Murtha 'disappointed' in pro-war Clinton

In this video clip, Amy Goodman interviews John Murtha to get his take on Hilary Clinton's decision to not support his call for troop withdrawal from Iraq.

Video to the right - transcript below:


AMY GOODMAN: Your early call for withdrawal of troops from Iraq, which shocked a lot of people -- a conservative Democrat that you are, the Vietnam veteran that you are -- one of the leading Democrats is from here, New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton, she did not endorse that call.
REP. JOHN MURTHA: Yeah, I’m disappointed. I’m not sure why that’s happened. She talked to me after I made my statement, and I see she's finally calling for Secretary Rumsfeld's resignation. And I think -- I don't know what the reason she’s decided not to endorse my position, but we're spending $8 billion a month, $11 million an hour, and there’s so many things we could do. We cannot solve these other domestic problems without redeploying. And with 130,000 troops there for three-and-a-half years, the incidents are getting worse.
AMY GOODMAN: What message would you have for the senator from New York right now?
REP. JOHN MURTHA: Well, I think she has to look at this very carefully and decide. I think she ought to be out more in front. She's a leader in this country. She's a leading Democratic nominee, and I think she has to look at what I’ve been saying.
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