Reid’s Flip-Flop

Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader and liberal wacko extraordinaire has now officially reversed his position on the Iraq troop surge (now let’s count the days until he changes positions yet again).

Earlier this year, in April, to be exact, Reid denounced the surge, saying that it would never work. Reid also publicly stated that the surge was a failure…before all of the troops had even been able to reach Iraq.

Now Reid has reversed his position…because maybe the troop surge wasn’t such a bad idea, after all.

From News Hour with Jim Lehrer:

The president said, “Let’s send some more troops over there, and that will give the Iraqis the time to take care of themselves.” We sent other troops over there, and there are a lot of reasons the surge certainly hasn’t hurt. It’s helped. I recognize that.

Ever the partisan, Reid’s admission was colored with denunciations of President Bush and proselytizing for liberal spending programs…but for someone as partisan as Harry Reid, even a partial reversal is extremely significant.

The truth is that the troop surge has been a great success. The situation in Iraq has never been perfect – not even close…but since the surge, troop deaths are down, civilian deaths are down, and real progress is being made – so much progress that even Harry Reid has to admit that the surge has been a good thing.


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