Saturday, June 24, 2006

Murtha and Redeployment

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The Murtha "strategy' in a nutshell:

Let us be clear about the Murtha "strategy." It is insane. It would be easier to defend Germany from Chicago; Alaska from Miami, or Hawaii from Pittsburgh than to defend Iraq from Okinawa.

It would take 10-12 hours - and six refuelings - for F-16s to fly from Kadena AFB on Okinawa to Baghdad (assuming China and India would grant overflight rights, a dubious assumption). Mr. Murtha may regard this as "very quickly," but the Air Force does not. As Bugs Bunny would say: "What a maroon!"

Aside from the "What a maroon" crack, he does make sense. This is pure politics to Murtha, a politician reborn from his un-indicted co-conspirator Abscam days. He's trying to position himself as the new leader of the donks and will shamelessly slander our troops to do it.

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