John Galt

'You have destroyed all that which you held to be evil and achieved all that which you held to be good. Why, then, do you shrink in horror from the sight of the world around you?' -- John Galt --

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Even The Post Is Appalled By Jihad Johnny's Antics

You know they've gone too far when the Washington Post goes after the Democrats' poster boy for Iraq defeat. Such they have and such it has:

Not the 'Real Vote'
Or so Rep. John Murtha says of the House's Iraq resolution.

Washington Post editorial

Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) has a message for anyone who spent the week following the House of Representatives' marathon debate on Iraq: You've been distracted by a sideshow. "We have to be careful that people don't think this is the vote," the 74-year-old congressman said of the House's 246-182 decision in favor of a resolution disapproving of President Bush's troop surge.

Mr. Murtha ... would stop the surge by crudely hamstringing the ability of military commanders to deploy troops.

Mr. Murtha's cynicism is matched by an alarming ignorance about conditions in Iraq. He continues to insist that Iraq "would be more stable with us out of there," in spite of the consensus of U.S. intelligence agencies that early withdrawal would produce "massive civilian casualties." He says he wants to force the administration to "bulldoze" the Abu Ghraib prison, even though it was emptied of prisoners and turned over to the Iraqi government last year. He wants to "get our troops out of the Green Zone" because "they are living in Saddam Hussein's palace"; could he be unaware that the zone's primary occupants are the Iraqi government and the U.S. Embassy?

It would be nice to believe that Mr. Murtha does not represent the mainstream of the Democratic Party or the thinking of its leadership. Yet ... (link)

Jihad Johnny has proven himself to be an antiwar zealot of the worst kind. It's good to see the Post come around to the notion that there are now enemies in our midst. Finally.