Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Murtha: STARVE Our Troops

HT PowerLine, here's the Democrat "strategy" for losing:

Murtha, the powerful chairman of the defense subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, will seek to attach a provision to an upcoming $93 billion supplemental spending bill for Iraq and Afghanistan. It would restrict the deployment of troops to Iraq unless they meet certain levels adequate manpower, equipment and training to succeed in combat. That's a standard Murtha believes few of the units Bush intends to use for the surge would be able to meet.

In addition, Murtha, acting with the backing of the House Democratic leadership, will seek to limit the time and number of deployments by soldiers, Marines and National Guard units to Iraq, making it tougher for Pentagon officials to find the troops to replace units that are scheduled to rotate out of the country. Additional funding restrictions are also being considered by Murtha, such as prohibiting the creation of U.S. military bases inside Iraq, dismantling the notorious Abu Ghraib prison and closing the American detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Looks like "We Support the Troops" to me!! (/sarcasm)

Look, children (that means you, Fat Jack Murtha!): cutting off (or not cutting off) replacement troops, just like determining "battle-readiness" is, precisely, a decision to be made by the Commander-in-Chief, not a whore-in-Congress whose brother mysteriously gets all sorts of DoD contracts.

1 comment:

St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

With all the nail-bitten Viet Nam comparisons the left has been floating, it seems like the Dems are trying to DUPLICATE the conditions.

Workers can sense when they're being set up for failure, and these are guys who hoist firearms for a living. I cannot imagine a more hazardous demographic to anger.

If it were me, I'd get off that flight from Germany (after being evacuated from Baghdad quicker than a 12-week fetus) an find a warm, dark, democratically elected place to stick my M-40...