Harry Reid is stupid. There, an ad hominem attack from me, something I didn't think I would do. However, this could actually be a compliment, because the other option, that Harry Reid is a traitor that cares nothing for the brave men and women who wear the uniform, is much worse. He told us the war was lost, and I blogged it, then Senator Leiberman responded with: No it's not, give the troops some time. Now Mr. Reid comes back with this, and I have to pull the quote, it is so insane, so obviously hypocritical, so, well stupid.
"The longer we continue down the President's path," the majority leader told colleagues in a Senate floor speech, "the further we will be from success."
He also pointed out that Democrats generally agree with him.
"In an effort to shift attention from this Administration's failed polities – and I say that in the plural – the President and his allies have repeatedly questioned whether I and my fellow Democrats support our troops," the majority leader told fellow senators. "No one wants us to succeed in Iraq more than the Democrats. We've proven that time and time again since this war started more than four years ago. We take a back seat to no one in supporting our troops, and we will never abandon our troops in a time of war."
So, in sentence one, Reid calls the troops losers, than goes on to swear he supports them. Well, he also wants funding cut, he wants us to surrender. Another quote from an article:
"Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada is joining Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, in sponsoring a new Iraq bill that would end the majority of Iraq war funding after March 31, 2008, the day Senate Democrats originally proposed pulling troops out of the war-ravaged nation."
C'mon Mr. Reid, let the military do their thing, let the President do his job, which is to over-see the military. It is not the job of Congress, if it were supposed to be, it would be mentioned in Article I of the Constitution, not Article II, which grants the President the title of Commander in Chief. Holding the purse strings does not equal authority, and it is further proof that the Government should NEVER try to run anything, they should go back to abiding by the Constitution.