"I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and -- you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows -- [know] this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday"
...Senator Harry Reid, D-Nevada.
Senator Reid has the freedom to say those words however he also has to take the responsibility for the consequences of those words. He has given the enemy of radical Islamic terrorists a resurgence of confidence in their war against the US. He has just contributed directly to the murder of more American troops and innocent Iraqi civilians in addition to more inevitable terrorist attacks in America and other free and democratic nations around the world.