RIP Jack Murtha


Pennsylvania Rep. Jack Murtha has died today at the age of 77. He will long be remembered for speaking out against the Iraq war in 2005. Here is the interview I conducted with Murtha at the time. I always liked his answer to this question:

What would you do if you were president?

I'd fire a hell of a lot of people. I told Dick Cheney that Paul Wolfowitz should never have been deputy secretary of defense. I told him, "You got the worst guy in the world in that job. He's not an administrator, he's a goddamn professor." Wolfowitz called me after he got promoted to the World Bank and said, "Well, you finally got rid of me." But he was in the wrong job.

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