Raising the temperature in Congress over U.S. policy in Iraq, a pro-military Democrat who once voted to back the war now says it is time to bring the troops home
Good! But, like Bill Clinton, his reasons for now opposing the war have nothing to do with it being based on lies nor does he question the decades-old US policy of imperialism that fueled it.
"Our troops have become the primary target of the insurgency," Rep. John Murtha said Thursday.
And he was expecting, what? You invade a country, you should expect the locals will fight back. Except of course if you are arrogantly convinced of your superiority and thus assume the populace will not dare oppose you. A mistake the Pentagon made in Vietnam too.
"They are united against U.S. forces and we have become a catalyst for violence. The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion."
The insurgents want the US out. Insurgents are like that. They dislike having their country invaded, homes bombed, and populace terrorized by foreign powers lusting for their resources and occupying their homeland.
This is a lesson that should have been learned by our rulers in Vietnam, but I guess not.