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Bipartisan defeatism

Post by Patrick O'Callahan on July 6, 2010 at 6:14 pm |
July 6, 2010 6:14 pm

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, April 2007, about Iraq:

Now I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and you have to make your own decision as to what the president knows: that this war is lost, that the surge is not accomplishing anything.

Republican chairman Michael Steele, last week, about Barack Obama and Afghanistan:

If he’s such a student of history, has he not understood that, you know, that’s the one thing you don’t do is engage in a land war in Afghanistan? All right? Because everyone who’s tried, over a thousand years of history, has failed.

I guess America’s chances in a war have a lot to do with whether your political party is in the White House.

Reid was discredited by Gen. David Petraeus’ success in Iraq. Here’s hoping that Petraeus does the same to Steele in Afghanistan.

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