Now exactly why should House Speaker Nancy Pelosi be upset with Congressman Jack Murtha’s declaration yesterday that, “I think the ‘surge’ is working”?
Maybe she had a little too much interest in seeing democracy fail in Iraq.
Under pressure by the defeatists, Murtha issued another statement today, saying, sure, the “surge” worked, but let’s stop it. He said:
The surge “has created a window of opportunity for the Iraqi government,’’ but so far the Iraqi government has “failed to capitalize on the political and diplomatic steps that the surge was designed to provide.”
“The fact remains that the war in Iraq cannot be won militarily, and that we must begin an orderly redeployment of U.S. forces from Iraq as soon as practicable.”
Translation: Now that the “surge” has worked for five or six months, let’s leave fast before Iraq’s democracy really takes hold. Let’s pull the rug out. We Democrats don’t want to end the war. We want to run and let it kick up again.
The Democratic defeatists are like the spider who continues to string his web after a walls falls down. They’re building something useless and ugly, flapping in the wind.