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Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Webb and Murtha For Lamont

As Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld prepare to launch yet another PR offensive to try and gain support for their stay-the-course non-policy in Iraq - certainly to be backed by Joe Lieberman in their efforts - it's no surprise that Ned Lamont (D) continues to receive support from longtime allies of the uniformed military, such as Reagan-era Secretary of the Navy and current Virginia Senate candidate Jim Webb (D-VA) and Rep. Murtha (D-PA).

Webb today:

Webb, who is challenging Republican Sen. George Allen's bid for a second term, was emphatic in backing his new party's nominee over Lieberman.

"Joe Lieberman got too close to this administration," said Webb, who bolted the GOP in part because of President Bush's decision to invade Iraq and his handling of the war since then.

Murtha yesterday in New York:

In response to one question, Murtha also said he would campaign in Connecticut for Ned Lamont if invited.

It certainly is no surprise, given the pleas of our men and women in uniform expressed in letters like this one in today's Stars and Stripes (hat tip reader J):

Losing faith in government

It is unfortunate, but I believe I have lost almost complete faith in my government.

Did anyone listen when people said the war would be easy to win, it’s the peace that will be hard? Did anyone in my government read any history about the culture in Iraq? Why does my president refuse to take his blinders off and look at the Iraq problem from a different view?

I now believe my government has lost touch with what’s really going on, not only in Iraq but in the U.S. as well. All I ask is that my government officials get off their bottoms and actually do something! I’m so glad I’m protected from flag-burning homosexuals in the country, but what about the real important issues?

I’m frustrated and angry that the best country in the world is allowing itself to fall apart. Will somebody please do something!

Staff Sgt. David C. Mardon
Camp Ramadi, Iraq

Support our troops.

We owe them better than Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Joe Lieberman.

Update: Watch Keith Olbermann.
I am really glad about both these endorsements, particularly Murtha's.
Murtha could really hurt Lieberman, and I cannot believe Ned would not want to bring him in.
Lamont should invite Murtha to come to CT and stump for him in New London, Groton, and any other town that has defense contract employees. I think Murtha would be effective there. And of course, Murtha should help Lamont stump with veterans groups.
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