The Weekly Standard has a full accounting of the charge of “incompetence” by Senate “Leader” Harry Reid against Generals Pace and Petraeus.
Fortunately, Bob Geiger has produced what he claims is a verbatim quote of the senator’s original remarks:
“I guess the president, uh, he’s gotten rid of Pace because he could not get him confirmed here in the Senate… Pace is also a yes-man for the president and I told him to his face, I laid it out to him last time he came to see me, I told him what an incompetent man I thought he was.”
So, now it turns out that Reid did, in fact, call Pace “incompetent,” despite the denials of all the bloggers linked above, and Reid’s own non-denial denial. Not only that, Reid claimed that he called Pace a “yes-man” and “incompetent” to his face. He claimed he questioned the man’s competence AND his integrity. He might as well have slapped him across the face with a white glove! How could none of these bloggers have thought such a claim newsworthy? So which is worse: the unbelievably small chance that Reid did actually say those things to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, or that he lied about doing so in a pander to lefty bloggers.
The lefty bloggers, for their part, have shown themselves to be totally inept. They failed to report the comments, then they denied Reid ever made them while making their own unsubstantiated allegations, and now they defend the comments as irrelevant–and without even the slightest doubt as to their validity. Which is worse?
Indeed, which is worse? The lefty bloggers have no sense of what is right, good or honest anymore. They hound an 18-year old mercilessly about his sexual preference…. but stage a blogosphere-wide cover-up to protect their inept Senate Democrat “Leader” Harry Reid. How Taliban-esque.
Oh, and Ian…. you’ll have to take off your Veil of Reid Apologism now.