Friday, August 31, 2007

Harry Reid: Now He'll Compromise With Senate Republicans on Iraq

Another antiwar Democrat has looked at the polls and decided to `nuance' his position.

Senator Harry Reid just admitted, to all intents and purposes, that 'the surrender is lost'.

The WAPO article does its best to spin this, titling the article `Reid Opens Door to Pact With Antiwar Republicans', and making numerous excuses for the senators' change of direction, but it's obvious that Reid is trying to carve himself some wiggle room.

"I don't think we have to think that our way is the only way," Reid said, talking about his push for a specific date of troop withdrawals. "I'm not saying, 'Republicans, do what we want to do.' Just give me something that you think you would like to do, that accomplishes some or all of what I want to do."

I was particularly moved by the senators' account of visiting one of our wounded warriors at Walter Reid...particularly in view of the fact that Code Pink, one of his party's biggest supporters gave over half a million dollars to our enemies, and Code Pink and MoveOn organized regular `demonstrations' at Walter Reed specifically targeted to taunt our wounded men and women there.

Of course,I wouldn't expect the WAPO to bring up such an embarrassing factoid.

One more time, the usual clarification: As regular members of Joshua's Army know, I have serious problems with our rationale for invading Iraq in the first place and with the way the war has been mismanaged by the administration, but I'm also astute enough to realize that legislating a victory for our enemies as Senator Reid and his friends tried to do is harmful to our war effort..,and dangerous, in ways Senator Reid and those like him could obviously not give a rip about, so long as they win the White House in November.

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