Thursday, March 23, 2006

Harry Reid - Dangerously Stupid

I was originally going to write a quick satire mocking this article about the Democrat's most recent exploration of their own ignorance, but I'm not sure if I could do it justice. Harry Reid has once again lead the Democrats war cry of "do something different" without ever saying what to do differently, in a manner reminiscent of John Kerry's "I have a plan!"

"Where is (Secretary of State) Condoleezza Rice? Why isn't she over in the Middle East, as the chief diplomat of this country should be, trying to get the political forces to form a government over there?" Reid told The Associated Press.

Besides being in about a half-dozen countries in the past few months, Ms. Rice doesn't need to be in Iraq to "form a government" there. Does Senator Reid think that a government hasn't been formed in Iraq? Or is he just hopeful that the dimwits listening to his speech don't know there is a government already formed in Iraq? What at all is the point of this statement?

"To me it shows how dangerously incompetent he is," Reid said. "'Stay the course, mission accomplished, bring 'em on' — the American people are sick of that. We need to change course in Iraq. ... I think the president burying his head in the sand is not going to do the trick."

So the President is incompetent because he refuses to flip-flop on his idea of what it will take to make Iraq a free democratic nation? What kind of a change of course would Senator Reid want? Of course the Senator makes no offer of a contrasting policy.

The fact of the matter here is you now can see typical Democratic strategy:

1) Call the President an inflammatory name - this will get your no-name press conference covered by the Associated Press.

2) Say that Bush should no longer stay the course and that an Iraqi democratic government is just a fantasy. This will give you street credit with all those who are left of Ted Kennedy.

3) Offer no new policy ideas, even though your belief is for US troops to leave Iraq as soon as possible. If you give no opposing strategy then you and your party can never be held up for its success or failure.

Of course, the logical next step in this charade is:

4) Lose the next general election because your party has no new ideas to give to the American people.

So here you see the conundrum: The Democrats feel compelled to attack the President daily with bad news from Iraq, yet offer no policy because the policy they believe in (cut and run) is still to radical for the American people to believe in. Rather, they continue to insult the President to keep the far left happy, and in the meantime will be winning no elections.

An annoying, stupid, and ultimately futile strategy.

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