According to this article, Harry Reid is shooting his mouth off again. The big question is whether anyone’s paying attention anymore. Here’s what Sen. Reid said today:
“Every place you go you hear about no progress being made in Iraq,” said Senate Democratic majority leader Harry Reid. “The government is stalemated today, as it was six months ago, as it was two years ago,” Reid told reporters, warning US soldiers were caught in the middle of a civil war. “It is not getting better, it is getting worse,” he said.
Sen. Reid is insulting us if he thinks that we’re that gullible. The civil war line is pure myth. The violence is dropping precipitously. I just sent Harry Reid an email chastizing him for his statement. Here’s the content of that email:
Sen. Reid’s statement that our soldiers are caught in a civil war in Iraq is insulting. Tell Sen. Reid that we read the reports. Tell Sen. Reid that we’ve seen the statistics that show casualties are dropping dramatically.
Most importantly, tell Sen. Reid that the days of bamboozling the American people
with phony statistics are finished. We don’t rely on his statements to know what’s happening in Iraq. We hop on Al Gore’s internet & read a half dozen articles from Iraq telling us about the Anbar Awakening, which is quickly turning into the Iraq Awakening. We read about how Al-Qa’ida in Mesopotamia has been driven out of Baghdad.
The new paradigm demands that politicians tell the truth. The new paradigm demands taking responsibility for the misstatements politicians make.
It’s a brave new world, one which Sen. Reid doesn’t know exists…YET.
I just called Sen. Reid’s office asking what information Reid is basing his statements on. The young lady that I talked with said that she couldn’t speak for him on the matter, which I expected. When I asked if someone from Sen. Reid’s DC office could return my call and answer my questions, she said that they couldn’t since I wasn’t a Nevada resident. I suppose that’s one way of limiting his exposure to questioning from people who aren’t part of the DC press corps.
The bottom line is that Reid’s statements have been exposed. They aren’t fooling anyone. Politicians like Sen. Reid haven’t figured it out that they don’t control the narrative anymore. They’re about to find out.
Cross-posted at California Conservative