Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Someone in the choir is a bit out of tune

“Dean’s take on Iraq makes even less sense than the
scream in Iowa: Both are uninformed and unhelpful,”
said Rep.
Jim Marshall (D-Ga.)
(emp mine)


More Marshall here about his trip to Iraq. A sampling:

" professional colleagues, political leaders
and activists who are carelessly using words and phrases such as "quagmire," "our failure in Iraq," "this is just another Vietnam," or "the Bush administration has no plan."


"I went to Iraq a couple of weeks ago to resolve for
myself the recent contrast between gloomy news coverage and optimistic Pentagon reports of our progress. My trip left no doubt that the Pentagon's version is far closer to reality."


"Falsely bleak Iraq news circulating in the United States
is a serious problem for coalition forces because it discourages Iraqi
cooperation, the key to our ultimate success or failure, a daily determinant of life or death for American soldiers."

Those last ones come from a piece published in WAPO in early October and available on the Congressman's website.

Now let's see: Murtha...Marshall, Murtha...Marshall. What on earth could possibly explain the disparate press coverage of these two hitherto unknown Congressmen? Or should I say one still unknown Congressman and one now much ballyhooed Congressman?