CommunityPam's House Blend

Murtha Says Army Is 'Broken, Worn Out'

Somehow, I don’t think this reality made it into Chimpy’s “35-page fighting strategy” document Victory in Iraq.

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.

Two weeks ago, Murtha created a storm of comment when he called for U.S. troops to leave Iraq now. The Democratic congressman spoke to a group of community and business leaders in Latrobe on Wednesday, the same day President Bush said troops would be withdrawn when they’ve achieved victory, not under an artificial deadline set by politicians.

Murtha predicted most troops will be out of Iraq within a year.

“I predict he’ll make it look like we’re staying the course,” Murtha said, referring to Bush. “Staying the course is not a policy.”

Previous post

Next post

Judge tells gay murder victim's family to 'get over it'

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding