of America..."(Murtha's website, Nov. 17, 2005)
You may ask why this is relevant. It is relevant because of its impact on al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Here's what bin Laden deduced from the ‚ÄúCut ‚Äėn' Run‚ÄĚ foreign policy Murtha advanced during Somalia and Bosnia, and now Iraq:
"We will continue, God willing, to fight you and your allies everywhere, in Iraq and Afghanistan and in Somalia and Sudan until we waste all your money and kill your men and you will return to your country in defeat as we defeated you before in Somalia."
- Osama bin Laden, June 2006 audio release