Rep John Murtha | Rep. John Murtha
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""We have become occupiers. We cannot win this militarily. But I hesitated to say anything. I waited probably too long. The way we operate militarily is a problem.... We go into a place, we have to blow it up to protect American lives. I agree with that. That's the way we operate to protect Americans." Interview with The Christian Science Monitor, July 21, 2006.
Left Washington and Jefferson College in 1952 to join the Marine Corps. Attended the University of Pittsburgh on the G.I. Bill, and received a degree in economics. He later took graduate courses from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.