“Iraq continues to be mischaracterized by the President as the center for the Global War on Terrorism.
“It is estimated that there are less than 1,000 Al Qaeda in Iraq.
“What is happening in Iraq is a civil war. It is Iraqis killing Iraqis and our troops are also targets.
“We are depleting our resources in Iraq. [A couple nights back] the House Appropriations Committee passed the President's supplemental request, providing an additional $67 billion for the continued military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“With this supplemental, Congress will have appropriated nearly $450 billion for the war, running our federal deficit higher and higher while this country had a surplus when George W. Bush took office.”
--Rep. John Murtha, speaking at National Newspaper Association related