Lamenting the loss of lives in Bush's War, Reid decided to undermine all success our troops have had, while using their deaths to make political points. He said:
"Violence is down, and certainly that is important and good, but many of the experts are saying one reason the violence is down is that so much ethnic cleansing has already taken place. It is true they found 35 or 40 dead bodies today, and they are still finding them--not to the amount they were finding before. They were finding more than 100 a day. Many of the areas have been ethnically cleansed."
That's it then. It's not that American soldiers were successful. It's that the American soldiers failed to stop ethnic cleansing. In other words, the Iraqis (and our troops) have killed so many people, there is no one left to kill.
He failed to note the massive numbers of Iraqi refugees who are pouring back into Iraq. He failed to note the success we have had training Iraqi soldiers. He failed to note any legitimate successes. In fact, given that we have worked to stop intra-Iraqi violence, by citing ethnic cleansing as the reason for our success, he is, in fact, decry our troops failure.
Yesterday Harry Reid stepped to the microphone again to say:
"It is not getting better, it is getting worse."
Even the media, at war with the war and the administration has noticed that violence in Iraq is down. The surge is working.
Reid's comments do nothing but keep his base of anti-war leftist fringe anti-Americans happy. And his words are comfortable propaganda for enemy terrorists and a useful tool to demoralize our troops.
Harry Reid is Tokyo Rose.