From Iraq to Congress

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Pennsylvania Democrat Patrick Murphy is the only Iraq War veteran in Congress.

He can tell you all about driving into enemy fire in a Humvee without adequate armor; losing the battles for Iraqi hearts and minds; the strategic blunders of the Bush administration; the high price and pain of long deployments, and the 19 comrades who came home in body bags.

Murphy won a fierce battle for Congress against a Republican incumbent. Now, he's speaking out about what when wrong in Iraq and his hopes for America.

This hour, On Point: Congressman Patrick Murphy.Guest:

Patrick J. Murphy, Democratic Congressman respresenting Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District. He served in Iraq in 2003-2004 as a captain in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. His new memoir is "Taking the Hill: From Philly to Baghdad to the United States Congress."

This program aired on February 21, 2008.


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