I suggest everyone go and read the full article yourselves, as we know the MSM won't actually report the full thing. Some excerpts:
The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion. The American public is way ahead of us. The United States and coalition troops have done all they can in Iraq, but it is time for a change in direction. Our military is suffering. The future of our country is at risk. We can not continue on the present course. It is evident that continued military action in Iraq is not in the best interest of the United States of America, the Iraqi people or the Persian Gulf Region.
For 2 ½ years I have been concerned about the U.S. policy and the plan in Iraq. I have addressed my concerns with the Administration and the Pentagon and have spoken out in public about my concerns. The main reason for going to war has been discredited.
I said over a year ago, and now the military and the Administration agrees, Iraq can not be won “militarily.” I said two years ago, the key to progress in Iraq is to Iraqitize, Internationalize and Energize. I believe the same today. But I have concluded that the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq is impeding this progress.
Our military has done everything that has been asked of them, the U.S. can not accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. IT IS TIME TO BRING THEM HOME.
What is the most telling is the shameful response to this that the right, especially Administration leaders, have been putting forward in response to this. We all know what this group of folks did to Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) in the Republican primaries of 2000. We all know about how the Swift Boat people questioned the Navy's credibility for Senator John Kerry's (D-Mass) service. We all know that there are folks in the administration who would 'burn' the cover of CIA agents for political gain. In response to Congressman Murtha, Dick Cheney essentially said that talk like this aids the enemy.
Of course, Murtha was a Marine for 37 years, and he didn't take that criticism lightly: Speaking of Vice President Cheney, Murtha was pretty sarcastic Thursday when he said, “I like guys who’ve never even been there, that criticize us who’ve been there. I like that. I like guys who got five deferments, have never been there, and send people to war and then don’t like to hear suggestions about what needs to be done.”
It sure is going to be interesting watching a Marine take the Administration to task on this one.
This kind of chorus is what the right fears. No longer are the anti-war voices made up of crazy PCU style noodleheads who were just looking for something to be against. No longer is Michael Moore and his I told you so paternalism the vanguard.
Now it is a chorus of eloquent and credible speakers, pointing out really real reasons that the war is not going our way, and why it should be stopped.