…I can only assume that all of you were simply spinning a roulette wheel in the voting booth and Harry Reid’s number somehow came up more than any other candidate when you all made Reid one of the two Senators representing the Silver State.
Harry Reid, far from demonstrating the character and attributes of a genuine leader, has simply gone too far with his simple-minded assessment of the situation in Iraq. My personal and visceral reaction to Senator Reid’s “this war is lost” assessment is one of outrage. However, in the hope of gaining further insight and understanding into what I consider to be a cowardly and defeatist mentality, I would like to pose several questions for Senator Reid the answers to which might help me to overcome my initial emotional reaction and attain some form of enlightenment on the matter.
First of all, I would like to know who exactly you think you are, Senator Reid, to portend to speak on behalf of the Secretaries of State and Defense? Second, how can you, Senator Reid, declare the war lost, ostensibly against a set of predefined objectives, yet at the same time whine that the President has no defined plan or strategy (and, by extension, no clearly defined objectives)? Third, if the situation in Iraq is now nothing more that a civil war against opposing factions based on centuries-old emnity for one another then, to use your reasoning, Senator Reid, you must also hold that the U.S. should NEVER, EVER consider getting involved in the likes of Darfur’s internal struggles, correct? Lastly, what is YOUR strategy, sir, for not only dealing with the situation in Iraq but also any potential fall-out if YOUR strategy does not result in exactly the outcomes you expect should things not go quite according to plan?
I must remind you, sir, that you were elected by the citizens of the State of Nevada in a statewide election whereas the President was elected by the citizens of this country in a nationwide election. You are not the Commander-in-Chief, a geopolitical or military strategy expert, or anything of the sort. Senator Reid, whining and complaining is not constructive criticism. Using emergency appropriations bills to broadcast to our enemies, whose goals are plain and clear, and to attempt to tie the hands of the Commander-in-Chief and our troops, is not statesmanship, leadership, or a plan for victory. It is shallowness and ignorance on display because of your lust for power.
Gamble your own life and the lives of the people of Nevada who elected you with your reckless statements, Senator Reid, but please don’t gamble with my life and the lives of my children.
I just don’t understand how people in Nevada, where the state motto is “All For Our Country,” elected someone like Harry Reid…