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Reid Sells Troops Up River

by D. E. Carson (writer), , April 20, 2007

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has something to prove; that he has the ability to defeat American troops in Iraq.

It is unconscionable that any member of Congress would intentionally say anything disparaging against American forces regardless of where they are stationed, however, Reid has successfully accomplished in a mere four words what insurgents have been unable to do in four years.

"This war is lost," Reid said on Thursday triggering a surge in support for the troops among Republican lawmakers. "I can't begin to imagine how our troops in the field, who are risking their lives every day, are going to react when they get back to base and hear that the Democrat leader of the United States Senate has declared the war is lost," said Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Republican leader in the Senate.

Reid's words may serve as the most severe blow dealt to Americans serving in Iraq. With this statement alone, Reid has solidified the Democrats' position as squarely anti-Bush and in full support of cut, run and surrender. Reid cited the slight increase in violence in Iraq as the sole justification for his declaration of surrender.

Reid's statement comes in the midst of a heated battle between Congress and the White House over an appropriations bill necessary to continue supporting the troops in Iraq with supplies. President Bush has repeatedly vowed to veto any bill that carries conditions. Congressional Democrats refuse to allow either the House or Senate bills to make their way to Bush's desk, holding out in the hopes that the president will cave to their demands for withdrawal dates. In other words, Congress is hoping the president will blink first.

Preparing for what is to come, the Pentagon announced that it will begin cutting other budgets within the Department of Defense in order to but time for the troops, but this could cause a larger problem in down the road when Congress finalizes an acceptable bill for the president. Army Comptroller Nelson Ford has made it clear that any program that directly affects troop readiness will be maintained, however, other non-mission critical expenditures will be severely curtailed.

So long as Democrats continue to believe that they are the Commanders-in-Chief, nothing is going to get done. So long as Democrats continue to undermine the president every chance they get, American troops are going to inch closer and closer to a day when they can no longer operate in Iraq ; a condition labeled by Democrats as a "slow bleed" policy. Once that day arrives, American troops will then be sitting ducks, waiting to be picked off by insurgents. It will make Dien Bien Phu look like a Fourth of July party. Americans will die because they will have no way to defend themselves and when it is all over, both sides will point fingers at each other saying, "it's their fault!"

The only sensible and honorable thing to do at this point is for Harry Reid to resign his Senate seat. His four words have given aid and comfort to the enemy and therefore makes him eligible for treason, under Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution. Harry Reid MUST resign now. It is in the best interests of the troops and in the best interests of America.

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By Matt Weston on April 21, 2007 at 02:49 am
"Reid’s words may serve as the most severe blow dealt to Americans serving in Iraq." More severe than IED's? This article *reeks* of Opinion. Please try to place accordingly.
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By D. E. Carson on April 28, 2007 at 07:18 pm
Matt: Who died and made you God? I'll post my articles where I damn well feel like. If you don't agree with what I said, then say so. Don't use thinly veiled attacks on my style as a lame attempt to defend treasonous behavior of a liberal moron.
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By Matt Weston on April 30, 2007 at 05:46 pm
D.E., I don't agree that Reid's words may serve as the most severe blow dealt to Americans serving in Iraq. Shrapnel, roadside bombs, gunfire, and all kinds of dreamed-up improvised munitions represent graver threats to our troops than the words of one politician thousands of miles away. You're free to post whatever you like, wherever you like. My comment was not meant to limit you in any way, nor was it an attack on your "style." By filing this article under Politics, you seem to suggest that a claim like, "[Reid's] four words have given aid and comfort to the enemy and therefore makes him eligible for treason" is news, in the journalistic sense. Separate from the merits of your argument, the article belongs in the Opinion section.
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