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December 4, 2007
Harry "The War is Lost" Reid Opines on the Surge
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), who said last February (before most of the troops deplayed as part of the surge were in place) that the policy was a "failure", has now once again offered his penetrating analysis and keen military assessment on the current state of Iraq:
"The surge hasn't accomplished its goals," Reid said. "... We're involved, still, in an intractable civil war.""Intractable" civil war? That would suggest that sectarian violence remains undiminished and our strategy has not resulted in any downturn in the number of Iraqi casualties as a result of this violence. You must forgive Senator Reid. He has been hibernating in his office for a few months and has not heard the news; the violence is down all over Iraq and sectarian killings have been cut 40%.
It makes one begin to wonder just what planet some of these Democrats live on. It must be a long commute because they always seem to be about a month behind the curve. First, during the Petreaus hearings they insisted the general was "cooking the books" on casualties despite independent reports to the contrary. And now this ostrich-like pronouncement on the "failure" of our new strategy.
Somebody send Harry a copy of the New York Times quick. While the Times is only slightly ahead of Harry in its concept of current events, at least they can fill him in on what's being going on these last few months in Iraq.