Harry “white flag” Reid made the following announcement on 19 April 2007:
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.
Lost!? Harry, the only thing lost is your fucking mind. Gee, with all the purple fingers, grateful Iraqis, growth of commercial enterprises and public utilities, progress of government infrastructure, and multitude of dead bad guys including high ranking al Qaeda and Taliban, we forgot that we’re supposed to be losing.
The United States Army is and always has been in the business of receiving surrenders, not granting them.
Tell you what Harry; President Bush is being way too restrained. Had I the power, I’d have flattened at least four countries right off the bat: Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan.
But then again I was a Soldier, not a diplomat. Piecemeal military action isn’t the way to fight a jihad. We’re pounding their asses in only two of the countries that supported terrorism, and that isn’t stopping some of the neighbors (Syria and Iran) from contributing to the fray. As unsavory as it is for some people to acknowledge (the Left in particular) a more lasting and indelible solution would be to give the Ottoman wannabes a ticket to Allah…enmasse. That is how you fight a no-nonsense war. But, since we are being force to limit our efforts to Iraq and Afghanistan, I’d like to see a complete clean sweep of both countries. We’re coming through, if you obstruct, you die. Seal off the borders and kill trespassers. It’s brutal and effective.
If you don’t think that terrorists won’t be encouraged by a withdrawal without victory, then you haven’t been paying attention to their proclamations. They want us out of Iraq, Afghanistan and the GWOT. Nothing would give them a bigger orgasm like the U.S. just giving up and allowing them to attack the West at will. Harry, while we’re at it, why don’t we just send a fucking invitation to al Qaeda to come on over and destroy some more buildings full of people. We’ll even give them a whole fleet of airplanes this time.
Nothing pleases you lefties. You don’t like the way the war is being fought, but you offer no military plan of your own, let alone which (pick one) terrorist states you think we should attack. Come to think of it, you don’t want us in Iraq, Afghanistan, or anywhere else in the ME. Hell, most of you wienies blamed America for 9/11 to begin with. Al-Zawahiri loves you.
Funny, most of the Soldiers and the civilian population in Iraq are considerably less pessimistic than you fucking know-it-alls who have never been to Iraq or Afghanistan or walked a mile in combat boots. Considering the violence is instigated by terrorists filtering in from Iran and Syria and is mostly centered in very specific areas in the vicinity of Baghdad, could it be we’ve already won but you’re too dense to realize it? Out of about 26 million people in Iraq there are very few that are part of any insurgency or sectarian strife. Most want freedom, a chance to develop their own future, and look forward to the day when they can maintain that without our assistance. The terrorists are trying to prevent a free Iraq because the thought of a Dhimmi-less country in the midst of Islamofascist states scares the hell out of them.
Nothing pisses off Islamic extremists and their supporters more than a Democracy in their midst.
Gawd Harry, just think of the possibilities, a couple of less Islamofascist strangleholds in the Middle East.
Kinda increases your “pucker factor” doesn’t it?
Between Nancy Pelosi’s blatant violation of the Logan Act, your treasonous utterance,
Read: USC Title 18, Part I, Chapter 115 § 2381. Treason: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
and the obscene behavior of the Democratic Party, it’s become apparent that you’re part of the “domestic enemies” mentioned in the military Oath of Enlistment.
Thankfully, asshats like you weren’t prominent during the fight at Valley Forge, Aisne-Marne, Guadalcanal, Normandy, or Pusan, just to let the troops know “all is lost”. You just hope and pray with every fiber of your bilious being that Iraq and Afghanistan are the Democrat’s new Vietnam, to be exploited for more seats in the Senate and Congress. Or to fulfill the Democratic wet dream of getting back into the Oval Office, so you can do even more damage to this country and the military. Hoping for a Vietnam parallel will not make it so.
The only Democrat that’s worth a damn is Senator Joe Liebermann.
“With all due respect, I strongly disagree. Senator Reid’s statement is not based on military facts on the ground in Iraq and does not advance our cause there. Al Qaeda’s strategy for victory in Iraq is clear. They are trying to murder as many innocent civilians as possible in an effort to reignite sectarian fighting and drive us to retreat from Iraq. The question now before us is whether we respond to these terrorist attacks by running away as Al Qaeda hopes – abandoning the future of Iraq, the Middle East, and ultimately our own security to the very same people responsible for this week’s atrocities – or whether we stand united to fight them. This is exactly the wrong time to conclude that we have lost the war in Iraq, or that our new strategy has failed. Instead, we should provide General Petraeus and his troops with the time and the resources to succeed. We should not surrender in the face of barbarism.”
I know you get a hard on every time you think about Clinton’s eight year Eurotrash ass-kissing, but President Bush isn’t the type to ignore terrorist attacks against America on his watch. Soldiers deserved better leadership than what we were saddled with between 1992 and 2000. FIVE terrorist attacks happened under Bubba’s watch. Want me to name them? Khobar Towers, USS Cole, the U.S. Embassy attacks in Kenya and Tanzania, and the first World Trade center attack in 1993. Clinton’s response? He wagged the dog in Mogadishu and Bosnia. By the way, there were Army SF personnel who had Bin Laden in the crosshairs, and Slick Willie said “No”.
We also deserve better than mealy-mouthed leftwing democrats calling us “mercenaries” and “Nazi’s”, and telling us that they don’t think the sacrifice of the fallen in this war was “worth it”. We know more than anyone about how sacrificing for democracy works, having defended it for over 230 years.
Another favorite tactic of the Democrats is pointing out how much the world “hates us” for our foreign policy.
Hesitation and fretting over “world opinion” and “image” is what helped get us attacked in the first place.
And who is the “world”? The French? The Russians? The world ‘despises’ us until we get to pull their asses out of whatever fire they got into. Most of Europe would rather capitulate and make outrageous concessions to Islamofascists on their own soil, rather than help fight for the survival of Western civilization. If they put as much effort into the GWOT as they do bad-mouthing our “image” for doing the job, they’d be much better off. The trouble is, 9/11 didn’t hit close enough to their backyard for them to get a clue.
I’ve traveled all over the world, and the one thing that always strikes me is just how ungrateful allot of Americans are; to be living in a country where malevolence against the very military (people far better than you, Harry) and system that protects them, is a guaranteed right. It’s MY country too, and as long as there’s a breath left in this old former Soldier’s body, the likes of you will never get a chance to destroy it.
If you don’t think that terrorists won’t be encouraged by a withdrawal without victory, then you haven’t been paying attention to their proclamations. They want us out of Iraq, Afghanistan and the GWOT. Nothing would give them a bigger orgasm like the U.S. just giving up and allowing them to attack the West at will.
The American Soldier stands between you and the Caliphate. Got that Harry?
If you need a definition of victory, here it is: It’s when we have crushed the Islamofascists to the point where they realize that messing with the “Great Satan” is far more costly than simply practicing their religion peacefully, without using Islam and bombs as instruments of terrorism. It’s when Iraq and Afghanistan develop stable infrastructures (executive, judicial, legislative, and military) that can stand on their own and protect themselves from the extremists who want to stop the progress of democracy, and (this is very important) when the 150+ major tribes and the close to 2000 smaller clans are able to live, work, and govern in a compromised co-existence. The first steps have already been taken. They have been given a chance to change the course of their lives from fear and oppression to opportunity, basic human rights, and a voice in their futures. They know sooner or later the Guidon will be passed to them. If you can’t support the troops or the effort against Islamofascism do us all a favor and keep that tent flap mouth of yours shut. This war is being fought by brave women and men who’s courage and dedication far exceed your capacity to understand, or accomplish. You’re not fit to lick their boots.