Posted by Curt on 3 June, 2007 at 4:15 pm. 6 comments already!

The cowardly ex-Marine John Murtha was up to his old tricks again this morning on the George Stephanopoulos show.  Really, the ignorance of this man is startling.  Check out some clips I put together.  The first one is Murtha responding to what President Talibani said earlier:

Talabani is committed to meeting benchmarks, but does not believe the Iraqi army will be able to defend its own country until 2008.

Of course being the politician he is he doesn’t respond to that quote but instead launches into this tirade:  (h/t Newsbusters)

Um, yeah.

The JFK plot is because of our troops in Iraq.  As Allah at Hot Air points out, the facts on the ground paints a much different picture:

The defining moment for the alleged ringleader in the foiled plot to obliterate a swath of Queens came as Russell Defreitas was working at JFK Airport.

The Guyana native, who moved to the United States some 40 years ago, spied military parts being shipped to Israel while working as a cargo handler, according to the federal criminal complaint.

The sight of the components, which included missiles, filled him with rage because he assumed they would be used to kill his fellow Muslims, he allegedly told an FBI informant.

He was also enraged by Israel’s war against Hezbollah last year in Lebanon because he felt the world gave Jews a "pass."

Consequently, he was determined "to do something to get those bastards," according to the complaint.

Then George Stephanopoulos follows up with Murtha on his assertion that all these plots are because of Iraq:

You get that?


"We didn’t have this kinda problem before, they came from Afghanistan.  But now we even have it in the United States"

Guess we can forget about 9/11 huh?  Like most Democrats, they want to live in a pre-9/11 world.  To his credit George brings 9/11 up but Murtha uses the same excuse, "but that came from Afghanistan."

So friggin what!

The point of the question is that there WERE attacks INSIDE the United States before Iraq.  If we had never gone into Iraq in the first place do these yahoo’s really believe AQ would of packed up and gone off to hunt giraffis or something?  I mean what the hell.

Last clip, it’s a short one that I found interesting in which Murtha uses the talking point put out by Larry Johnson last week, that the supply chain is being destroyed.  Or as Murtha puts it here, every single time convoys go out they get attacked.

I’m guessing Larry Johnson is proud that Murtha is using his stuff.