Murtha: “I” Word Back on the Table?

Over the past couple of years, former war-hawk and 30 year Marine Corps veteran Jack Murtha (D-Pa) has been a pit bull latching onto the legs of the Bush regime’™s ‘œSupport the Troops’ mantra. Murtha has undressed the emperor so many times, it’™s hard to keep count. Whether it’™s regarding lack of up-armoring [...]

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Over the past couple of years, former war-hawk and 30 year Marine Corps veteran Jack Murtha (D-Pa) has been a pit bull latching onto the legs of the Bush regime’™s ‘œSupport the Troops’ mantra. Murtha has undressed the emperor so many times, it’™s hard to keep count. Whether it’™s regarding lack of up-armoring on Humvees, troops having to buy their own body armor, compressed (and inadequate) training, or the impact of extended deployments on troops and their families, Jack Murtha has been leading the congressional charge to expose the Pentagon and the regime’™s hollow words of support.

In comments yesterday on CBS’™s Face the Nation, he once again lit into the regime for stalling on the Iraq funding bill,and proposed a solution to influence George Bush that, while not unique, is starting to gain some momentum:

‘œWhat I’™m saying, there’™s four ways to influence a president. And one of them’™s impeachment.’

Jack Murtha has never struck me as the kind of guy to use the ‘œI’ word lightly. Given the fact that the Progressive Democrats of America successfully lobbied the California Democratic Party to pass an impeachment resolution at last weekend’™s state convention, in addition to various state legislatures demanding the same, and Murtha’™s words on a national political talk show’¦well, you do the calculus.

Movements take time to build momentum. The Bush regime seems to be doing everything it can to quicken the impeachment momentum.

Update: As noted in this DKos diary, it’™s most probable that Murtha’™s words were cleared with Speaker Pelosi in advance of his Face the Nation appearance. So, would that mean that impeachment is indeed back on the table?

Monday, April 30th, 2007 by Richard Blair |

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