Town Meeting Takes Jim Moran by Surprise
Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) was disarmed for claiming that morale has reached new low levels in the war in Iraq when he did a town meeting on the war in Iraq. He got a reaction he did not expect, when a wounded vet stood up and made this statement.
"I know you keep saying how you have talked to the troops and the troops are demoralized, and I really resent that characterization. The morale of the troops I talk to is phenomenal, which is why my troops are volunteering to go back despite the hardships. . . ."
"And, Congressman Moran, 200 of your constituents just arrived back from Afghanistan -- we never got a letter, we never got a visit from you, you didn't come to our homecoming. The only thing we got was a letter from the governor of this state thanking us for our service in Iraq, when we were in Afghanistan. That's reprehensible. I don't know who you two are talking to, but the morale of the troops is very high."
Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) responded to this by saying that the wounded veteran made a statement and did not ask a question.
Yes, he did make quite a statement, that went unanswered.
from the Washington Post