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Friday, August 31, 2007

The Stink of Desperation Upon Harry Baghdad Reid

Hat tip to Take Our Country Back.

Now Reid wants to compromise with Republicans on Iraq?

LAS VEGAS -- Saying the coming weeks will be "one of the last opportunities" to alter the course of the war, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said he is now willing to compromise with Republicans to find ways to limit troop deployments in Iraq.

Reid acknowledged that his previous firm demand for a spring withdrawal deadline had become an obstacle for a small but growing number of Republicans who have said they want to end the war but have been unwilling to set a timeline.

"I don't think we have to think that our way is the only way," Reid said of specific dates during an interview in his office here. "I'm not saying, 'Republicans, do what we want to do.' Just give me something that you think you would like to do, that accomplishes some or all of what I want to do."

Now that he has suffered one of the worst vacations in the history of vacations, watching the Brookings Institution scholars come back saying Iraq was a war we might just win, seeing his own Democratic colleagues come back from Iraq declaring the surge is working, a far cry from Baghdad Reid's words when the surge barely started declaring the surge was a failure and Iraq was lost, seeing one of the most staunchest Democratic critics of the war, Brian Baird come home from Iraq saying "Our troops have earned more time"....all this while Congress and the Senate was on recess, Reid wants to compromise?

After their pathetic show with the emergency supplemental bill they held up for over 100 days just to pass it with everything the President wanted, after their helplessness with the FISA bill right before recess, with his childish Senate all nighter that got him nowhere except to shelve the Defense Authorization Bill in a fit of pique because he didn't get the amendment to force a withdrawal date that he wanted.

After all that... now Reid wants to compromise?

Like hell.

Now that we have been seeing all the good news, the progress, the political progress al-Maliki is finally starting to make, the Republicans, other than Warner, are more united in giving General Petraeus whatever time he needs to finish his job.

We have even picked up some key Democratic politicians that have gone to Iraq, seen the progress for themselves and are reluctantly, carefully saying that more time is needed.

Baghdad Reid stinks of desperation and no one is going to help him and next week isn't going to be pleasant either because on Septemeber 3rd, Move America Forward is going to be on his office doorstep as I told you about earlier.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, via, Vets For Freedom. They have launched a Ten Weeks to Testimony Campaign (you can see what they have been doing each week for the last eight right here)

Week One.
Week Two. Call to Action.
Week Three. Take The Lead, State-by-State.
Week Four. Sign up Today to Show up on September 17/18.
Week Five. Get Active in Your State!
Week Six. Cost of Defeat" Call-in Campaign.

You can also see my interview with the Executive Director of Vets For Freedom, Pete Hegseth right here as well as key portions of the interview, in the Washington Times, right here.

Move America Forward, along with Vets For Freedom, Gathering of Eagles, Military Order of the Purple Hearts and many other organizations are also joined together where they will be traveling across the country, starting at Carson City at Harry "Baghdad" Reid's office, 27 stops along the way with rallies and ending up on the Capitol to have their voices heard by our politicians.

(NOTE: On September 5th, 2007, my interview with the Chairman of Move America Forward, Melanie Morgan will be published, here at Wake up America and key portions will be in the newspaper and I will provide the URL's at that time.)

Freedoms Watch has also started a $15 Million Dollar campaign that has television commercials running across the world, of wounded Iraq veterans, gold star mother, a widow who lost her husband in Iraq, all telling America why victory in Iraq is important. (Watch Videos)

MSNBC has refused to let these voices be heard on their network. They have refused them airtime.

If the Democratically controlled Senate and Congress think that they are going to be able to force withdrawal while our military is seeing progress and success... they are going to have a fight on their hands and it isn't going to be with the administration, it is going to be with the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, their families and their supporters.

There will be no time lines, there will be no withdrawal date, we will give our troops what they have asked for, and that is more time to complete their mission because they are telling us it can be completed and it can be successful and Harry Boy can either get behind our troops or get the hell out of their way.

Even the left isn't exactly happy with Reid.

Reid has backed himself into this corner and no one should step up to help him out of it. He bet against our military, our troops. He bet against America as have most the Democratic politicians that decided this isn't about war, this was about their next election.

Shame on them.

(NOTE: Instead of leaving you with the advertisements I usually have at the bottom of each post, I will leave you with one of the videos from Freedoms Watch) [30 second video.]

Wounded Veteran: