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.