Harry Reid Comes Clean- Announces Dem's Cut and Run Plan

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    Senator Harry Reid came clean today.
    No, not about his Vegas real estate ventures... about Iraq.

    After saying that he supported increasing troops in Iraq on Sunday:


    The Senate’s top Democrat, Harry Reid, offered qualified support Sunday for a plan to increase U.S. troops in Iraq, saying it would be acceptable as part of a broader strategy to bring combat forces home by 2008.

    By Tuesday night Harry has changed his mind and is now calling for complete withdrawal- The Levin-Reed Cut and Run Plan
    And, he announces the democrat's plan on none other than the loony Huffington Post...

    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/


    The Clock is Ticking, Mr. President (29 comments )


    Frankly, I don't believe that more troops is the answer for Iraq. It's a civil war and America should not be policing a Sunni-Shia conflict. In addition, we don't have the additional forces to put in there. We obviously want to support what commanders in the field say they need, but apparently even the Joint Chiefs do not support increased combat forces for Baghdad. My position on Iraq is simple:

    1. I believe we should start redeploying troops in 4 to 6 months (The Levin-Reed Plan) and complete the withdrawal of combat forces by the first quarter of 2008. (As laid out by the Iraq Study Group)

    2. The President must understand that there can only be a political solution in Iraq, and he must end our nation's open-ended military commitment to that country.

    3. These priorities need to be coupled with a renewed diplomatic effort and regional strategy.

    I do not support an escalation of the conflict. I support finding a way to bring our troops home and would look at any plan that gave a roadmap to this goal.

    It's been two weeks since the Iraq Study Group released its plan to change the course and bring our troops home. Since then, the President has been on a fact finding tour of his own administration -- apparently ignoring the facts presented by those in the military who know best. The President needs to put forth a plan as soon as possible, one that reflects the reality on the ground in Iraq and that withdraws our troops from the middle of this deadly civil war.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sen-harry-reid/the-clock-is-ticking-mr_b_36752.html

    Heres one comment from huffys post...
    Thank you, Arianna, for your editorial, and for the progressive response to Senator Reid's statement in support of a troop increase, even if only short-term for "withdrawl". (Sounds like "destroying the village in order to save it").

    It appears that Senator Reid has heard the voices of progressives everywhere, and the overwhelmingly anti-Iraq War American people who gave him the majority that allowed him to become "majority" leader in the first place. There will be no "moving to the right" or triangulating against the base. The failed strategy of the Democratic "Leadership" (guffaw) Council will no longer be acceptable to Democrats everywhere.

    I'm glad Senator Reid took the opportunity to "clarify" his position.

    In fairness, the Democrats in Congress have behaved with such cowardice towards Bush for so long and have been making DLC-encouraged reflexive moves to the right for so long, it will probably take some time for many of them to get comfortable with being courageous and standing up for what they believe in again, and not worrying about what Fox "News" Channel thinks about it.

    This gives you a clue as to what these Democrats stand for....

    Nothing...
     
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    Taking a principled stance and changing ones mind on the basis of the reality on the ground in Iraq and the facts of the situation is not a sin.

    Failing to change one's stance, regardless of the reality on the ground in Iraq and the facts at hand, is worse than a sin. It is not "standing one's ground" especially when the "ground' has been washed out from under one's feet. It is not just stubbornness or intransigence...It is pathological.
     
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    If we’ve learned anything from the annual jingo-rama known as “Veteran’s Day”, it’s that Americans are too quick to bestow "hero" status upon any uneducated moron who puts on a uniform and fights for his country. Anybody can pick up a gun and shoot someone, but true heroism comes from having the raw courage to sell out your fellow soldiers as well as the American People in order to obtain the power necessary to help them – whether they like it or not. A few such heroic individuals come to mind: Scott Ritter, Janis Karpinski, John Kerry, Benedict Arnold, and Rep. John “Jack” Murtha.

    Dems want a Phased Redeployment of all U.S. forces. NOT a "retreat" – but a phased redeployment, godammit! A PHASED REDPLOYMENT!! To “retreat” is to flee the battlefield with one’s tail tucked between his legs. “Phased Redeployment”, on the other hand, is simply taking your ball and going to Okinawa, where the REAL terrorists are. That’s the Marine Corp spirit that Jack Murtha personifies, as well as Secretary of Defense under President Hillary if Cindy Sheehan should ever be unable to fulfill her duties. .


    http://blamebush.typepad.com/blamebush/2006/11/the_swiftboatin.html
     
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    Now, THAT is telling it like it is, and for those not following along, we're talking about the REAL world.

    Great post reds states rule!:eusa_clap:
     

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