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Scaife to Bush: Withdraw from Iraq

The conservative movement has cracked apart. If any more evidencewas needed, check out Editor & Publisher's website for an articleabout Richard Mellon Scaife's newspaper and its latest editorial onIraq. It seems that the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, long owned byconservative billionaire Scaife, a stalwart supporter of many rightwing causes, is not only questioning Bush's disastrous war-- buthis "mental stability." Read on.

Conservative-Owned Newspaper Calls for Iraq Troop Withdrawal -- Questions Bush's 'Mental Stability'

By Editor & Publisher StaffPublished: July 16, 2007 3:29 PM ET

NEW YORK The Pittsburgh newspaper owned by conservative billionaireRichard Mellon Scaife yesterday called the Bush administration'splans to stay the course in Iraq a "prescription for Americansuicide."

The editorial in the Tribune-Review added, "And quite frankly,during last Thursday's news conference, when George Bush startedblathering about 'sometimes the decisions you make and theconsequences don't enable you to be loved,' we had to question hismental stability."

It continued: "President Bush warns that U.S. withdrawal would risk'mass killings on a horrific scale.' What do we have today, sir?

"If the president won't do the right thing and end this war, thepeople must. The House has voted to withdraw combat troops fromIraq by April. The Senate must follow suit.

"Our brave troops should take great pride that they rid Iraq ofSaddam Hussein. And they should have no shame in leaving Iraq. Forit will not be, in any way, an exercise in tail-tucking and running.

"America has done its job.

"It's time for the Iraqis to do theirs."

The editorial said it agrees with its local congressman on this:Democratic U.S. Rep. John Murtha.

Scaife has been a loyal backer of Republican politicians and manyconservative causes, and funded a network of investigations intoPresident Clinton during the 1990s.

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