T r u t h o u t
has reprinted in full Bob Herbert's NY Times Op-Ed piece on the Murtha debate. The drumbeat is getting louder, folks. When Condi Rice starts talking about troop withdrawal, you know the writing is on the wall.
Herbert's conclusion is worth emphasizing (ah, but I fear I'm preaching to the choir):
We need to cut our losses in Iraq. The folly of the Bush crowd and its apologists is now plain for all to see. Congressman Murtha is right, the war is not sustainable. Even Republicans in Congress are starting to bail out on this impossible mission. They're worried - not about the welfare of the troops, but about their chances in the 2006 elections.
To continue sending people to their deaths under these circumstances is worse than pointless, worse than irresponsible. It's a crime of the most grievous kind.
Amen. And, may I add, it would be nice to see the responsible parties punished for their crimes?
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