Rep. John Murtha is quickly emerging as one of President Bush’s most formidable foes in the Iraq war debate.
Bush this week seemed keenly aware of Murtha’s political momentum. In recent days, the president shrugged off the significance of House vote expected Friday on a symbolic resolution stating opposition to his war plans. Instead, the president has focused his sights on the upcoming war supplemental.
Bush says he needs $93 billion more to continue paying for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through Sept. 30; the military is expected to run out of money by May, making passage of the bill critical.
“We have a responsibility, Republicans and Democrats have a responsibility to give our troops the resources they need to do their job and the flexibility they need to prevail,” Bush said in speech Thursday.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
"Murtha is Democrats’ face in Iraq debate"