"We cannot win this militarily. Our tactics themselves keep us from winning," Murtha said.On the Congressional resolution:
"The guys in Congress are scared to death to say anything because they might be vilified," Murtha said. "The soldiers can't speak for themselves. We sent them to war and, by God, we're the ones that have to speak out."On Rep. Jean Schmidt calling him a "coward":
"You can't spin this. You've got to have a real solution," Murtha said. "This is not a war of words, this is a war."It's all over but the cryin', now.
And, per Rolling Stone, it all started because of Chalabi.
Never underestimate the power of a determined individual; not in a small church; not in world affairs. Chalabi and Murtha may be the bookends, the "strange bedfellows" of this matter, before it is finally laid to rest in the history books.
(an excellent interview with James Bamford, author of the RS article, is also available here.)