Skip to comments.Hastert Saddened by Rep. Murtha's CommentsSays Democrats have adopted a policy of "cut and run"
Posted on 11/17/2005 12:21:30 PM PST by HastertFan
(Washington, D.C.) House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) released the following statement in response to comments by Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) regarding the War on Terror.
I am saddened by the comments made today by Rep. Murtha. It is clear that as Nancy Pelosis top lieutenant on armed services, Rep. Murtha and Democratic leaders have adopted a policy of cut and run. They would prefer that the United States surrender to the terrorists who would harm innocent Americans. To add insult to injury, this is done while the President is on foreign soil.
Four years ago, America as we knew it changed. The terrorists attacked our people and attacked our nation. Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives. Families were destroyed, and our children lost their sense of peace. On that day, we learned that we no longer had a choice. Failure to act and act strongly left our nation vulnerable to Osama bin Laden and his band of terrorist followers.
But now, Rep. Murtha and other Democrats want us to retreat. They want us to wave the white flag of surrender to the terrorists of the world. It is unfortunate that this is all politics all the time. We need to have a strong consistent policy that will protect our men and women who are fighting to protect us overseas. We must not cower like European nations who are now fighting terrorists on their soil.
This is the highest insult to the brave men and women serving overseas. They have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our citizens, our way of life and our ideals of freedom and democracy. And they have done excellent work. In the four years since September 11th, the United States and our partners have disrupted at least 10 major terrorist attacks. Three of those attacks were planned on U.S. soil.
I have known John Murtha to be a long-term veteran of this institution. He has stood up for our troops and has helped to provide them with the right equipment to do their job. We all saw the same pained faces among Americans when terrorists slammed into the Twin Towers. Did he see the faces the rest of America saw when terrorists plowed into the Pentagon or when the plane that was headed for a Washington target went down in Pennsylvania? I saw the faces that day, and, Mr. Murtha, that was no illusion.
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What was Murtha's statement?
It is my understanding some members of Congress are considering an exit strategy for Iraq. Would you kindly encourage them to undertake the exit strategy for Germany, Japan, Korea, and then Bosnia first?
It pains me when so many elected representatives join forces with the lunatic left for the sole purpose undermining our President and the morale of my soldiers fighting the War on Terror. And frankly, most of us consider such an alliance as despicable. I hope that I haven't sacrificed my civilian career by giving four years away from my family as a Reservist on Active Duty since September 11, 2001 for this sort of political nonsense.
The only viable Iraq exit strategy: All Islaminazi terrorists lay down their arms worldwide. That hasnt happened yet. The Iraq exit plan: All remaining Islaminazi terrorists are dead.
I was sick of seeing Democrat press releases DAY after DAY. Bout time the Republicans started using the same tactics!
With the votes on TUE by most Senate Republicans in favor of the Levin and Warner amendments to the defense bill, the Pubbies have come dangerously close to being lumped in with the "cut-and-run" crowd.
I think the answer is pretty simple :
Declare the Democratic party a seditious organization and ban it . Remove all by loyalty declaring Dems from their offices .
I'm so sorry Denny is "saddened". We could do with a little more anger and a lot less "saddness".
The GOP needs to do more than that; they need to buy prime time slots on television and run ads with Vets telling Americans not to cut and run.
Declare the Democratic party a seditious organization and ban it .
They are, along with the likes of the ACLU, CPUSA, just for openers. But they are all still here....they are both classic examples of the abuse of freedom.
Saddened? Too bad he wasn't outraged.
Disgraceful that as a former Marine and Vietnam combat Vet, so I've heard in the MSM, Murtha could betray soldiers in the field like this.
It's about time. This is a discussion which is long overdue to have two sides participating!
Rino's are most definitely 'Frenchies'. In modern times however the 'Frenchies' themselves apparently prefer to be called 'Greater Algerians'. Republican senators in general: care first about themselves and their reelection; they care second about the Senate; they care third about their party; and apparently they care last about the country and its defense.
I am impressed with Haster's statements -- looks like Republicans are fighting back! About time!
I heard Murtha's statement on the radio and wanted to scream. Then I saw his picture -- he should be retired from the Congress. He is now becoming a disgrace to the uniform he wore so proudly. What's with these RATs? Don't they understand they are putting our military in harm's way with their reckless statements.
does anyone have a link to the war vote in November 2002 and did Murtha cast a yea or ney??
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