Murtha: 'Don't tell me we're fighting this war in this air conditioned office'
Josh Catone
Published: Thursday April 19, 2007
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In the video below, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) responds passionately on the House floor to comments by Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) that "we" are fighting the war in Iraq.

"It is interesting to hear the gentleman say 'we,' we fight, we aren't going to give up," he said. "Let me tell you something, we aren't fighting this war. It's the troops overseas, and when I talk to the families, when I go to the hospitals, I see the results of this war."

Murtha grew more heated as his went on, wagging his finger as he concluded, "Don't tell me we're fighting in this air conditioned office, we're not fighting this war, they're fighting it! And I'm proud of every single one of them!"

Murtha renewed his call for a draft, saying that if we are truly fighting the war we should spread the burden around the population. RAW STORY's previous coverage of Murtha's call for a draft is here.

The video below is from C-SPAN.

Thanks to BradBlog.