Monday, April 23, 2007

Harry Reid is un-American

Senator Harry Reid is the majority leader of the Senate, one of the most powerful political positions in our government. Four days ago he had the audacity and the stupidity to say in public, the war in Iraq "is lost" while our brave soldiers are still risking their lives there. Senator Reid also voted FOR sending them to war to begin with. Why is his statement so incredibly irresponsible ....... let someone in Iraq explain it:

Senator Reid:

When you say we’ve lost in Iraq, I don’t think you understand the effect of your words. The Iraqis I speak with are the good guys here, fighting to build a stable government. They hear what you say, but they don’t understand it. They don’t know about the political game, they don’t know about a Presidential veto, and they don’t know about party politics.

But they do know that if they help us, they are noticed by terrorists and extremists. They decide to help us if they think we can protect them from those terrorists. They tell us where caches of weapons are hidden. They call and report small groups of men who are strangers to the neighborhood, men that look the same to us, but are obvious to them as a foreign suicide cell.

To be brief, your words are killing us. Your statements make the Iraqis afraid to help us for fear we’ll leave them unprotected in the future. They don’t report a cache, and its weapons blow up my friends in a convoy. They don’t report a foreign fighter, and that fighter sends a mortar onto my base. Your statements are noticed, and they have an effect.

Finally, you are mistaken when you say we are losing. We are winning, I see it every day. However, we will win with fewer casualties if you help us. Will you?


LT Jason Nichols, USN
MNF-I, Baghdad

How pathetic is it that our troops have to ask a high ranking elected official who sent them to war to support them.

From Gathering of Eagles.

1 comment:

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