The surge has failed, says noted military expert and Senator Harry Reid.
Here he is, looking into the Radiant Socialist Future:
Reid referred to the surge as an “escalation” that failed to achieve “political reconciliation.” Now, I may be a simpleton, a conservative and an ignoramus. But I thought the purpose of the surge was in large part not to reconcile, but to kill and overawe those who are committed to never, ever, reconciling with anything except a new Caliphate. And if that involved more troops – sure, but using the terminology of tired leftist anti-nuculer rhetoric from the seventies and eighties (maybe I’m oversensitive here on the escalation thing) is a little sad, and a little typical.
The fact that he’s declaring failure before the surge is even complete, well, I’ll leave the accusations of Treason and Un-Americanism to Murdoc, should he feel it necessary. But since Gen. Petraeus says it will be late summer before anyone can know how well the surge has done, it does kind of make Reid seem the defeatist little bastard, doesn’t it? Almost like he wants it to happen.