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Where does Reid get off calling anyone "incompetent"?
Posted by: mcq on Friday, June 15, 2007

Harry Reid apparently only pauses to change feet while speaking. As Jon noted, he called Gen. Pace "incompetent". Apparently not satified with that, he went after Gen. Petraeus as well:
The Senate majority leader took aim yesterday at the top U.S. commander in Iraq, who until now has received little criticism from Capitol Hill over his statements or performance.

Sen. Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) charged that Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who took command in Iraq four months ago, "isn't in touch with what's going on in Baghdad." He also indicated that he thinks Petraeus has not been sufficiently open in his testimony to Congress. Noting that Petraeus, who is now on his third tour of duty in Iraq, oversaw the training of Iraqi troops during his second stint there, Reid said: "He told us it was going great; as we've looked back, it didn't go so well."
Petraeus isn't "in touch" with what is going on in Baghdad, or he isn't validating Harry Reid's assertion that "the war is lost" and "the surge has failed" (before the last of its soldiers have even been deployed)? Whatever happened to Reid's "listen to the generals?"

The left, which suddenly is so concerned with context, should really try to help us understand the context in which Reid makes these judgments as opposed to the man on the ground in Iraq dealing with it every day.

And on the Pace matter, speaking of out of touch, where does Harry Reid, who as the Majority Leader in the Senate has passed nothing of significance and done nothing of note, get off calling anyone else "incompetent". Harry Reid, who recently acknowledged they overpromised during the '06 Congressional campaign. No incompetence there, huh Harry?

I have to admit I've never cared much for Reid, but his 6 months in the glare of the media lights has shown me what a little man he really is.
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as well as a crook (re his land deals).
Written By: cap joe
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The Generals are incompetent because Reid HAS to make his "the surge has failed" statement stick. It’s all part of the ongoing gameplan to sell the surge as a failure regardless

Written By: shark
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Well if anyone is a judge of incompetence, I’d say Harry Reid is a good judge of it...He and Trent Lott pretty much have the corner on it in the US Senate.
Written By: Joe
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Politics is the art of the possible. The laws won’t be enforced — money won’t be spent to enforce them — without a deal. Congress won’t agree to authorize the funds to truly enforce without a deal. The realist/pragmatist position starts with the world that is, not the world that ought to be. Then plots a path towards what ought to be recognizing the reality of what is. The idealist simply demands the world become what it ought to be and sees compromise as betrayal of the ideal, what should be.

Of course, the hard part will be to assure that there will be real enforcement this time. That depends on those who fought the bill (assuming it gets passed, which is a very speculative assumption) keeping up the pressure to make sure enforcement is real.
Written By: Scott Erb
SORRY! I clicked the wrong comment button, the last comment was meant for a different thread. SORRY! I’ll repost it in the right place.
Written By: Scott Erb
I hate to burst your bubble McQ ...

A few months ago I said that Israel had lost the war in Lebanon and was retreating back to its own borders. You said Israel won a great victory and was caving in to the UN.

The Israelis know that they cannot be delusional. They can tell the difference between winning and losing. They fired their chief of staff and are on the verge of kicking their chicken hawks out of office. They cannot afford to lose another war. We have much to learn from them. Hezbollah, fresh from their victory on the Lebanese front, is now opening one on the Gaza front. They aren’t confused about who won and lost the last war either.

You saw what you wanted to see in Lebanon like you see what you want to see in Iraq. Wish in one hand and krap in the other, see which one gets warm and sticky. You can’t tell winning from losing. You make Harry Reid look like a genius
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A few months ago I said that Israel had lost the war in Lebanon and was retreating back to its own borders. You said Israel won a great victory and was caving in to the UN.
I did, huh? I assume you can dig up a cite that supports your assertion then.
Written By: McQ
Hey, cindyb. Read any good books lately?
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