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Pelosi to Republican Colleagues: 'You Can't Handle the Truth'


Contact: Brendan Daly or Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616, both of the Office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Web: http://democraticleader.house.gov/

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today spoke late this evening in strong opposition to a sham Republican proposal to smear Congressman John Murtha of Pennsylvania, who has proposed immediate redeployment of troops from Iraq. Below are Pelosi's remarks on the House floor and a video link:

"Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise as the proud representative of the city of San Francisco in the Congress of the United States. In Northern California, we treat our veterans with respect. But Mr. Murtha is not being treated as a distinguished veteran with respect here.

"Mr. Speaker, this is a sad day for this House of Representatives. Just when you think you have seen it all, the Republican majority has stooped to a new low, even for them. They have engaged in an act of deception that undermines any shred of dignity that might be left in this Republican Congress.

"But deception has been the order of the day throughout the entire Iraq engagement. Mr. Hunter's resolution is a continuation of that deception. It is a political stunt and should it be rejected by this House.

"The Republican deception today is a disgrace. It is a disservice to our country and to our men and women in uniform. They, and the American people, deserve better.

"It is an insult to the integrity of Jack Murtha: one of the most distinguished Members to ever serve in the House of Representatives. As has been said, Jack Murtha is a decorated war veteran: two Purple Hearts, the Bronze star for his combat service, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, 37 years in active and reserve service in the Marines. His lifetime motto has been, 'Semper Fi,' and yet our Republican colleagues call him a coward and accuse him of cooperating with the enemy.

"As the senior Democrat on the Defense Appropriations Committee, he is known and respected for his bipartisanship. That is why the Republican attack on him is so dishonest.

"Mr. Murtha has dealt the mighty blow of truth to the President's failed Iraq policy. The American people have rallied to Jack Murtha's message of truth. But (to Republican colleagues) 'you can't handle the truth.' Why are the Republicans so afraid of the facts?

"Mr. Speaker, during World War II, the Republican Senator from Ohio, Robert Taft, who would become the Republican Leader of the Senate said, 'Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any democratic government.' Indeed, Mr. Murtha's action to speak truth to power is a great act of patriotism.

"As one who has always had the interests of America's men and women in uniform as his top priority, Mr. Murtha has acted as he always does -- in their interests. Let us all join him in saluting our troops for their courage, patriotism, and the sacrifice they are willing to make for our country -- and thank Mr. Murtha for his loyalty to them."

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For link to video of Leader Pelosi's speech, go to: http://www.democraticleader.house.gov/Pelosi_Hunter.htm

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Our brave men and women in uniform have no business engaging in war crimes. Since aggression against another weaker country is a war crime, all the brave troops over there are participating in war crimes instigated by the war criminal in chief in the White House.

Once we get our troops home, it is imperative that we never let ourselves be duped again by this cabal of war criminals. They should be brought to just at the Hague.

We should also remove the tax cuts for the super rich and help the people whose lives have been devastated by Katrina.

This whole mess became even more unbearable when I heard the stories of Iraqui vets and even active duty soldiers who lost everything in Katrina!

You are right, our memories must never be short-circuited again by such malignant trickery from any fraudulent extremists. We cannot afford to be duped by any other conspiratorial group/think tank that rides on the coattails of a false facade of religiousity into power, only to do a classic Hitler-style bait and switch. Impeachment is too good for them, for as you say, it's off to the Hague for this cabal.

GOOGLE PNAC> "OUT" THE CABAL !!! http://www.cafepress.com/googlepnac

Oops make that:

They should be brought to JUSTICE at the Hague. Justice demands that those who lie and kill for profit be called to account. I'll bet if you did the numbers you would find that the Bush crime family is responsible for more death and destruction in this world than Saddam.

"AMEN TO THAT", WE HAVE A BUNCH OF SPOILED BRATS ON OUR HANDS, WHEN SOME ONE DOESN'T AGREE WITH THEM, THEY AUTOMICALLY CALL US "UNPATRIOTIC" WHAT A BUNCH OF SICK PUPPIES. BUT, WHEN A QUESTION IS POSED TO MR. BUSH, EX: REGARDING TORTURE, HE DANCES AROUND THE ISSUES, WILL NOT ANSWER, BECAUSE HE OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT HAVE A ANSWER, AS WAS STATED PREVIOUSLY, "HE IS UNFIT" TO SERVE, ALONG WITH CHENEY, RUMSFIELD, RICE THE WHOLE GROUP.
THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO QUESTION SOME ONE LIKE CONG. MURTHA..THEY ARE GRASPING AT STRAWS, THE TRUTH IS COMING HOME TO SLAP THEM IN THE FACE, THEY KNOW THIS, BUT CAN NOT HANDLE IT.
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH MS.PELOSI. WE NEED MORE LIKE HER, I APPLAUD HER FOR HER STAND. I ALSO APPLAUD CONG. MURTHA AND ALL THE OTHERS WHO DID NOT RUN FROM THEIR MILITAY DUTY, AS DID BUSH AND CHENEY. THEN THEY ATTACK ANYONE WHO DOES NOT AGREE WITH THEIR DIRTY POLITICAL AGENDAS. THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AS A WHOLE IS "JUST ABOUT FED UP" WITH THEIR CONSTANT LIES AND SPINS ON EVERYTHING. THE TRUTH IS COMING OUT MORE AND MORE EVERY DAY ABOUT THE LEAD-UP TO THIS WAR.
IT'S COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT BUSH HAD ASPIRATIONS ABOUT IRAQ WHEN HE WAS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS, THAT'S THE REASON HE NEEDS SOME ONE LIKE KARL ROVE WHO IS KNOWN FOR HIS "DIRTY POLITICAL TACTICS". WHERE IS OUR ETHICAL UP-RIGHT PRESIDENT NOW??
THEY SENT OUR TROOPS TO IRAQ WITH OUT PROPER EQUIPTMENT THAT IS TOTALLY UN-ACCEPTABLE.. IT IS OBVIOUS WHAT THEIR AGENDA IS, TO RULE THE TOTAL MIDDLE EAST, RULE ALL THE OIL, ALL THEY ARE INTERESTED IN IS POWER, MONEY AND OIL.
OH, WHAT A TANGLED WEBB WE WEAVE, WHEN WE FIRST CONTRIVED TO DECEIVE>>
WE NEED TO GET OUR COUNTRY ON THE RIGHT TRACK, AND BUSH & COMPANY DO NOT HAVE A CLUE AS TO HOW TO OBTAIN THIS, HE COULDN'T EVEN FULFILL HIS OBILIGATION TO THE NATIONAL GUARD, HOW CAN HE FULFILL HIS OBILIGATION TO A NATION OR TO OUR TROOPS.
I SURELY HOPE MORE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT PELOSI, MURTHA AND ALL THE OTHERS WHO WILL NOT BACK DOWN FROM THIS CORRUPT ADMINISTRAION

Do not take your eye off the ball. verifiedvoting.org and a host of other watchdog agents are in business to help secure "1 person-1 vote" for Nov. 2006. Without the vote; without an intelligent monitoring of exit polling and immediate announcing of those results; all else is moot. Too many of the "fifty million stupid Americans" are - when informed of facts - continue to be good Germans: in lock step with the Goebbel deceptive advertising of lies-as-truth. We have understood this for over 5 years now (....of course you realized that the promise of the "Texas Education miracle" shrub promised to bring to America in 1999 was a fraud; of course you read the Intl' Red Cross memos in Oct. 2003 - 8 months ahead of public comment - about Afhgani and Iraqi torture prisons, child and adult sexual abuse..didn't you?).

So, of course absolute power has corrupted absolutely. But for this cabal to be tried and convicted and hung for the world to see, we must be vigilant. This is not in our national character - "vigilance". And government without vigilance is tyranny.

So, thank you George Galloway, Nancy Pelosi, John Dean, Jack Murtha, Cindy Sheehan, Joe Wilson, Richard Clark, John O'Neill, Colleen Rauly, Bunny Greenhouse, Nick Smith, Richard Foster, Rory Mayberry (http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/iraq-contractor-lashed-for-huge-cost-ov...), Ellen Mariani, Barbara Honegger,..... some of the more prominent whistleblowers to the complete and total curruption, obscene inhumanity to man, and violent attempt to overthrow America and turn it into a "Taliban" fascist "one size fits all" police state.

Insure our vote.
First.

R. Banos
Mill Valley

Nancy Pelosi, along with Steny Hoyer, Rahm Emmanuel, Jane Harmon, Tom Lantos and over 100 other Democratic members of Congress are advocates for this illegal occupation in Iraq. Yes,praise Murtha for his coldly, critical assessment but stop the accolades for those who shamelessly support this immoral policy in Iraq. Please.

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