Rep. Murtha has been getting hammered from all sides for his statement regarding withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. The attacks have been brutal and unnecessary: Rep. Jean Schmidt called him “a coward,” whch takes some nerve. As a freshman representative and a person who knows absolutely nothing about military tactics, she has no base on which to stand.
Want proof? Ask Lt. Gen. William Odum (Ret.), who has tons of combat experience and more credibility in assessing the situation in Iraq than virtually any politician, Republican or Democrat. In two articles published by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, he has plainly laid out a point-by-point review of the reasons to stay in Iraq, along with reasons why our mission can’t be furthered by staying.
They’re both great reading.