Differences over policy on the Iraq war ignited an explosion of angry words and personal insults on the House floor yesterday when the chamber's newest member suggested that a decorated war veteran was a coward for calling for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops.That's the pot calling the kettle black, isn't it?
...Democrats...accused Republicans of playing political games with the war.
Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio)...told colleagues that "a few minutes ago I received a call from Colonel Danny Bubp," an Ohio legislator and Marine Corps Reserve officer. "He asked me to send Congress a message: Stay the course. He also asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do."....Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Tex.)...said U.S. forces in Iraq "need our full support." He added: "They need to have full faith that a few naysayers in Washington won't cut and run and leave them high and dry."Good luck on that. My misgivings about the war at the beginning were that just such a thing would happen. An endless drumbeat of negative reporting about the war has turned Americans against it, so the Democrats are piling on against Bush--not that they don't enjoy it, and I'm sure the Republicans would do the same if the positions were reversed.