Republicans Politicize Iraq Debate Matsui Calls for Open Debate on Policy
Matsui Calls for Open Debate on Policy
|November 18, 2005|
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“The U.S. House of Representatives is sinking to a new low today.
“What is happening on the floor is not intended to be an open and honest debate on our policy in
“Republicans will try to claim – falsely – that this is about an idea, not a person – but everyone here in this room – whether or not they will admit it – knows the truth of what is going on today.
“This is about changing the subject and dodging responsibility. House Republicans are exposed and embarrassed by the Senate’s recent vote to demand benchmarks from the White House. The President refuses to level with the American people on
“Our troops – putting their lives on the line – deserve better from this country. Today is clearly not about these brave men and women. They deserve an actual debate on this nation’s
“Jack Murtha is one of the most respected members of the U.S. Congress on
“To question Jack Murtha’s commitment – his patriotism to this nation – or our troops is ludicrous. No one has been as devoted as Jack to our men and women in the military – he’s made weekly visits to Walter Reed, visits to
“I will vote against the GOP’s characterization of Congressman Murtha’s opinions on