Unlike our coward-in-chief, Rep. John Murtha served his country in war. Unlike Vice President Dick Cheney, Murtha did not hide behind multiple deferments. And unlike Karl Rove, Murtha knows what war really means.
Reports The New York Times:
Representative John P. Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat and Vietnam War veteran pushing for a quick withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, on Sunday mocked Karl Rove, the president’s senior adviser, for championing the war while "sitting in his air-conditioned office on his big, fat backside."
Mr. Murtha, in an appearance on the NBC News program "Meet the Press," was responding to a speech Mr. Rove delivered in New Hampshire last week attacking Democrats for what he called "that party’s old pattern of cutting and running."
When Mr. Murtha was asked on Sunday for his reaction to Mr. Rove’s remarks, he said: "He’s making a political speech. He’s sitting in his air-conditioned office on his big, fat backside saying, ‘Stay the course.’ That’s not a plan."
Mr. Murtha’s comments came as the Bush administration pressed ahead with its campaign to seize the political offensive on Iraq — a push that included President Bush’s surprise visit to Baghdad early last week.
The White House spokesman, Tony Snow, made the rounds on the Sunday morning political programs, saying that President Bush has every intention of sticking with the course he has set in Iraq, even as opinion polls suggest that most Americans are increasingly uneasy about the war.
Pretty much sums it up.