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June 15, 2007

Reid Attacks Petraeus... Again

Because, of course, he knows better:

Sen. Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) charged that Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who took command in Iraq four months ago, "isn't in touch with what's going on in Baghdad." He also indicated that he thinks Petraeus has not been sufficiently open in his testimony to Congress. Noting that Petraeus, who is now on his third tour of duty in Iraq, oversaw the training of Iraqi troops during his second stint there, Reid said: "He told us it was going great; as we've looked back, it didn't go so well."

Bill at INDCJournal (who has been to Iraq), had this to say:

Harry Reid considers himself more "in touch with what's going on in Baghdad" than Petraeus? Beyond the mindblowing, bizarro hubris of such an assertion, this comment is made sinister or incompetent by the fact that Reid misrepresents the meaning of Petraus's comments:

Go to Ardalino's site for the detailed takedown.

Harry Reid, is once again willing to question General Petraeus' honesty because what Petraeus says he is seeing on the groundóin Baghdad, where he isódoesn't match up with what Reid wants to assert, namely, that the "war is lost" and that the "surge has failed."

Reid has staked out his position, and won't back down from it. Some might call that "integrity."

I'd call it "blatant dishonesty," as the last contingent of soldiers arrive for the surge just today.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 15, 2007 10:03 AM
Comments

Questions:

Are the lives of combat soldiers merely political grist for the elitist power mill?

Is it unreasonable to suggest that reid be impeached on the grounds of sedition, or malfeasance? Is there any legal probabitly of this happening (inspite of a castrated congress)??

Posted by: locomotivebreath1901 at June 15, 2007 11:21 AM

Our ancestors were much better at handling this. They would simply "call out" the offending party. I have a visual image of Reid standing in an oak grove with a 50 caliber, single shot weapon aimed at his head while he quakes and tries to pull his similar weapon into position.

The result would satisfy everyones honor and extablish the truth.

Posted by: David Caskey,MD at June 15, 2007 01:19 PM
Are the lives of combat soldiers merely political grist for the elitist power mill?

There are a few problems with your question. First: "elitist?" Are you telling me that there is anyone from a more elite stratum of society than the President? In the context of your question, the word has no meaning. There are other words you could insert there, but "elitist" doesn't cut it if you're trying to play the "elitist" side against--what's the opposite?--the "populist" side, and you're counting Mr. Bush among the populists.

Second: the Left asks much the same question, phrased instead as, "Are the lives of combat soldiers merely political grist for the conservative power mill?"

Posted by: Doc Washboard at June 15, 2007 02:06 PM

When is someone going to bitch slap Reid ?

Posted by: 1sttofight at June 15, 2007 02:25 PM

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Posted by: Project Vote Smart at June 15, 2007 03:16 PM

I was with Harry Reid when he personally put down the Shining Path and captured Carlos the Jackal armed with only a tooth pick.

Harry knows his stuff.

Posted by: Ted Kennedy at June 15, 2007 04:13 PM

Reid and his types need to feel the political branch creak....

Remember this, come election time.

Posted by: LisaV (aka "Talismen - Lady Crusader against jihad") at June 15, 2007 04:40 PM

Funny thing is he said this on a conference call with far-left bloggers. Harry Reid has no soul whatsoever. The man disgusts me.

Posted by: jbiccum at June 16, 2007 03:22 PM

I have a visual image of Reid standing in an oak grove with a 50 caliber, single shot weapon aimed at his head

When is someone going to bitch slap Reid ?

YES!!!

Posted by: Karl at June 16, 2007 10:25 PM

Doc Wishbone:::Are you telling me that there is anyone from a more elite stratum of society than the President?

W was BORN with the silver spoon,,, BUT

FIGHTER PILOT, RANCHER, BASEBALL

while your ted kennedy sips CHAMPAIN and CAVIAR W runs a CHAINSAW

and you say W is the elite yours is a TWISTED WORLD

Posted by: Karl at June 16, 2007 10:37 PM

"W was BORN with the silver spoon,,, BUT

FIGHTER PILOT, RANCHER, BASEBALL

while your ted kennedy sips CHAMPAIN and CAVIAR W runs a CHAINSAW

and you say W is the elite yours is a TWISTED WORLD"

Oh, that's just hilarious! Honestly, priceless.

You buy that BS?

Posted by: Rafar at June 17, 2007 05:40 PM

"W was BORN with the silver spoon,,, BUT
FIGHTER PILOT, RANCHER, BASEBALL"

Yes and what a brave fighter pilot he was, wasn't he? When he wasn't out banging secretaries stateside during the war, that is...
And you can't deny his authenticity as a rancher, always clearing that brush for the cameras. Wow, he used a chainsaw. Doesn't get any more authentic than that.
As for baseball, this is the genius who traded Sammy Sosa away for Harold Baines... Nuff said on that.

Posted by: Arbotreeist at June 18, 2007 12:45 AM