Appearing at a town meeting in Arlington, Virginia, with fellow Democratic Rep. James Moran, Murtha said, “A year ago, I said we can’t win this militarily, and I got all kinds of criticism.” Now, Murtha told the strongly antiwar audience, “I worry about a slow withdrawal which makes it look like there’s a victory when I think it should be a redeployment as quickly as possible and let the Iraqis handle the whole thing.”
Sometimes it’s hard to be nice. Sometimes it’s hard to avoid the impression I’ve got of a fighter who stayed in the ring for one last bout, when he maybe should have retired at the top of his game.
So I’ll be short.
Suffice it, at least, to say that the Congressman and I have different things that we worry about.