DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

77 posts / 0 new
Last post
Anonymous
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

[b]"War in Iraq lost": US Democrat leader [/b]

Apr 19 01:50 PM US

The war in Iraq "is lost" and a US troop surge is failing to bring peace to the country, the leader of the Democratic majority in the US Congress, Harry Reid, said Thursday.

"I believe ... that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week," Reid said, on the same day US President George W. Bush was giving a speech at an Ohio town hall meeting defending the war on terror.

[url=http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=070419174958.d2ni8f1d&show_artic... OVER PLAY DEMOCRAT[/url]

eagleisland
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 11 months ago
Joined: 04/30/2005 - 12:01am
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

Thanks, Paul - was just about to post that.

Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic. And to think I'm helping to pay this scumbag's salary.

Anonymous
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

[size=24]He wants an Impeachment he will get one![/size]

Anonymous
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

Any liberals care to chime in with support of your Mormon elected leader?

charlie neville
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: 10/17/2005 - 6:31am
It was lost from the get, go...

given the lies told to justify it.

charlie

Anonymous
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

You mean the ones for Bill & Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, United Nations...? What statements were lies?

Pat
Offline
Last seen: 10 years 8 months ago
Joined: 04/06/2007 - 7:03pm
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on
charlie neville
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: 10/17/2005 - 6:31am
Thank you, Pat...

most Americans are aware of the lies. The Paul Mattson's of the world can't see the trees for the forest Bush has planted to obscure same.

So it goes!

charlie

Joe Redneck
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 11 months ago
Joined: 01/11/2001 - 1:01am
LONG READ TO MAKE A POINT

Can we execute traitors during a time of war???

Charlie ever read these??

America, Wake Up!

by
Captain Dan Ouimette

U.S. Navy Capt. Dan Ouimette is the Executive Officer of NAS Pensacola. Here is a copy of the speech he gave -- a wonderful and accurate account of why we are in trouble today.

America, wake up! That's what we think we heard on the 11th of September 2001 and maybe it was, but I think it should have been "Get Out of Bed!" In fact, I think the alarm clock has been buzzing since 1979 and we have continued to hit the snooze button and roll over for a few more minutes of peaceful sleep since then.

It was a cool fall day in November 1979 in a country going through a religious and political upheaval when a group of Iranian students attacked and seized the American Embassy in Tehran. This seizure was an outright attack on American soil; it was an attack that held the world's most powerful country hostage and paralyzed a Presidency. The attack on this sovereign US embassy set the stage for the events to follow for the next 23 years.

America was still reeling from the aftermath of the Viet Nam experience and had a serious threat from the Soviet Union when then President Carter had to do something. He chose to conduct a clandestine raid in the desert. The ill-fated mission ended in ruin, but stood as a symbol of America's inability to deal with terrorism. America's military had been decimated and downsized / right sized since the end of the Viet Nam war. A poorly trained, poorly equipped and poorly organized military was called on to execute a complex mission doomed from the start.

Shortly after the Tehran experience, Americans began to be kidnapped and killed throughout the Middle East. America could do little to protect her citizens living and working abroad. The attacks against US soil continued. In April of 1983 a large vehicle packed with high explosives was driven into the US Embassy compound in Beirut. When it explodes, it kills 63 people. The alarm went off again and America hit the Snooze Button once more.

Then just six short months later a large truck heavily laden down with over 2500 pounds of TNT smashed through the main gate of the US Marine Corps headquarters in Beirut. 241 US servicemen are killed. America mourns her dead and hit the Snooze Button once more.

Two months later in December 1983, another truck loaded with explosives is driven into the US Embassy in Kuwait, and America continues her slumber. The following year, in September 1984, another van was driven into the gates of the US Embassy in Beirut and America slept.

Soon the terrorism spreads to Europe. In April 1985 a bomb explodes in a restaurant frequented by US soldiers in Madrid. Then in August a Volkswagen loaded with explosives is driven into the main gate of the US Air Force Base at Rhein-Main, 22 are killed and the Snooze Alarm is buzzing louder and louder as US soil is continually attacked. Fifty-nine days later a cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, is hijacked and we watched as an American in a wheelchair is singled out of the passenger list and executed.

The terrorists then shift their tactics to bombing civilian airliners when they bomb TWA Flight 840 in April of 1986 that killed 4 and the most tragic bombing, Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, killing 259.

America wants to treat these terrorist acts as crimes; in fact we are still trying to bring these people to trial. These are acts of war -- the Wake Up alarm is louder.

The terrorists decide to bring the fight to America. In January 1993, two CIA agents are shot and killed as they enter CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. The following month, February 1993, a group of terrorists are arrested after a rented van packed with explosives is driven into the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people are killed and over 1000 are injured. Still this is a crime, not an act of war? The Snooze alarm is depressed again.

Then in November 1995 a car bomb explodes at a US military complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia killing seven service men and women. A few months later in June of 1996, another truck bomb explodes only 35 yards from the US military compound in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. It destroys the Khobar Towers, a US Air Force barracks, killing 19 and injuring over 500. The terrorists are getting braver and smarter as they see that America does not respond decisively. They move to coordinate their attacks in a simultaneous attack on two US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. These attacks were planned with precision, they kill 224. America responds with cruise missile attacks and goes back to sleep.

The USS Cole was docked in the port of Aden, Yemen for refueling on 12 October 2000, when a small craft pulled along side the ship and exploded killing 17 US Navy Sailors. Attacking a US War Ship is an act of war, but we sent the FBI to inspect the crime and went back to sleep.

And of course, you know the events of 11 September 2001. Most Americans think this was the first attack against US soil or in America. How wrong they are. America has been under a constant attack since 1979 and we chose to hit the snooze alarm and roll over and go back to sleep. In the news lately we have seen lots of finger pointing from every high official in government over what they knew and what they didn't know. But if you've read the papers and paid a little attention, I think you can see exactly what they knew. You don't have to be in the FBI or CIA or on the National Security Council to see the pattern that has been developing since 1979.

The President is right on when he says we are engaged in a war. I think we have been in a war for the past 23 years and it will continue until we as a people decide enough is enough.
OR THESE???

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line."
President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998.

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998.

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998.

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998.

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998.

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999.

"There is no doubt that . Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
Letter to President Bush, Signed by Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL,) and others, Dec, 5, 2001.

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them."
Sen. Carl Levin (d, MI), Sept. 19, 2002.

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seing and developing weapons of mass destruction."
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002.

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002.

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years . We also should remember we have alway s underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
Sen. Jay Rockerfeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002,

"He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do."
Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002.

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction. "[W]ithout question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation. And now he has continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real ...
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003.

But only Bush lied?? Are you really that uninformed or are you one of those Dems that refuses to face the facts??

bonger
Offline
Last seen: 9 years 2 months ago
Joined: 08/25/2004 - 12:01am
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

So now that we "lost" the war, at least accoding to the know it all unHonarable Mr. Reid, who is the he going to sign a peace treaty with. Usually when you end a war there is some kind of treaty or armistace saying that you are ending the war and wll attack no more especially when you are on the losing side....

Joe Redneck
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 11 months ago
Joined: 01/11/2001 - 1:01am
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

An oldie but still a goody. As true today as it was 50 years ago.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWpU8sX10_4]DEMOCRAT[/url]

JIMV
Offline
Last seen: 7 years 1 month ago
Joined: 03/22/2005 - 1:01am
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

Way past time for tar and feathers....The Congress is infested with traitors advocating defeat at any price.

Editor
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: 04/18/2009 - 3:43pm
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

I'm calling Sens. Collins and Snowe. I believe they should say publicly - by letter and/or remarks for the Congressional Record - their displeasure for Sen. Leader Reid's self-serving, dangerous, carless remarks.

skf

Martin
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 8 months ago
Joined: 01/08/2003 - 1:01am
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

It's no secret.
And it's not particularly complicated.

There are "leaders" among the Democrats who
harbor a definitive, [i]all-consuming HATRED[/i]
of President George W. Bush.

[b]He won in 2000. [/b] They called him a [i]dummy, dummy
poo-poo head[/i] for four years; [b]then he beat them again.[/b]

[u]That's the reason[/u]!

This deep, ever-growing, [u]blind hatred[/u] has infected
people like Harry Reid, etc. to such an extent that
I'm afraid that they would prefer seeing every
American in Iraq [u]die[/u] before playing any part in
helping President Bush succeed with the establishment
of a stable Republic in Iraq.

[i][b]Is there another rational explanation
for Senator Reid's comments???[/b][/i]

gopcollegestudent
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 1 week ago
Joined: 10/16/2005 - 5:38pm
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

Reid compares Bush to Johnson!

Big mistake as in any historian will tell you that they are totally 2 different ideas about their specific wars..

In general Lyndon Johnson didn't really believe in what he was doing was right and lost faith in the war as things went along.

While Bush however very much believes that what he is doing is right.

Politicans have never been very good at history Reid should be ashamed!

Anonymous
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

[b]Bush Defends Iraq War; Republicans Blast Harry Reid for Saying Fight Is 'Lost'[/b]
Friday, April 20, 2007

WASHINGTON — President Bush fought off Democratic criticism over his handling of the war in Iraq Friday after fellow Republicans blasted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's comments that the war is 'lost.'

"No matter how frustrating the fight in Iraq can be, no matter how much we wish this war was over, the security of our country depends directly on the outcome of Iraq," Bush told an audience at East Grand Rapids High School, vowing to keep troops in Iraq until the job is done.

[url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,267324,00.html]SOURCE[/url]

landry
Offline
Last seen: 9 years 3 months ago
Joined: 07/25/2002 - 12:01am
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

And I watched and heard Admiral Fallon, the top man in Iraq, sit and tell congress, that we were losing ground every day in iraq. He lays that on the fact that they are now fighting us inside our green zone and the killing of both Iraqi's and Americans are rising. Does that mean we are winning?
Bud

Editor
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: 04/18/2009 - 3:43pm
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

[i]Editor's Note: House Speaker Pelosi's fires up her spin machine. Doing one thing, saying another. Acting to force the U.S. to surrender. Saying she supports the troops.[/i]

Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007
From: Speaker Pelosi
Subject: House Call - Ready For a New Direction In Iraq

The American People Are Ready For a New Direction In Iraq

This week, the House appointed conferees on the Iraq Accountability Act for reconciliation with the Senate version of the emergency supplemental. The legislation that Congress will send to the President's desk supports our troops, honors our commitments to our veterans, holds the Iraqi government accountable, and provides for a responsible redeployment from Iraq.

Democrats are ready to work with the President to change the direction in Iraq, but the President must accept the facts and put aside partisan attacks and heated rhetoric:

Fact 1: The Pentagon confirms Congressional Research Service report saying the White House claim that Congress is delaying the funding for the troops is false. "The Pentagon says it has enough money to pay for the Iraq war through June, despite warnings from the White House that troops are being harmed by Congress' failure to quickly deliver more funds." [AP, 4/19/07]

Fact 2: Today, the President's own Defense Secretary. Robert Gates, once again said that we cannot have an open-ended commitment in Iraq: "I'm sympathetic with some of the challenges that they [the Iraqis] face...[But] the clock is ticking." [AP, 4/19/07]

Fact 3: Fully 70 percent disapprove of the way the President Bush is handling the war, and six in 10 Americans trust Democrats in Congress over the President on the war. [ABC News/Washington Post, 4/16/07; CNN Poll, 4/18/07]

The President continues to push for a war without end, while the American people believe it is time for a new direction. Democrats want to work together with the President to responsibly wind down this war.

House Democratic Leaders call President's attention to crucial facts in Iraq war debate.

Anonymous
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

April 21, 2007
[size=18]Give 'Em Surrender Harry Finds His Tet Offensive[/size]
By Scott Sultzer

We now have two "Harry" bookends to the current historical period. At one end is Harry Truman, who led us through to victory in World War II and stood up to communist aggression into the Korean Conflict. That Harry had a nickname. It was "Give 'Em Hell" Harry.

And now, at the opposite end of the spectrum in time and substance, we have "Give 'Em Surrender" Harry, the Senate Majority leader.

[url=http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/04/give_em_surrender_harry_finds.htm...

rurally scorned
Offline
Last seen: 9 years 10 months ago
Joined: 02/07/2007 - 7:47pm
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

He should be charged with treason, he is unamerican

Chris Coose
Offline
Last seen: 5 years 3 days ago
Joined: 11/04/2003 - 1:01am
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

As inept as this administration is it makes sense that they would be incapable of running an invasion and occupation.
Since the declaration of the end of major combat operations the thing offeres up nothing but mediocraty while a puppet government has no hope to govern a deeply divided people.

dubbya's goals have never been clearly established as this occupation runs ahead of him.
Reid is correct. dubbya is a foolish warrior and he should stop being the decider. He sucks at war as he has demonstrated from the start..

J Fred
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 11 months ago
Joined: 06/22/2005 - 12:01am
Nice rant...

Not.

You can say the sky is green, Chris Coose, but it really is blue.

We won the war. Saddam's gone. The people voted. The government's coming together.

Were there mistakes made? Indeed. There always are mistakes in war.

But we've adapted and Gen. Patraeus will prevail, much to the dismay of the liberal surrender monkeys.

The longer I live, the more I see liberalism as the symptom of a mental disorder.

Chris Coose
Offline
Last seen: 5 years 3 days ago
Joined: 11/04/2003 - 1:01am
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

"We won the war"
Cool.

J Fred
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 11 months ago
Joined: 06/22/2005 - 12:01am
Cool?

I rest my case.

unionman
Offline
Last seen: 6 years 10 months ago
Joined: 02/19/2007 - 3:54pm
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

Harry Reid was right in hs remarks. It is time to get out of Iraq and move on. I supported the war in the beginning but was lied to by the administration.
The money spent in Iraq can now be used to protect the American People. We haven't even taken care of New Orleans. Our elderly are suffering every day. Lets take care of them.

Anonymous
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

So fight the battle on Main St.?

Great strategy.

unionman
Offline
Last seen: 6 years 10 months ago
Joined: 02/19/2007 - 3:54pm
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

Oh that is what you are afraid of!!!! We are fighting t now on Main Street. Just read the news everyday

gopcollegestudent
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 1 week ago
Joined: 10/16/2005 - 5:38pm
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

In downtown New York City Paul...Is what unionman and democrats want..

This war is NOT the same as Vietnam..there are different things at stake in this war.. We pull out now and Iraq will be a breeding ground for terrorists training and for them to plan their attacks against us..

Of Course the liberals fail to see this.

Chris Coose
Offline
Last seen: 5 years 3 days ago
Joined: 11/04/2003 - 1:01am
Re: Cool?

[quote="J Fred"]I rest my case.[/quote]

Ah but attorney J Fred you have miserably lost your case for presenting a conclusion that has no evidence to back it.
Like dubbya, you can say what you want and expect some to believe it but in the long run the lies shall prove themselves in due time.

Chris Coose
Offline
Last seen: 5 years 3 days ago
Joined: 11/04/2003 - 1:01am
DEMOCRAT LEADER HARRY REID: "WAR 'IS' LOST' Follow on

gop it might give you some credibility to understand the lies used to propel and maintain the Vietnam war.

It is time for the US to remove itself from this civil war created by the dubbya occupation and focus resources on real threats. Not your imagined American urban battlefields.

J Fred
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 11 months ago
Joined: 06/22/2005 - 12:01am
No evidence?

Right.

Where's Saddam? Where's his evil offspring?

Remember the purple thumbs?

Got Democracy?

Is it messy? Yes. Is most of the country liberated and peaceful? Yes.

Is there still violence? Yes.

This is a vital front in the war against Islamist Facism.
We deposed Saddam, winning the "Iraq war". Now, we're helping
the Iraqi people gain real freedom.
They deserve it and we will help them succeed, if we really care about people.

We are the world's only superpower. We need to act like it.
Our troops don't lose wars, our politicians do.

Have a free day.

Pages

Log in to post comments