What a MORON and disingenuous/dishonest piece of doo-doo Reid is...
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Senate Democrats confirm Petraeus unanimously, Jan 2007
"Listen to the generals." - Sen. Harry Reid, Jan 19, 2007
"Just listen to the generals." - Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Feb 27, 2007
"If the President won't listen to generals, he won't listen to the
American people, who have spoken for a new direction, then perhaps he
will listen to us, Congress, when we send him a supplemental bill that
acknowledges reality in Iraq." - Sen. Harry Reid, Mar 26, 2007
"The Pentagon first approached Armed Services Committee aides to set
up a briefing [with General Petraeus], but panel aides said they were
"too busy" to schedule a meeting next week, the administration
official said. A second attempt to set up a briefing with the
Speaker's office was likewise declined." - Roll Call, Apr 18, 2007
"Initially, some Democrats rejected the offer to meet with General
Petraeus, but said they changed their minds to avoid being cast as
unwilling to compromise." - NYTimes, Apr 19, 2007
"Pelosi wont attend Patraeus Briefing" Apr 24, 2007
and all of the following in the same interview on Apr 23, 2007:
[On why he said "the war is lost"]
REID: General Petraeus has said that only 20 percent of the war can be
won militarily. He's the man on the ground there now. He said 80
percent of the war has to be won diplomatically, economically and
politically. I agree with General Petraeus.
Now, that is clear and I certainly believe that.
BASH: But, sir, General Petraeus has not said the war is lost.
REID: General -- General Petraeus has said the war cannot be won
militarily. He said that. And President Bush is doing nothing
economically. He is doing nothing diplomatically. He is not doing even
the minimal requested by the Iraq Study Group.
So I -- I stick with General Petraeus. I have no doubt that the war
cannot be won militarily, and that's what I said last Thursday and I
stick with that.
[on how saying "the war is lost" could effect our troops]
REID: General Petraeus has told them that.
BASH: How has he said that?
REID: He said the war can't be won militarily. He said that. I mean he
said it. He's the commander on the ground there.
BASH: But, sir, there's a difference...
REID: Are they critical of him?
BASH: ... between that and saying the war is lost, don't you think?
REID: Well, I -- as I said, maybe it's a choice of words. I mean
General Petraeus has said the war cannot be won militarily. Doesn't
every soldier going there know that he's said that? I think so.
[on whether he will believe Petraeus if he tells him there is progress in
REID: No, I don't believe him, because it's not happening. All you
have to do is look at the facts.