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.