Thursday, December 01, 2005

Murtha Continues

Comments like this are certainly of a piece with, and possibly worse, than the original cut and run proposal.

“Most U.S. troops will leave Iraq within a year because the Army is ‘broken, worn out’ and ‘living hand to mouth,’ Rep. John Murtha told a civic group.”

Angling to take partisan credit for the likely draw down on troops in 2006, Murtha continues to embolden the terrorists by insisting that we just don’t have the ability to hang on, let alone win.

Apparently, he’s never considered the impact of this strategy on the perception of the US in the rest of the world. For example, see this notice from Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara. While there would likely be no winners in a war with China, it’s not a good idea to proclaim that the US Military is old, broken down, and living hand to mouth.

I’m not sure that I’ve noticed many democratic proposals recently to provide additional funding for men and weapons to fix the “hand to mouth” problem… Probably because many on the left think that having a broken, worn out Army is a solution, not a problem.