THE TRAGEDY OF THE IRAQ WAR
U.S. Congressman John Murtha was first elected 32 years ago as a Democrat from Pennsylvania. A decorated war veteran, he announced his support last November for a rapid withdrawal from Iraq. Recently on NBC’s Meet The Press he summarized his position. "We can’t win this militarily," he said.
Murtha believes the White House "doesn’t want to admit they made a mistake" invading Iraq. He says the Bush administration has "no plan," and that 42 percent of the troops in Iraq "don’t even know what the mission is."
The interview with Murtha came on the same week the Pentagon announced that the 2,500th U.S. military volunteer was killed in the Iraq War.