This guy is unbelievable. Clueless.
"Look at all the people that have been displaced, all the [lost] oil production, unemployment, all those type of things," said Rep. John P. Murtha, chairman of Appropriations defense subcommittee. "We can't win militarily."Murtha seems to think that the only thing the military does over there is fight. He completely ignores the reconstruction units, the policing, and the political activities that they are involved in. Of course he can't let that level of reality get in the way of his moronic tirades.
The Pennsylvania Democrat conceded violence was down dramatically and some normalcy restored on Iraq's streets, but he said U.S. victory remains unattainable as long as Baghdad fails to pass national reconciliation laws.
"To change the political law, it doesn't seem to me you need the military stability," Mr. Murtha told reporters on Capitol Hill.
The dim view of U.S. military progress in Iraq and a resolve to force a pullout have been echoed by the two top Democrats on Capitol Hill — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.