This man is incredible:
Democrats are increasingly bailing on their previously held view that the
troop surge in Iraq has been a “failure,” but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
isn’t ready to jump on the bandwagon with other Democrats who say the surge has
The Senate re-opened for business on Monday after a two-week Thanksgiving
break, during which key Democrats traveled to Iraq and declared that the surge
is working, at least from a security and military perspective. Rep. John Murtha
(D-Pa.), one the top war critics, stunned fellow Democrats late last week with
his statement that “the surge is working,” even though he added that political
reconciliation has been lagging. Murtha’s view was backed by Rep. Norm Dicks
(D-Wash.), who also said the surge worked after he returned from Iraq.
But Reid, in a Monday press conference, ceded no ground.
“The surge hasn’t accomplished its goals,” Reid said. “Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ We’re involved,
still, in an intractable civil war.”
At least he’s consistent. Here’s video of Harry saying he would never believe any good news coming out of Iraq, and he made good on his word.
What a jackass.