Murtha appeared on MTP today and got the full body treatment from Timmy. Russert wailed away at John (who wouldn't like to see that same treatment with Condi or Cheney?) and threw everything and the kitchen sink at him, but Murtha was relentless in his feelings about the Iraq war. He admitted that he made a mistake with his vote and then slapped down Ken Melman. He also addressed the criticisms from the wingnuts about the media and their coverage of the war.
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Murtha: You can't win this with rhetoric. What the Republican chairman has no impact on me or anybody else as far as Im concerned. This should not be political. When I go by the graveyard over there at Arlington, it doesn't say Democrat or Republican, it says American.
Russert: Some in the administration say the media is distorting the good news that's coming out of Iraq.
REP. MURTHA: Well, they said the same thing about Vietnam. They said the same thing over and over and over about Vietnam. They said, "We're winning the war in Vietnam." That-you could go back and get quotes from Vietnam, and youd see the same kind of, of, of reports, "The medias the one thats distorting; everythings going fine in Vietnam." Well, everythings not going fine in Iraq...
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