Murtha's Call for Troops Out of Iraq is Nothing New

November 17th, 2005 8:55 PM

The lead story today is Rep. John Murtha's call for US troops to be pulled out of Iraq.  The media is trumpeting this as a huge blow to the Bush Administration since Murtha was one of the Democrat's "hawks".  According to the AP:

"Murtha's shift from an early war backer to a critic advocating withdrawal reflects plummeting public support for a war that has cost more than $200 billion and led to the deaths of more than 2,000 U.S. troops."

According to an article in Roll Call from May 6, 2004, Murtha's bring them home now stance is nothing new. 

"Signaling a new, more aggressive line against the Bush Administration's policy on Iraq, Rep. John Murtha (PA), the House Democrat's most visible defense hawk, will join Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) today to make public his previously private statements that the conflict is 'unwinnable'."

Not one mention of this in any of the Murtha stories - Are you surprised?  I'm not.

Big hat tip to freeper BNelson for the heads up!