Well, if you are the company you keep...
In an emotional two-hour public forum in Arlington last night on the Iraq war, one of the Bush administration's chief critics, Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), renewed his call for an immediate pullout, saying, "We've become the enemy."
Murtha appeared at the forum at the invitation of its sponsor, Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.), whose own Iraq views have caused him trouble in the past.
Moran, who attributed the high turnout to growing public concern about the war, has long been vocal in his opposition to the war. At a forum in 2003, Moran's comments about the Jewish community's support for the war were widely criticized and brought accusations of anti-Semitism from some Jewish leaders. Moran apologized and has long insisted that his views were taken out of context.
Local Republicans derided Moran's decision to bring such a high-profile guest to what would normally be a listening meeting with constituents.
"This is not an opportunity for Jim Moran to hear from his constituents; this is an opportunity for them to pat themselves on the back and reinforce their misguided ideas," said Mike Lane, former chairman of the 8th District Republican Congressional Committee.
A few notes:
- Seems like anyone who is embraced by the far-left becomes addicted to their love, and spouts more and more radical bullspit in order to insure that this perverted passion keeps on comin'... "We've become the enemy"? Go ask anyone in the Iraqi street who the enemy is; and I guarentee you 8 out of 10 will not name America. Now whom do you think that aligns our Democratic Congressman with?
- Again the far-left shows its anti-Semetic colors - Moran's words were not taken out of context; they are simply Jew-baiting 101, and he and everyone on the left knows it (that's why they love him). Murtha's embrace of this anti-Semite gets him more liberal love...when will he start french-kissing Cindy Sheehan? Incidentally, will anyone point out to Murtha's constituants that he hangs out with old-fashioned racists?
-the "high turnout" referred to in this article was estimated at 600 people, and this was with mega-publicity from Free Republic. This is typical media spin towards their favored cause; 600 people barely fills a high school gym...
John Murtha: Liar. Traitor. Anti-Semite. And a proud member of the Democratic Party.
Link to WaHo article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/05/AR2006010502112.html?nav=rss_metro/va