April 16, 2007
Harry Reid's Main Concern
Is Senate majority leader Harry Reid concerned about America lsoping in Iraq? Is he concerned about the Iraqis, who will die in even greater numbers, if his "redeployment" is undertaken? No, Harry's main concern is how to play the politics of the war to, "pick up Senate seats."
FNS Via The Corner: Bill Kristol: John McCain said on Wednesday the Democrats are playing small politics with this war. The Democrats squealed. The next day, Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate majority leader, said . . . "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war. Senator Schumer has shown me numbers that are compelling and astounding."
What were the numbers that Senator Schumer, the head of the Democratic Senatorial Committee, showed him? They weren't numbers about casualties. They weren't numbers about whether getting out would hurt or help Al Qaida. They were poll numbers about Senate races. So the Democrats are playing politics.
For the Senate majority leader to say this war will cost the Republicans Senate seats is really a disgrace. And I think McCain is vindicated in his notion that he has made a serious argument about how we have to win. The Democrats have made no argument about the consequences of following their policy. They just want to pick up Senate seats.