Representative Pink Hawk Spits Out 9 Lies in 90 Seconds

The Democratic Representative Hawk and Code Pink “Pink Badge of Courage” winner, again today spat out his disinformation on the Iraq War and did it in record time!

The liberal Hawk’s stand on Iraq is strikingly similar to his stand on the US conflict in Mogadishu, Somalia which Osama Bin Laden appreciated.

Code Pink co-founder Gael Murphy and DC coordinator Allison Yorra met with Congressman Murtha to thank him for his courageous stand on dumping Iraq and fighting the War on Terror from Okinawa. John Murtha, “Pink Hawk”, was presented with a “pink badge of courage” and pink flowers sent by CODEPINK members nationwide in January. Rep Murtha was very appreciative of these gestures and requested that we ask legislators to support H.J Res 73 (Murtha’s Cut and Run resolution).

Today John Murtha made an apppearance on “Face the Nation”.

* Expose the Left * has the video.
Also, HERE is part of the video segment from CBS.

** Representative John Murtha was able to make at least 9 false assertions about the Iraq War in 90 seconds along with calling General Peter Pace a liar 4 times. **

From “Face the Nation”:

Bob Schieffer: Congressman Murtha, thank you for coming this morning, and I want to start by quoting something that General Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said this morning on “Meet the Press.” He said he believes the war in Iraq is going, in his words, “very, very well.” What is your assessment?

Representative JACK MURTHA (Democrat, Pennsylvania; House Appropriations Committee): Why would I believe him?…

1.) There’s no al-Qaeda connection!…
Truth- THE FORMER IRAQI REGIME OF Saddam Hussein trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over the four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion. But, some people will always deny the Al Qaeda connection no matter how much information you give them

2.) We’ve made no progress at all.
Truth: Murtha has repeated this lie so often. See USAID-Iraq

3.) Sixty percent unemployment.
Truth- Try 18 to 28 percent. (2/28/06)

4.) The Iraqis want us out of there.
Truth- It’s not even a top three concern of Iraqis, neither is security.

5.) Eighty percent of the Iraqis want us out of there.
(Murtha continues to take his numbers from one bogus isolated poll.)

6.) But they’re in a situation where they’re caught in a civil war.
Truth- “You Don’t Say!”

Iraqi police deaths, Iraqi civilian deaths, and US military deaths were down in February, Murtha’s civil war month.

7.) So I don’t believe the secretary…We’re caught in a civil war.
Truth- “Dude, Where’s my Civil War?”

8.) Water production, only 30% of people are getting water.
Truth- USAID has restored water treatment to 4 million urban Iraqis and sewage treatment to 4.4 million.

9.) We’ve lost almost 20,000 people in this war, if you count the casualties and the people who’ve been killed in the three years.
Truth- It will be three years of War in Iraq this month. The US has lost 2,300 brave men and women in the war. This is historically the lowest number of fatalities the US has seen in any of its major wars. Therefore, look for democrats like Murtha to taint the outstanding job of our military men and women by including casualties in their body counts, a sinister way to slant the truth.

Oh,… And, here is one for Bob Schieffer on Murtha- “He was a hawk on Iraq.”
Truth- Murtha has spoken out consistently against the Iraq War.

Glenn Reynolds has a roundup on the media and Murtha’s civil war tonight.

John at Powerline wants to know “Is Murtha nuts?”

Update: Think Progress wrote and is giving itself a pat on the back for citing the same isloated poll that I mentioned above in defending Pink Hawk:

Hinderaker: “Murtha says 80% of Iraqis ‘want us out of there.’ This too is silly, if by ‘out of there’ Murtha means that 80% agree with his call for immediate withdrawal.”

Brookings Institution, Iraq Index, 3/2/06:

It is very sad that the left has to keep repeating this bogus poll as was noted above. For some reason the Left gets great satisfaction out of dishonestly thinking that a huge majority of Iraqis may hate us… Really sad and strange and just because they continue to repeat it does not make it true.

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