Friday, February 23, 2007

Slagging Murtha...again

That now infamous video and Hume-spanking revealed the good Congressman's ignorance of many things Iraq. One of his talking points was the get-out factor: 78% of Iraqi's want us out of the country, or something to that effect.

This pretty well flies in the face of that, and big-time. Because it's Iraqi leadership that understands the critical nature of the situation:

“If you talk to these sheiks, they’ll tell you that they’re in no hurry to see the Americans leave al-Anbar,” he said.

“One thing Sheikh Sattar keeps saying is he wants al-Anbar to be like Germany and Japan and South Korea were after their respective wars, with a long-term American presence helping ... put them back together,” MacFarland said. “The negative example he cites is Vietnam.

He says, yeah, so, Vietnam beat the Americans, and what did it get them? You know, 30 years later, they’re still living in poverty.”

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