To this day, Reid's Democrats have never explained how a near-immediate, telegraphed withdrawal would have the remotest chance of serving America's national interests and security. They've never explained how any of their misguided policies would do so.
Maybe that's one reason why, despite the manifest unpopularity of the war, Harry Reid and his cohorts enjoy lower approval ratings than the president. Though the public is understandably unsatisfied with the mostly media-driven perception that we have made no progress and done nothing constructive in Iraq, it has to know that Reid and company offer no sane alternatives and plenty of irrational and destructive ones. It's as if Reid is on a mission to reach new depths in his approval ratings. One sure-fire way he can succeed is to continue cheerleading for our enemy.
Just this week, Reid called outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace "incompetent," though he recently voted to confirm him. And in their letter to President Bush, Reid and Pelosi declared our ongoing troop surge in Iraq a failure.
Though U.S. Commander in Iraq David Petraeus and President Bush have repeatedly said the surge would take time to yield results, Reid and Pelosi insist on wearing their partisan hats in lieu of their American ones as they refuse to give the surge time, and our commanders and soldiers the benefit of the doubt -- and their support.
"As many had foreseen, the escalation has failed to produce the intended results," wrote Reid and Pelosi.
Now that's debatable, not to mention an irresponsibly premature assessment.
But "as many had foreseen," Reid and Pelosi continue to undermine the United States of America and make Osama bin Laden proud.
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