"A number of senators who are running for president have called me. And I told them there's only two policies. That's the policy of redeployment, which I've suggested, and the president's policy — stay the course is not a policy."Huh? Did you understand anything he just said?
You have to give the Democrats their usual credit for poll watching and being able to count past 50, however. Murtha's fellow Democratic Rep. James Moran, when asked about impeaching George Bush, said,
"I don't think impeachment is the right course of action," he said. "We have a democracy, and the right course of action is to express yourself at the polls."And, later, Murtha added,
"I voted against President Clinton's impeachment," Moran continued. "I think impeachment is inconsistent with the democratic process. And the other fact is, it's not going to happen. Congress is controlled by the Republican party. This is a moot issue."
"At this point, we just don't have enough information," he said. "I'm very hesitant, even with Nixon, to support impeachment until I see the facts. And I just don't see enough facts to support impeachment at this point."UPDATE: This story is getting a lot more attention at Memoreandum since I posted about it this morning.
Asked whether he would support an impeachment inquiry, Murtha continued: "Well, I'm not even sure that I have enough facts to support that at this point. There's only one reason for impeachment as far as I'm concerned, and that's treason and treasonous acts. That's very complicated, not something I can answer. I hesitated to say anything about Nixon until the very end when I heard the tapes, so that's not something I would say anything about at this stage."
The Anchoress - It’s disturbing that Murtha apparently will only be happy if it’s called a failure.
Greyhawk transcribes a veteran's response that occured during the meeting which national Review didn't mention. Go over there and read it. The vet's response to Murtha and Moran is not the least surprising, nor is their answer - or rather, non-answer.
bRight & Early - Rep. Jack Murtha (SM-PA) is doing his best to become the official spokesman for the Surrender Monkeys.
Flopping Aces - throws Ollie North into the fray.
A Blog For All - looking for a fact check
Blackfive - Murtha has used up his good will and is rapidly looking at a boot in the ass.
MacsMind - How different that lack of backbone compares to that of President Bush who in spite of politics and polls does what he thinks is right.
Michelle Malkin - Cut and run. It's the only way the Dems know.
Lorie Byrd - Read this and cheer.
Polipundit - Lorie's post with C-Span link
Conservative Musings - Moran and Murtha Meet Their Match
TAGS: Jack Murtha, James Moran, George Bush, policy, impeachment