Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday the war in Iraq is ``lost,'' triggering an angry backlash by Republicans, who said the top Democrat had turned his back on the troops.Now, I don't pretend to be even nearly as familiar as Warrior Mitch with what it takes to keep The Troops content. But I can't help but wonder what the reaction would be if Troops, getting back to base, were told to grab toothbrush and sidearm and get on the plane -- departing for U.S. soil in 15 minutes. My guess is that those Troops might not be totally devastated by that. Even if it did mean that the invasion and devastation of Iraq has been completely futile, as well as wildly criminal.
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Republicans pounced on the comment as evidence, they said, that Democrats do not support the troops.
``I can't begin to imagine how our troops in the field, who are risking their lives every day, are going to react when they get back to base and hear that the Democrat leader of the United States Senate has declared the war is lost,'' said Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Truth is No Defense
When it comes to Supporting the Troops, truth isn't a consideration. What's truly vital is makin' 'em happy, or at least doing what Dubya's dumbest idolator, Mitch McConnell, thinks will optimize Troop Happiness: