Over the past few years Democrats have called for the resignation of countless Republicans, and in some cases the pressure mounted to a point where the person either resigned or was fired. I don’t want the Republicans to take on all of the strategies the Democrats have used, but in the case of Jack Murtha, the Republicans should be calling for his resignation immediately.
He recently laid out his “slow bleed” strategy for getting troops out of Iraq, which is about as close to treasonous as you can get.
Murtha has made clear that the nonbinding resolution, whose merely symbolic nature infuriates antiwar activists, was only the “first step.” In his interview, Murtha, chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on defense, did not hide the purpose of setting standards for training, equipping and resting troops: “They won’t have the equipment, they don’t have the training and they won’t be able to do the work.”
In his plan, he is calling for the slow dismantling of our military and thus our country’s defense mechanism. With all of the dangers our country faces, this strategy is in essence calling for our destruction. It is akin to a bank employee purposely leaving the bank alarm off and the safe wide open when he leaves, so the robbers can walk right in take what they want and get away scott free…just a million times worse.