In the Arena

An American Hero

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Congressman Patrick Murphy’s statement about the war today, via atrios. (I can’t figure out how to edit out the plea for campaign contributions–we can’t do that around here–or the rest of the posting, but Murphy’s eloquence is worth my internet incompetence.)

One microscopic quibble: I don’t entirely agree with Murphy. I’m for withdrawal, starting soon, but not on a fixed timeline. The situation is just too fluid and we shouldn’t be giving time parameters to the enemy. But that’s a minor detail. The Iraq vets in Congress–Walz, Sestak, Carney and Murphy–are one reason to be really optimistic that the next generation will be far more substantial than we sad, self-indulgent baby boomers.