In March of 2006, Harry Reid supported the troops by calling the Commander-in-Chief “dangerously incompetent.”
Now earlier this week, the Senate Majority “Leader” continued his support of the troops by labeling as “incompetent” both Joint Chiefs Chairman Peter Pace and Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq.
First of all, in the dictionary under “incompetence” it shows a photo of Harry Reid.
Second, how exactly do the Democrats support the troops again? They tell me they do all the time, but their actions are the exact opposite.
UPDATE (from GPW): Reader Peter Hughes e-mails me a link to Dean Barnett’s piece detailing the many accomplishments of the general Reid labels as “incompetent.” What is it about this man that he must attack our military leaders? Is it just that he wishes to win accolades from the far left?
While many on the left (and some on the right) have faulted the president for not listening to the generals on the ground in Iraq, Reid blasts them as incompetents — and without waiting to hear from those generals, joins House Speaker Pelosi in telling the president the surge has failed. Two Washington hacks, neither of whom has any military experience, posturing as if they knew better than our military leaders. Amazing!
UP-UPDATE (again from GPW): It seems Harry Reid sees it as his task the president for the sake of opposing him. His own approval ratings have plummeted to 19%, barely half that of the president’s (which the left uses to mock him). So, as Reid wins their accolades, will they note that their hero in the legislature is far less popular than their enemy in the executive?
I guess approval ratings don’t matter when you’re loved on the left.
Writing about Harry Reid’s obstruction, George Will comments: “Democrats who control this floundering and roundly disapproved Congress are paying a painful price for the pleasure of defeating everything that could be construed as in any way an achievement by the president.”
Sometimes it seems that Harry Reid is a gift to the GOP. For the more he obstructs, the more people will see that his party is not interested in governing, but in opposition. And when people realize next year that an unpopular GOP president (though twice as popular as the Democratic Senate leader) is not on the ballot, they’ll wonder what the Democrats have to offer. For now they are casting themselves as the opponents to President Bush. But, next fall, my party will be putting up someone to govern when his term expires.