Today is the one year anniversary of Harry Reid’s infamous pronouncement that the Iraq war was lost. He uttered his disgraceful words before the troop surge was even completely in place, making it look more like wishful thinking than an honest assessment. The U.S. military reported that the 28,000 troops required for the surge were not in Iraq and ready to start surge operations until June 15, 2007.
From Politico Playbook:
One year ago today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters: “[T]his war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything.” The traditional one-year anniversary gift is paper (books, etc.), but the modern gift is clocks. Senators always find both useful.
Tomorrow will be the one year anniverary of Al Jazeera’s coverage of Reid’s defeatist words to the Arab world:
The US war in Iraq is lost and a further build-up of US troops in the country will not recover the situation, the senior Democrat in the US senate has said.
“This war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week,” Harry Reid, the senate Democratic majority leader, told reporters.
Reid, who held talks with George Bush on Wednesday, said he told the president that he thought the war could not be won through military force.
Only political, economic and diplomatic means could bring success, he said.
Well wishers who would like to acknowledge Reid’s moment of shame, may do so in the comments.
And by “well wishes” I mean this.
Here is the video, (if your stomach can take it):
Irony of ironies. Today is also Patriot’s Day. Jules Crittenden
reminds us what true
Patriots look like.*
*Yes, I’m questioning Harry Reid’s patriotism. I most certainly am.
It is also the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. Dave in Texas commemorates at AOSHQ.
Aw nuts…it’s looking more and more like Mitt is going to be McCain’s VP pick, seeing as he’s already practicing the traditional role of the VP candidate; that of attack dog. Romney told the National Journal:
“He, (Obama) in the debate, made a number of promises that he cannot possibly deliver — populist approaches that sound good to the public but that are counter to the growth and strength of our economy and the well-being of our nation.”
Referring to “Bittergate”, he also said:
“… I think what’s happening is that people are getting a better sense about Barack Obama,” Romney continued. “They didn’t know who he was… but now we’re getting a better view of Barack Obama as the — not just the liberal, but the political liberal that he is.”
I like Mitt…don’t get me wrong…but will he be tough enough to keep this up, all the way until November? He does come off as rather stiff, and insincere at times, which was always my biggest problem with him. Still, he does project a very competent and professional image…
On the other hand, if we want someone who could really open up a can of whoop-ass if need be, (and with Barry O as his adversary, wouldn’t that be constantly?), who better than Fred?
But something tells me that’s a pipe dream.
It’s gonna be Mitt.
Just An Aside:
I had to search far and wide to find a semi goofy looking picture of Mitt. The man doesn’t take too many bad pictures.
He’s got that going for him.