Reid said he told President Bush on Wednesday he thought the war could not be won through military force, although he said the U.S. could still pursue political, economic and diplomatic means to bring peace to Iraq.
"I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and — you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows — (know) this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday," said Reid, D-Nev.
Republicans pounced on the comment as evidence, they said, that Democrats do not support the troops.
Based on GOP
, the greatest supporter of troops in the last 50 years? You betcha:
I can see it now. Iraqi troops facing the onslaught of America's peaceful military. They are losing all hope. Then Baghdad Bob says they are actually winning, so they are able to continue fighting. As soon as Bob changed his tune, Iraq lost. That would be a great lesson to learn. And Reid seems not to have learned it. Of course, Gomer Tree and Brad Gile don't think you can learn from history.