Statements like these were proven to have added 3,000 US troop deaths and $600 billion in treasure..all for pure political gain- ahead of lives, country but pure political gain! Proof? Check out the study ... THE "EMBOLDENMENT EFFECT" STUDY ABSTRACT Are insurgents affected by information on US casualty sensitivity? Using data on attacks and variation in access to international news across Iraqi provinces, we identify an emboldenment effect by comparing the rate of insurgent attacks in areas with higher and lower access to information about U.S news after public statements critical of the war. We find in periods after a spike in war-critical statements, insurgent attacks increases by 5-10 percent. The results suggest that insurgent groups respond rationally to expected probability of US withdrawal. The study showed when politically motivated statements like these: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid(D) "War is lost", U.S. Rep. Murtha(D) "Our troops killed innocent civilians in cold blood, Senator Kerry(D) "American soldiers going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children." Senator Obama(D) .."troops are air-raiding villages and killing civilians," So for those of you that justify these traitors comments by " oh they have a right under the Consititution" or "they are telling the truth".. I want you to look into the eyes of a mother that lost her child because a terrorists HEARD/READ that the "war is lost" or "soldiers are terrorists".. and said SEE these US leaders agree.. WE terrorists are totally justified to blow up kids packed with bombs as this woman's son hands out candy! You tell that wife her husband deserved to die because a Democrat wanted power ahead of her husband???