Senator Harry Reid has declared that the war is lost and that the troop surge has failed. The basis of his claim: The violent car bombings that occurred the past week. This opinion was not given to him by the Secretary of Defense, or the Joint Chiefs, or the CENTCOM commander, or the military leaders on the ground in Iraq. No, this is Harry’s own personal opinion based on what he’s seen on the news. Harry Reid says the war is lost.
Now, there are a lot of people out there who feel the same. And, yes, there are many people in the world who give uninformed opinions about many things. But Harry Reid is a prominent US Senator and with that comes a certain responsibility. One of those responsibilities is not undermining the US military in its efforts abroad, which is exactly what Reid’s uninformed opinion has done. Again, Reid is not basing this on any statement made by the Dept of Defense. No, this is how he sees it. But how he sees it is also how our enemies see it and when a prominent US Senator agrees with our enemies then it certainly goes a long way in boosting their morale and damaging the morale of our troops. But I’m sure Harry doesn’t care about that. The Democrats must win back the White House no matter what.
I’ve lost all respect for Reid, and for most Democrats. I’ve ranted on this site before about how low they’re willing to stoop for political gain. This is no different. Harry Reid is a bad man who is making statements that do nothing but endanger our soldiers overseas and empower the enemy that they fight. But, as I said, he doesn’t care. The Dems think they’ve been given a mandate, but I disagree. The US people may want the war to end, and I am one of them, but I don’t think the US people want their elected leaders making these kinds of statements – statements that enable and embolden those who fight our troops every day. Harry Reid is a fool and he should be ashamed of himself. And before he makes grand statements about conditions on the ground, maybe he should consult with the military leaders who are living in those conditions. Just a suggestion.
Again, if the Dems feel they truly have a mandate then why not end the war now? Cut the funding and end it. No, they won't do that because it takes balls. Instead, they continue to fund the war while doing whatever they can to ensure our defeat. After all, that's the key to their White House victory in '08. American success in Iraq would be disastrous for the Dems. And cutting the funding would be equally disastrous. So they will fund the war, but continue with these antics to do what they can in helping defeat our troops. This is your Democrat Party. Feel proud?