Truthdig salutes Pa. Rep. John Murtha for his sustained leadership in demanding a pullout of U.S. troops out from Iraq. Particularly inspiring was his conduct during Thursday’s congressional debate over the war. A GOP congressman all but called Murtha a coward, and the 38-year Marine veteran thundered back a response that sent the congressman scurrying for cover. In doing so, Murtha again demonstrated the Republican fallacy of equating a call for withdrawal with weakness. It’s a lesson more Democrats could stand to learn.
Watch the video of Murtha on the House floor
Read Murtha’s words from the day of the debate (Wash Po, AP, N.Y. Times)
UPDATE: Murtha steamrolls over Tim Russert (h/t: Huff Po)
Posted on Jun 17, 2006