Harry Reid or as his friends call him, Harry Khalil Mohammed Khalid Ibrahimi el-Gamel-fokker Mousaka Moustafa al-Reid, has been trying very hard to get us to retreat before the surge in Iraq has a chance of success.
More importantly, we must be able to show the world that we will never honor our commitments and that when the going gets tough, the US quits. It is important for all our enemies worldwide to know one thing: "The US is weak, cowardly, and will run away whenever confronted with minor disappointments." God forbid that the insurgency actually gets completely put down shortly before the November 2008 election, it would be the death of the defeatocrats in Congress, in the Senate, and the Presidential election.
In addition, the following report had to be devastating as well:
Top U.S. general cheered by ‘sea change’ in parts of Iraq
RAMADI, Iraq - Upbeat on what could be his final visit to Iraq before retiring, the top U.S. general said Tuesday that parts of Iraq are undergoing a "sea change" in improved security.
"What I’m hearing right now is a sea change that’s taken place in many places here, that it’s no longer a matter of pushing al-Qaeda out of Ramadi, for example, but rather, now that they have been pushed out, helping the local police and local army have a chance to get their feet on the ground,” he said.
Senate blocks Iraq troop-withdrawal measure
Following a rare, all-night session, Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked further consideration of an amendment that would have required President Bush to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq within 120 days.
The Senate voted 52-47 to end debate on the amendment to the defense authorization bill, falling short of the 60-vote supermajority needed to clear the way for a vote on final passage. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., switched his vote to "no" before the final gavel, a parliamentary move that would allow him to bring the measure back to the floor at a later date.
Democrats said the measure, sponsored by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., would require the administration to bow to public dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq, while allowing the military to rebuild.