Brave U.S. Congressman, Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) takes John Murtha and mainstream media to the woodshed for cut-and-run agendas that damage troops.
Having fought in the Korean War and Vietnam War---and having been a 7 year prisoner of war in Communist Viet Kong prison camp---no one could be better qualified than Sam Johnson to understand how harmful an adverse Congress and media in time of war can be---both to our troops and to the war effort.
Unfortunately, the hard-left would rather see the U.S. lose the War Against Terrorism rather that see credit for a win redown to President George W. Bush.
When it comes to a situation where hard-left politicos are undermining our current and future safety and security, the time has come to throw the bums out of any position that enables them to do so. Be sure to remember that at the ballot box in 2006 and 2008. Civilization and our democratic republic depend on putting and keeping people in office who are 100% supportive of our President, our country, and our troops.
It is notable that Rep. John Murtha, a Vietnam War veteran who speaks out strongly to undermine the Iraq War and President Bush, is still refusing to allow release of his Vietnam War records. He doesn't want us to see for sure whether he earned the war medals he claims to have gotten.
So...., did anti-war Murtha really receive earned medals or did he pull a "John Kerry" to hoodwink the American people and represent himself as a "war hero" in order to get elected and re-elected to the U.S. Congress? Inquiring minds still want to know.I
More below and here. This *****Five Star, must read column is worth every minute of the time it takes to read it.
"GOP Congressman and Former POW Rips John Murtha"
"Amid cheers, whistles and two standing ovations, U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, took fellow Congressman John Murtha, D-Pa., and the U.S. media behind the proverbial woodshed for a verbal walloping.
"Most of you know, at the end of last year, a liberal congressman from Pennsylvania insisted we immediately withdraw our troops from Iraq," Johnson told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. "When I heard this, it made my blood boil."
Johnson was referring to Murtha, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, who has been quoted as saying that the U.S. Army is "broken, worn out" and may not be able to meet future military threats to the nation.
"It hurt to think what the men and women in harm's way would believe when they heard the news that someone in Congress was not behind America's mission," Johnson said. "It hurt to think what the military families here at home would believe when they learned that people in Washington did not support the troops. And it hurt me to think that some people would just give up on our men and women in uniform.
"What would Iraq be like if the United States pulled out?" Johnson asked. "What would Iraq be like if we left and allowed dangerous people like the head of al-Qaida, (Abu Musab al-)Zarqawi, to run the country?"
Veteran of Two Wars:
Johnson, without naming Murtha, compared criticism of the war and demands for withdrawal with his own experience during the Vietnam War. A 29-year Air Force veteran and highly decorated pilot, Johnson fought in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. After being shot down over North Vietnam, Johnson spent nearly seven years as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, half of that in solitary confinement.
"I do know what it's like to be far from home, serving your country, risking your life and hearing that America doesn't care about you," Johnson said, choking back tears.
"[Hearing] your Congress doesn't care about you. Your Congress just cut off all funding for your war. They're packing up and going home and leaving you." Johnson added he was "scared to death" by such talk because years ago, he was afraid he would be left in Vietnam "forever."
"I know what it does to the mission," said Johnson, "and so help me God, I will never, ever let our nation make those mistakes again...."
Johnson also connected the Iraq mission to both 9/11 and the wider war on terror. "We were attacked. We are at war against terrorists. We need to stay there for as long as it takes if we want democracy to take root in tyranny's back yard."
The Republican congressman picked up an earlier theme from President Bush's second presidential campaign: "We must fight the bad guys over there, not over here...." "What part of al-Qaida do you want operating here in America?" he asked....
Insisting withdrawal was not an option, Johnson called criticism of the war "Democratic nonsense" and compared it to the "peaceniks and people in Congress and America" who "started saying bad things about what was going on [in Vietnam]...."