In Defense of Brit Hume: Exhibit A- Murtha Talks Iwo Jima

** Erroneous Nutroots Outrage Alert! **

Brit Hume (Photo-HotAir)on FOX News Sunday lambasted John “troops to Okinawa” Murtha today saying:

“That sound bite from John Murtha suggests that it’s time a few things be said about him. Even the Washington Post noted he didn’t seem particularly well informed about what’s going on over there, to say the least. Look, this man has tremendous cachet among House Democrats, but he is not — this guy is long past the day when he had anything but the foggiest awareness of what the heck is going on in the world.”

“And that sound bite is naivete at large, and the man is an absolute fountain of such talk, and the fact that he has ascended to the position he has in the eyes of the Democrats in the House and perhaps Democrats around the country tells you a lot about how much they know or care about what’s really going on over there.”

HotAir has the video.
Of course, the Left is outraged that anyone would attack their military attacker.

So, here is just one exhibit of unchallenged Murtha ignorance:

John Murtha says, “(Iraq) is the most intensive combat I’ve seen since maybe some of the combat in Iwo Jima!”
(24 second video)

This ridiculous statement was spoken during his interview on This Week with George Stephanopoulos on January 14, 2007:

“This is the most intensive combat I’ve seen since maybe some of the combat in Iwo Jima or some of those places in World War II. They can’t take this kind of combat for an extended period.”

U.S. Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) may be a liberal hawk… but he is no historian! (Reuters)
Not that facts or numbers mean anything anymore…
Another Rovian Conspiracy provides historical persepective.

The US lost 6,825 military personnel in 37 days on the island of Iwo Jima.
The US has lost 3,133 military personnel in over 3 years and 10 months in Iraq.

John Murtha also announced during the ABC interview that he would introduce legislation to cut off funding for President Bush’s proposed surge in Iraq during this interview back in January.

The San Diego Tribune has more on the defeatocrat party today.
Shrinkwrapped offers thoughts on John Murtha.
Hat Tip Larwyn

Previously:
Dopey John Murtha Equates Iraq to Iwo Jima! (Video)

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