We’ve heard quite a lot of stupidity about Iraq lately, but this is a jaw-dropper.
On the July 18 edition of MSNBC Live, during a discussion of Senate Republicans’ move blocking an up or down vote on a Democratic amendment aimed at withdrawing troops from Iraq, Washington Post staff writer Shailagh Murray asserted that “most Republicans” could not “get their heads around” what she described as the amendment’s “hard and fast withdrawal date” and therefore would not support the measure because “[t]hey’re just not willing to do that to the military.”
Murray did not explain what exactly the amendment would “do” to the military, nor did she explain how it represented a “hard and fast withdrawal date.”
Keep in mind, Murray is not a Republican operative going on MSNBC with talking points from the RNC and Karl Rove, she’s ostensibly an objective reporter covering Congress from one of the nation’s most important dailies.
I wouldn’t presume to speak for the troops, but their opinions are not exactly a mystery.