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Reid calls General Petraeus a liar

Watch the video of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid proclaiming Iraq a lost cause, and directly calling General Petraeus a liar for saying progress is being made, courtesy of Allahpundit at HotAir:

I included a bit at the beginning of the clip to show how absurd are the Clintonian semantics he's resorted to in order to spin his recent declaration of defeat. Petraeus doesn't believe, as Reid apparently does, that "the war is lost"; he believes that military force alone can't win it at this point. Reid says he doesn't grasp the distinction, but of course he does -- he's just worried about losing some of those extra Senate seats he expects to pick up from an American defeat. All other consequences be damned.

Read the whole post and view the video at the above link.

Harry Reid was decrying timetables and "defunding" as recently as December, and voted to confirm General Petraeus. Now he does a complete turnabout on both, and calls the General a liar (bet he wouldn't do that to the General's face outside).

Watch the video, though, especially at the end. Notice when he mentions the "two dozen" people killed by terrorist attack in Kurdish territory - he can't suppress his smug little smile! And then declares the war lost again . . .

Positively repugnant. A disgrace not only to the Congress and the nation, but to humanity itself.


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Comments (13)

Harry said we need to look ... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Harry said we need to look at the facts to know the truth, and the facts say the general is not telling the truth. Which facts is hairy talking about. The ones he makes up, the ones from the accurate media like CNN and AP? Or is it the shit that he pulls out of the atmosphere? If Democrats want to hold on to the majority in either house, they need to shed themselves of their current leaders as they cannot lead.

Harry Reid was decrying ... (Below threshold)

Harry Reid was decrying timetables and "defunding" as recently as December

That is not true.

<a href="http://frankwarner... (Below threshold)
Steve JDo you hone... (Below threshold)

Steve J

Do you honestly want to look that foolish?

Maybe you forgot. (yeah riiiight!!)

Last November:

"We're not going to do anything to limit funding or cut off funds," says Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Feb. '07:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday he will try to cut off funding for the Iraq war if President Bush rejects Congress' proposal to set a deadline for ending combat.

As they say, read the rest.

And then, a fine display of the consummate liar:

It was Harry Reid who said "As far as setting a timeline, as we learned in the Balkans, that`s not a wise decision, because it only empowers those who don`t want us there. It doesn`t work well to do that."

Wanna apologise Steve J? Or will you skedaddle from the thread like most of your type?

Harry Greed..? Who's He?</p... (Below threshold)

Harry Greed..? Who's He?

Ohh yeah? That piece of shit!

Dusty Harry is way off in t... (Below threshold)

Dusty Harry is way off in the blue and approaching total insanity. Told ya BDS would progress fast. Dusty is now a danger to himself and definetly others, known as American soldiers. Is he the next Cho?

Harry Reid should be tried ... (Below threshold)

Harry Reid should be tried for Treason, found guilty, stripped of his citizenship and then banished to live in the muslim suburbs of Paris, France.

The smarmy talking point th... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

The smarmy talking point the leftist tried recently involved the statement "you're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts".

It appears now that Reid believes he's entitled to no only his opinon, but other's opinions as well.

What would General P... (Below threshold)

What would General Petraeus know about the war he is overseeing anyway? Senator Reid watches CNN!

There's a reason his name i... (Below threshold)

There's a reason his name is Reid and not Rod.

"The esteemed Senator Osama... (Below threshold)
Ted Kennedy:

"The esteemed Senator Osama...(hic) Obama...I mean Reid doesn't..speak for (belch) the communists, ...I mean democrats,..uuuuhh I mean FOR the democrats about...(pssst honey, can you refill my gin and tonic and I'll be glad to give you a ride home later) the war. Ho Chi Minh is a reasonable (hic guy) and.....oh shit, wrong war. slurp, gulp gulp"

Man, Reid and Pelosi really... (Below threshold)

Man, Reid and Pelosi really scare the hell outta us. They are some bad mother--shut your mouths!

The Ghost of Saddam
The Ghost of Zarqawi
Everyone else in AQ, Hammas and Hisbollah

That mugwump of Democrats r... (Below threshold)

That mugwump of Democrats representing Nevada should keep his ignorant rants to himself. I saw him on the tube gleefully announcing with his 'possum' and 'sickening grin', "This war is going to win us some Senate seats and the White House". This is all the old goat wants is power!

He is the top dog of the Democrats and they have an equally power hungry Speaker who have all the power any political party needs, yet they do not know what to do with it.

It continues to astound me this political Democrat hack cares only about winning the next election and not one whit about the American people and especially the military warriors and their families. Reid will cost the Democrats dearly in 2008. Below are a few lines from one of history's great Senators speaking to Reid and his ilk:

"A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious, but it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is formidable, for he is known and carries his banners openly against the city, but the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through the alley and heard in the very halls of government itself. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist."

Semper Fi,
Levi (LevisAct)
1stSgt of Marines (RET)






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