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David S. Broder:

On "Fox News Sunday," Schumer offered this clarification of Reid's off-the-cuff comment. "What Harry Reid is saying is that this war is lost -- in other words, a war where we mainly spend our time policing a civil war between Shiites and Sunnis. We are not going to solve that problem. . . . The war is not lost. And Harry Reid believes this -- we Democrats believe it. . . . So the bottom line is if the war continues on this path, if we continue to try to police and settle a civil war that's been going on for hundreds of years in Iraq, we can't win. But on the other hand, if we change the mission and have that mission focus on the more narrow goal of counterterrorism, we sure can win."

Everyone got that? This war is lost. But the war can be won. Not since Bill Clinton famously pondered the meaning of the word "is" has a Democratic leader confused things as much as Harry Reid did with his inept discussion of the alternatives in Iraq.

Reid didn't cover any alternatives. This is merely after the fact bum covering.


David All

Ah, actually the war in Iraq is lost in any military sense. Given Bush/Cheney's refusal to expand the size of US Military, especially the Army & Marines, when the US invaded Iraq in 2003, there have never been enough US Forces available to restore & keep order in entire country. Just trying to do so has strained the Army to the breaking point. The current "surge" or escalation is too small to make any real difference. Best for US to withdraw most of its troops except for some to guard the oil fields, which is why we are there in the first time, and some in Kurdistan to keep an eye and threathen Iran with.

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