Murtha: Allies Say U.S. More Dangerous than North Korea or Iran (Video)
Rep. John Murtha recently told a gathering in Miami that our allies think the United States is more dangerous than Iran or North Korea. While the newspaper that originally reported this has since issued a partial retraction, owing to a press release from Murtha’s office “clarifying” that he was basing it on a Pew survey, Kevin Aylward has the video and the following transcription:
Fifty six percent of the people in Spain think it’s more dangerous, the United States is more dangerous in Iraq than Iran is. Everyone of our allies think that the United States being in Iraq is more dangerous to world stability and world peace, every one of our allies; Great Britain, every single country… They think its more, uh, we’re more dangerous to world peace than North Korea or Iran.
Those words and the tone of the video certainly give the impression that Murtha shares this view rather than laments it.