1. John Murtha is…
a) A highly respected 17-term Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania who’s typically known as a hawk on national defense.
b) An outspoken critic of the occupation of Iraq who recently went public with what he described as the Pentagon’s plan to redeploy virtually all U.S. troops currently in Iraq to Afghanistan and Kuwait by the end of 2006.
c) A U.S. Marine Corps vet who won the Bronze Star, was twice wounded in Vietnam and who once derided “guys who’ve never been there” who think they know more about war than those have been in combat.
d) All of the above.
2. Osama bin Laden recently released another audiotape. In it he said…
a) “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”
b) “The owner of the sword and pen, who carried both a machine gun and a Quran, known in scholarly circles… and who could be seen in jihadi arenas from the time of the Russian communist attack until the crusader raid…”
c) “In response to the substance of the polls in the U.S., which indicate that Americans do not want to fight Muslims on Muslim land, nor do they want Muslims to fight them on their land, we do not mind offering a long-term truce based on just conditions that we will stick to.”
d) “I repeat: personal accounts do not permanently fix the solution.”
e) All of the above.
3. Which of the following did President George W. Bush not nominate to a cabinet position or high judicial post:
a) Julie Myers, a 36-year old former prosecutor who has absolutely no immigration or customs experience but does have an uncle named former Joint Chiefs Chairman General Richard Myers and a husband who works as Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff’s chief of staff, to be U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director.
b) Anthony Zinni, a retired four-star Marine Corps general who served two tours in Vietnam, earned numerous medals and retired after a stint as CentCom Commander who predicted that the invasion of Iraq would bog down in a guerilla war, to be National Security Adviser.
c) Bernard Kerik, a former New York City Police Commissioner who for many years employed an illegal immigrant as a nanny and often compares himself to Teddy Roosevelt when he’s not bragging about his mother having been a prostitute and how he’d fathered a child in Korea, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.
d) Harriet Miers, a former corporate attorney and Bush’s current White House Counsel who writes the President gushing Christmas cards and whose greatest claim to fame before getting to the White House was rising to the presidency of the Dallas Bar Association, to be Supreme Court Justice.
4. On Jan. 10, 2006 President George W. Bush told a group of veterans, “You took an oath to defend our flag and our freedom, and you kept that oath underseas and under fire.”
The name of the restaurant profiled in the Jan. 12, 2006 story “Fish and Game” should have been listed as Maui Brewing Co.