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Friday, November 18, 2005


We haven't blogged yet on Scott McClellan's response to Murtha's call for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, so here it is:

Congressman Murtha is a respected veteran and politician who has a record of supporting a strong America. So it is baffling that he is endorsing the policy positions of Michael Moore and the extreme liberal wing of the Democratic party. The eve of an historic democratic election in Iraq is not the time to surrender to the terrorists. After seeing his statement, we remain baffled -- nowhere does he explain how retreating from Iraq makes America safer.
So what does "mak[ing] America safer" mean? To me (and correct me if I'm wrong) it means saving American lives. In other words, McClellan seems to think that if we withdraw from Iraq, more Americans will die than are dying now.

Well, we've had 2,083 casualties in Iraq, and we've been there for 32 months, so that's about 65 Americans killed every month in Iraq. Does anyone honestly think that if we pull out of Iraq, 65 Americans will die each month over here? McClellan says he was "baffled" by Murtha's comments -- I am baffled by how anyone in their right mind can think that more Americans will die if we pull out of Iraq than if we stay.


Anonymous said...

They are desperate. I can picture the captain of the Titanic saying "Stay the course, we don't want to panic the passengers, or admit that the ship is not unsinkable." John Warner (R-VA/Senator) is right, if they don't show some pullouts and success in the next 6 months, they will pay a heavy, heavy price at the polls for misleading us into a war they had no plan to win. 

// posted by LTG

Anonymous said...

Today, GWB seriously toned down the criticism of Murtha, probably in response to positive poll numbers for Murtha. He also repeated the right to say 'whatever you want' about Iraq. I wonder if lecturing the Chinese on human rights may have resulted in a bit of embarassment as someone probably thought to school him on squashing dissent.  

// posted by LTG

Anonymous said...

I wish someone would make the point that the War is costly in terms of lives and treasure. Pro-war people need to prove how it "makes America safer" and to do that they need to go beyond tire cliches about "fighting them over there instead of here" or "the world changed after 9/11."

Since the "bring the troops home" people are suggesting reducing our costs in terms of lives and treasure they only need to show that their actions would not cause so much more harm to America than the war does that it wouldn't be worth pulling out.

That is a much different standard by which to measure a pull out and the Democrats need to make it clear that this is the appropriate standard! 

// posted by Riased By Republicans