Skip to comments.Bush at the Tipping Point
Posted on 11/21/2005 1:20:05 PM PST by Mo1
A hawkish Democrat calls for an Iraq withdrawal, setting off a bitter fight in Washington over how, and when, the troops should come home.
As friends describe it, Rep. Jack Murtha of Pennsylvania had been searching his soul for months, seeking guidance on what to do in Congress about Iraq. "I think he was going through what we Catholics call a 'long night of the soul'," said Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut.
Which was precisely what the Democratic leadership wanted Murtha to do. A close ally, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, was anxious to open a second axis of attack on Iraqand was aware of his growing antagonism toward the war. The two met and agreed that he would make his case in private to the party conference. After that, on his own, he would introduce a resolution calling for withdrawal of troops from Iraq "at the earliest practicable date." Pelosi and the other liberals would keep their distance, while their own Marine charged up the Hill. Framed by long rows of American flags at a press conference, he denounced the Iraq war as a "flawed policy wrapped in an illusion."
(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...
I plan on waiting until Woodward weighs in, wouldn't want the lefties to tip over just yet.
This from a woman who reveres abortion as a sacrament? God help the Catholic Church rid itself of these loons.
Actually, it's the "Dark night of the soul", and it has little to do with politics. It's more about feeling like God is no longer with you.
A distant cousin to the feeling would be what a soldier feels when he thinks that no one back home supports him.
Pure B*ll S**t. This guy called for withdrawal last year and also called for withdrawal from Somalia when that was going on.
To say that he was soul searching is crap. This guy is a Defeatist from way back. All the good he might have ever done in the Marines is washed away now. He is just another Cindy Sheehan these days.
Be sure to Freep the poll.
73% want pullout...I smell bovine excriment.
Lets have the same vote in the senate that they had last week in the Hosue. Put up or Shut up votes work.
tehse anti-war liberal representatives do nothing more than undermign the troops, our president and in effect our entire nation with their actions.
No need to freep an left wing website poll. Let them live in their bovine excriment.
Great post my friend.
(1) You are not a Catholic, you abortion-loving heathen.
(2) Catholics do use the phrase from St. John of the Cross' writings "dark night of the soul" - not "long night of the soul."
(3) The phrase "dark night of the soul" has nothing to with deciding to stab your country's troops in the back, but dealing with the reality that God has abandoned the soul to spiritual pain and the temptation of despair in order to purify it from its imperfections.
To John P. Murtha:
You are a corrupt and traitorous sissy.
I'm reminded of the Abe Lincoln story about calling a dog's tail "a leg". And how many "legs" does the dog have? Why, four -- calling the tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
How soon will Congressman Murtha fly to Paris to receive the Marshall Petain Award?
Oh but look at all the drama and the angst they'd miss if they had to tell the truth.
The same John Murtha who took the same "bring them home now: position a couple of years ago vis a vis Iraq and almost a decade ago in Somalia. Now what happened when we showed our backs in Somalia? Oh yeah, Kobar, the USS Cole , the African Embassies and of course the WTC.
I salute Murthas service in the corps and I hold in absolute disdain his opinions on foreign policy. He is a danger to this nation just as Howard Fineman is a danger to journalism.
technically it wasnt a withdrawal, Murtha's plan called for no NEW deployments and those there now stay until no longer needed. It's still stupid. However the republicans changed the language in the bill to basically cut and run, thinking once it got to the floor the dems would think it was the bill Murtha had and in effect they would vote for cut and run. However the some progressives found out about the plan and had to hastily call the democrats to not vote on it. That's why there are only 3 yays. this site has an article on it and it may just be their spin(most likely) http://www.pdamerica.org/ you may need to wash after reading
LOL, I thought the same thing, "long night of the soul," where did she get that.
Speaking of "Dark Night of the Soul," the book by St. John of the Cross is a great read.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.