Murtha calls top Pentagon General a liar

Ex-Marine and current Pennsylvania rep. John Murtha's feeling his oats.

After the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, on Sunday that "I wouldn't put a great big smiley face on it, but I would say they're going very, very well from everything you look at," Murtha responded with information that journalists ought to have at their fingertips, yet seldom do.

He called Iraq a civil war and noted that, according to Capital Hillbillies, Iraq has 60 percent unemployment, oil production below prewar levels, and water service to only 30 percent of the population.

Given that, Murtha pulled no punches on Face the Nation: "Why would I believe him?... This administration, including the president, (has) mischaracterized this war for the last two years."

Indeed. It's going so well that 75% of the troops believe we should leave within a year. That means that a. they're cowards or b. they don't believe it's going well. But then Gen. Pace hasn't proven himself anything more than a Bush propagandist. He's then one sicced on Murtha after Murtha's call for a phased withdrawal a while back. Pace limply whined that it was bad for recruiting.

Yeah, it wasn't the war that Pat Tillman called "so fucking illegal" for nonexistent WMD, it was the responsible call for withdrawal that's hurting recruitment... (CapHillBlue)

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