February 20, 2008

Harry Reid ‘biggest pussy’ on Iraq

Matt Taibbi certainly doesn’t mince words in taking on Senate Majority Leader Reid or Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as Democratic “chicken doves” on Iraq:
Quietly, while Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been inspiring Democrats everywhere with their rolling bitchfest, congressional superduo Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have completed one of the most awesome political collapses since Neville Chamberlain.

At long last, the Democratic leaders of Congress have publicly surrendered on the Iraq War, just one year after being swept into power with a firm mandate to end it.

And, it’s not just these two, but their Congressional allies, often Democratic careerists:
Rep. David Obey, chair of the House Appropriations Committee and a key Pelosi-Reid ally, lambasted anti-war Democrats who "didn't want to get specks on those white robes of theirs." Obey even berated a soldier's mother who begged him to cut off funds for the war, accusing her and her friends of “smoking something illegal.”

Taibbi worries that this will keep Iraq off the general election presidential table, too. Sadly, I’m betting he’s right.

Barack Obama, I don’t care what rally you visited and what you said in 2002. That was six years ago.

You haven’t voted once to cut Iraq funding since being elected to the Senate. What are you doing today?

(Gary Kamiya has a nice complementary article.)

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