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Nice Joe You Got There, Harry

joe-lieberman.jpgHarry Reid on March 27, 2007:

"In this chamber is Joe Lieberman and there isn't a senator I have more respect for than Joe Lieberman."

Today in the Hartford Courant

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman rebuked Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid on Friday, saying he strongly disagreed with Reid's assessment that the Iraq war is "lost."

"This is exactly the wrong time to question our strategy in Iraq," said Lieberman, "or that our new strategy has failed."

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Republicans immediately tore into Reid, and Friday, Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, joined the chorus.

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"Sen. Reid's statement is not based on military facts on the ground in Iraq and does not advance our cause there."

Harry Reid today:

In an effort to shift attention from this Administration’s failed polities – and I say that in the plural – the President and his allies have repeatedly questioned whether I and my fellow Democrats support our troops. No one wants us to succeed in Iraq more than the Democrats. We’ve proven that time and time again since this war started more than four years ago. We take a back seat to no one in supporting our troops, and we will never abandon our troops in a time of war."

Which allies do you mean, Harry?  Maybe the Chairman of the  Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, who does the bidding of the Republicans who got him elected every time he keeps the committee from looking into those things that his counterpart in the House, Henry Waxman, is investigating?

Maybe someone should tell you the one about the snake, Harry.

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