Friday, November 18, 2005

It's time

Blogsnow is no more political than an outdoor thermometer telling you from the comfort of your kitchen that the temperature outside is cold as ice. Right now (5:00 am) the top hit-collecting sites all link to the same story: Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha, retired Marine colonel and thirty-one year representative to Congress, says it is time to end the war in Iraq. It is revealing that he is being attacked, not because of his arguments but because of his politics.

...a statement issued Thursday night by Bush spokesman Scott McClellan compared Murtha with anti-war filmmaker Michael Moore and echoed earlier statements by House GOP leaders in accusing him of "surrender."
And Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, blasted Murtha for his comments.
"It is clear that [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi's top lieutenant on armed services, Rep. Murtha, and Democratic leaders have adopted a policy of cut-and-run," Hastert said in a statement. "They would prefer that the United States surrender to the terrorists who would harm innocent Americans."

U.S. Congressman = Michael Moore. Interesting comment. "Prefer surrender...cut and run..." Hmm. I don't think that's what I read.

The press release from Congressman Murtha's office is top-linked.
If you want to see what all the fuss is about you might want to take time to read it. My guess is, however, that most of us already have our minds made up, so reading anything more would be a waste of energy. In all that I have read, I have seen very few instances of anyone's admitting to a changed mind about the war.

#01 Congressman John Murtha - Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District - Press Releases
74 links · 13 hours

Followed by...

#04 Hawkish Democrat Calls for Iraq Pullout - Yahoo! News
65 links · 13 hours

#06 - Senior Democrat calls for U.S. troops to leave Iraq - Nov 17, 2005
52 links · 13 hours

#10 The Stakeholder:: Murtha in Full
35 links · 8 hours

#16 Crooks and Liars
31 links · 7 hours

#26 Hawkish Democrat Calls for Iraq Pullout - Yahoo! News
20 links · 2 hours

#28 Pro-Defense Democrat Calls for Immediate Troop Withdrawal
24 links · 8 hours

To be fair, a number of links are also climbing the chart criticising Murtha's remarks.

#38 -
17 links · 3 hours

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