I’ve made no secret of my contempt for Senator Harry Reid (D-Dimwit), and today is the second anniversary of the major reason why I think he’s a fool and a disgrace to the United States Senate and the State of Nevada. It was two years ago today that the Majority Leader of the Senate declared on national television that we had lost the war with al Qaeda in Iraq and that we should leave — in other words surrender. I could go on, but I’ll let Senator Reid speak for himself. Tito’s queued up the video — roll’em!
Remember the context: in late 2006, the war was going badly. The Rumsfeld-Casey-Abizaid strategy was not working. The American public had punished the Republicans by giving control of the legislature to the Democrats, a strong message that they wanted a change in strategy. The president, in his role as commander-in-chief, had formulated a new strategy in an effort to win the war. That was what became known as "the surge," and it succeeded beyond almost anyone’s expectations — and as Majority Leader Harry Reid would have known what was being planned. He should have been lending his support in the pursuit of victory.
Instead he went before the world and, before the plan had even been tested and knowing this would reach our forces in the field —and our enemies— declared the war lost and that we should "git while the gittin’s good." Imagine if, in the lead-up to D-Day, the leader of the Republicans had said there was no hope of defeating Germany and that we should cut a deal with Hitler. "Betrayal" would have been too kind a word. "Aiding and abetting the enemy" would be an accurate description.
But there’s Harry Reid, a Senator of the United States and the leader of the majority in that chamber, doing the same damned thing.
Let me make this as plain as I can: Harry Reid is a petty, stupid, and wretched little man who puts his party’s electoral fortunes ahead of the interests of his nation. He shames the Senate every time he passes through its doors. Senator Reid is up for reelection in 2010: let’s hope the people of Nevada give this Copperhead the bum’s rush he deserves.
Happy anniversary, Harry.
LINKS: Hot Air.