Friday, November 18, 2005


"The American public is way ahead of the members of Congress. "I like guys who've never been there that criticize us who've been there," Murtha said. "I like that. I like guys who got five deferments [Cheney] and [have] never been there and send people to war, and then don't like to hear suggestions about what needs to be done. I resent the fact, on Veterans Day, he [Bush] criticized Democrats for criticizing them."

Murtha, who has represented the southwestern Pennsylvania steel-making region since 1974, voted for the original resolution to go to war with Iraq. But his worries began early in the effort, and last year he said the Pentagon had to provide more troops and more resources for the war or it would be "unwinnable."-from the story in Friday's Seattle Times, compiled from Knight Ridder Newspapers, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Reuters and Chicago Tribune.

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