MR. RUSSERT: The president picks up the phone and calls you up, and says "Jack, come on down. You voted for this war, you now think it was a mistake, but we're in a fix. And if I get out right away, we could leave behind a civil war, we could leave behind a haven for terrorism. Tell me specifically Mr. Murtha, what should I do today?"
REP. MURTHA: Here, here's what you should do, Mr. President. First of all, you should fire all the people who are responsible for that, which gives you international credibility.
MR. RUSSERT: Including his secretary of defense?
REP. MURTHA: Well, he, he should--well, let's say he should offer his resignation, because he certainly...
MR. RUSSERT: And it's sure to be accepted?
REP. MURTHA: I would accept it, that's exactly right.
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