Did MoveOn Overplay Its Hand? Reid Baaacks Away.

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Sep 10, 2007 2:24 PM
It's been the talk of the day, and I can't imagine that it warms the average American's heart-- even if he does have reservations about the war-- to hear a top general who's clearly competent be trashed by the Democratic Party's anti-war movement surrogates.

Reid's baaaaacking away, after several Republicans called for him to do so (CNN):
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed frustration Monday with a new print ad attacking Gen. David Petraeus that is being paid for by a liberal advocacy organization on the same day the general is providing testimony before Congress on the situation in Iraq.
 
When asked early this morning if this was the right message for his party to send, the Nevada Democrat curtly answered “No.”
 
In a separate conversation, a senior Democratic leadership aide called the ad an “unnecessary distraction” and said Democrats are prepared to focus on “Petraeus executing a mismanaged mission.”