RUSH: Good old Jack Murtha is back. "House Democrats' point man in the war-funding showdown with the White House Tuesday dismissed US military gains in Iraq and vowed to tighten the purse strings until President Bush accepts a pullout plan. '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... 'We can't win militarily.'" In the middle of winning militarily, Jack Murtha says we can't win militarily! He "conceded violence was down dramatically and some normalcy was restored on Iraq's streets, but he said US 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."
So what he's saying is there's a corrupt government over there, and they won't pass conciliation laws so we can get along with each other. You don't need military stability to do that. So change the picture, change the focus. Whenever the news is good, find some area where you can make it sound like it's bad. This is the nature of today's Democrat Party: We can't win militarily. "In their latest tussle with the White House on the Iraq war, two leading House Democrats said Tuesday the Pentagon was using scare tactics to try to goad Congress into passing another war spending bill. And Reps. David Obey and John Murtha said they won't budge." They both say "they won't support more money for the war this year unless President Bush accepts a timetable for troop withdrawals."