The GOP remains under the hugely misguided assumption that somehow the public supports the war in Iraq. That's the only way I can figure it, though. We've got Dick Cheney, who is (if possible) even more unpopular than George Bush saying:
"I thought his speech yesterday was unfortunate, that his comments were uninformed and misleading," Mr. Cheney said of the senator’s address to a research organization here.
The vice president went on to assert that Mr. Reid has distorted the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group, which called for a change of course in Iraq; that he has not kept up with developments about Iraq, and that he has shifted his positions "on the most important foreign policy question facing the nation and our troops."
Yes, Mr. There Were WMD in Iraq and Saddam Was Behind 9/11 (that one heard as recently as September 10, 2006) is a fine person to trot out when the subject is misleading the American people.
But here's the thing, who are they going to believe, Dick Cheney or their very own eyes? One need only read the paper or watch the nightly news every day to know that Iraq is a total quagmire. You don't have to be a highly engaged political junkie to know when you're being lied to. It's pretty much any time Dick Cheney opens his mouth, particularly on Iraq. But Harry Reid knows this.
"The president sends out his attack dog often," said Mr. Reid. "That’s also known as Dick Cheney."
Defending the legislation up for a vote this week, he said, "We believe the troops should get every penny they need and we have put our money where our mouth is with supplemental appropriations, but we believe there must be a change of direction in the war in Iraq."
Mr. Reid said he was not going to engage in a tit-for-tat with the vice president. "I’m not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody who has a 9 percent approval rating," Mr. Reid said.
Poor Broder, another "embarrassing" attack by Harry Reid. Broder will be an audience of one for the White House and RNC with their ridiculous attacks against Reid. It will just cement further in the mind of the American people that the Republicans are for the war and the Democrats are trying to get us out.
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