(File photo by Reid.Senate.gov website)
On this day, Thursday, April 19, 2007, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, actually came out and said what we all knew were his true beliefs on the war in Iraq.
He said in part... “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 as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday.”
Later on in the day, on the Senate Floor, he tried to correct himself by saying in part... “We are less secure from the many threats to our national security than we were when the war began.
And as long as we follow the President's path in Iraq, the war is lost. But there is still a chance to change course - and we must change course.
No one wants us to succeed in the Middle East more than I do. Our brave men and women overseas have passed every test with flying colors. They have earned our pride and praise, more importantly, they deserve a strategy worthy of their sacrifice.”