Not to be outdone by the idiocy of Schumer, now Harry Reid wants to display his utter ignorance. Here is a section of the just released NIE:
We assess that al-Qa’ida will continue to enhance its capabilities to attack the Homeland through greater cooperation with regional terrorist groups. Of note, we assess that al-Qa’ida will probably seek to leverage the contacts and capabilities of al-Qa’ida in Iraq (AQI), its most visible and capable affiliate and the only one known to have expressed a desire to attack the Homeland. In addition, we assess that its association with AQI helps al-Qa’ida to energize the broader Sunni extremist community, raise resources, and to recruit and indoctrinate operatives, including for Homeland attacks.
Which means….drum roll please……that al-Qaeda will most likely join with al-Qaeda in Iraq and attack the United States. Really not too hard to figure that one out huh?
But here is Reid’s and his fellow Democrats response:
Mr. Reid said the report underlines the urgent need to change course in Iraq, an argument also made by Representative Ike Skelton, the Missouri Democrat who heads the House Armed Services Committee. “We must responsibly redeploy our troops out of Iraq,” Mr. Skelton said in an interview with The Associated Press. “This will allow us to concentrate our efforts on Afghanistan and the Al Qaeda terrorists who attacked us on 9/11.”
So instead of sticking with a strategy that is working in Iraq in which we are killing and capturing record numbers of al-Qaeda in Iraq, the same guys who, as the NIE noted, are or will join up with al-Qaeda to attack the homeland, we should instead just run from the fight.
Now THAT is a strategy.