Brothers In Arms Over Iraq?

Democratic Reps. Jack Murtha and David Obey are two gruff veteran appropriators. Murtha oversees defense dollars, and Obey, all spending. Over the years, the old bulls have clashed. But lately, they have found a common enemy: Bush's Iraq policy. And it seems the Obey-Murtha relationship has seen a bit of a detente. "Murtha and I worked more closely than we have in our entire careers in the House," Obey writes in his upcoming memoirs about their work together on a war spending bill this past spring.

By Silla Brush


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