One Summer Dream
Ken Pollack and Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution just returned from Iraq with a report titled, “Stability in Iraq: A War We Just Might Win.”
“Here is the most important thing Americans need to understand: We are finally getting somewhere in Iraq, at least in military terms. As two analysts who have harshly criticized the Bush administration’s miserable handling of Iraq, we were surprised by the gains we saw and the potential to produce not necessarily “victory” but a sustainable stability that both we and the Iraqis could live with.”
Jack Murtha (D-PA) calls the report, “an illusion.” Anyone that knows Murtha’s work will not be surprised by this assessment. Murtha has been fighting on the side of the enemy from the beginning. His greatest claim to fame is making the list as one of the most corrupt members of Congress. An accomplishment that is still heralded in Democrat circles and is much prized considering the depth of competition. He was rewarded by being appointed chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. Socialist-Democrats are such an insidious bunch.
When asked, “What do you do after US troops are pulled out to make sure the Iraqis, that did side with the US, are not slaughtered?”
Murtha replied, “The only people that can solve this is the Iraqis. We can’t solve it for them. We are considered occupiers.”
Thanks Jack for your insightful take on the situation by masterfully avoiding the question. Just say you don’t care and be done with it. If there is any truth to the song by Billy Joel, “Only The Good Die Young,” then Jack Murtha should live to be 120.