As quoted on the Voice of America news:
Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says while he respects Mr. Murtha, who is a Vietnam veteran, withdrawing from Iraq would send a signal that the United States is not able to endure in a struggle with terrorism:
"The Democrats who have undertaken this initiative have made a mistake. I think they have under-estimated the toughness of the American people and the understanding that if we don't change the world, the world is going to change us," said Mr. Hunter. "And right now in Iraq, we are changing the world, we are changing a very strategic part of the world in such a way that it will not be a threat to the United States, and, in fact, will be an ally in the global war
What? Allow others to influence how we understand and approach the world? Shocking.
I heard this quote yesterday on NPR, and felt compelled to Google it today. It's sooooo American, so self-involved, so pre-Copernicus. The world apparently revolves around us Amurricuns. Damn, I wish I'd gotten that memo.