Video: Schumer dumps on the surge

posted at 2:59 pm on September 6, 2007 by Allahpundit

His basic points, that the build-up hasn’t done much to bolster the Iraqi government and that Anbar’s relative quiet is due mainly to tribal leaders flipping to the U.S. side, are correct. But his suggestion that the surge had nothing to do with providing the extra security is absurd. Pour a few thousand extra U.S. troops into any area and security’s bound to improve, however marginally. If the Democrats can’t see that then why are/were so many of them warm to the Baker-Hamilton plank about keeping some small force of combat troops in Iraq even after withdrawal to target Al Qaeda as circumstances arise? Embed blogger Jeff Emanuel has a new post up about having survived an IED attack while out on patrol in Samarra with the 82nd Airborne; they were on a mission to find out whether they — not the tribesmen or the Iraqi army — had killed a local AQ capo in an earlier battle. The fact that they’re not getting sniped at from every corner now gives the surge troops space to pull extra operations like that now. And the more troops there are, the more potential opportunities there are to build relations. Watch this video taken by Matt Sanchez today in Ramadi, which last year was regarded as the capital of AQ in Iraq.

Well, whatever. Schumer’s got his talking points to float. Click the image to watch him taking care of business.

Update: Oh, and incidentally, if he’s so sure the surge is an unmitigated disaster, why is Reid suddenly inching towards the middle?

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I would rather have a sharp object stuck in my eye than watch a US congressman commit treason.

doriangrey on September 6, 2007 at 3:01 PM

Schumer is a giant douche bag.

He doesn’t have either the brains or the common sense God gave a goat.

Mindcrime on September 6, 2007 at 3:04 PM

Excuse my lack of tact…but this pisses me off to no end.

KelliD on September 6, 2007 at 3:04 PM

Whining and making up whatever he can to present a negative picture of this country and those is really serve it. I can’t listen to this worm more than a nanosecond.

Who votes for this deadwood? He’s the Empire State’s Ted Kennedy.

Hening on September 6, 2007 at 3:04 PM

Liberals who agree with him and nod like bobblehead dolls elect this fool.

Previous liberal talking point about not understanding what we are doing has fallen by the wayside to be replaced with “we are not doing the job we claim we are”. What an idiot

Defector01 on September 6, 2007 at 3:07 PM

Wait, he can determine intricate cause and effect balances without direct information, eyewitness events, or specialist information.

Man, I thought the guy that talked to dead people was cool but this is even better. Does he have his own show yet?

gekkobear on September 6, 2007 at 3:07 PM

Actually Shmooozer is a very dangerous man. Much more so then Reid or Levin. This guy is a back room pro and the networks love him (and he jumps at any opportunity to be on). He’ll never be CIC but he knows how to play the gotcha game with the best of em.

Limerick on September 6, 2007 at 3:07 PM

Schumer and Dump are synonymous

Hening on September 6, 2007 at 3:08 PM

Schumer, Durbin and all the rest of the pigocrats… should burn in he11.

Griz on September 6, 2007 at 3:09 PM

They’re also calling it “Bush’s report.”

All of the leaders, anyway. Like it was coordinated or something.

Slublog on September 6, 2007 at 3:10 PM

Finally, a politician with the courage to be an a-hole.

Christoph on September 6, 2007 at 3:10 PM

Well dorian;

Treason has become de rigeur for democrats. To equate statements like Schumer’s with credible political criticism rather than outright sedition shows just how far we have fallen.

He would deserve it if any U.S. service member walked up and bitch-slapped him. Any citizen for that matter.

Alamo on September 6, 2007 at 3:10 PM

All of the leaders, anyway. Like it was coordinated or something.

I’m sure they have a meeting.

Christoph on September 6, 2007 at 3:11 PM

Pah. Just noticed the WashTimes link in the post.

But my link has a picture of Admiral Ackbar.

Slublog on September 6, 2007 at 3:11 PM

To quote my dearly departed mother, “He doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground.”

Brat on September 6, 2007 at 3:11 PM

Griz on September 6, 2007 at 3:09 PM

At least Durbin admits the surge is somewhat affective, and we’re making progress there.

amerpundit on September 6, 2007 at 3:15 PM

Marines dancing in Ramadi. BAD. A$$.

Troy Rasmussen on September 6, 2007 at 3:15 PM

Schmucky Schumer Strikes Again

I’d just love for Petreaus and his staff to be interviewed by these wanna be peacocks and then just roast them

Defector01 on September 6, 2007 at 3:16 PM

1/2 of my State’s Senators, doing what he does best. Which is….nothing productive. I really believe he is purposefully being ignorant. By which I mean deceitful.

DakRoland on September 6, 2007 at 3:18 PM

What kind of people elect such a low-life to congress in the first place?

Wuptdo on September 6, 2007 at 3:19 PM

This irritates me extremely. The spinning of the ‘Bush’ report and now Schumer’s comments – there is nothing sacred anymore – anything for political gain.

Spirit of 1776 on September 6, 2007 at 3:20 PM

Let’s make sure all of the military votes are counted in the next election. Schmuckie’s treasonous tongue-twisting of the facts has guaranteed not a single military vote will go to the Democrats.

But ….. they support our troops.

Beyond laughable by now.

fogw on September 6, 2007 at 3:20 PM

Let’s make sure all of the military votes are counted in the next election.

I thought they all were voting for Ron Paul? ;-)

bnelson44 on September 6, 2007 at 3:22 PM

If the Democrats can’t see that then why are/were so many of them warm to the Baker-Hamilton plank about keeping some small force of combat troops in Iraq even after withdrawal to target Al Qaeda as circumstances arise in charge of Congress?

flipflop on September 6, 2007 at 3:22 PM

To say Schumer makes me sick would be an understatement. Violence was running rampant in Anbar and our policies and personnel were blamed for not stopping the violence. But now that Anbar is no longer the hellhole it was, our troops deserve no credit.

Bigfoot on September 6, 2007 at 3:22 PM

Treasonist bastard!

ChrisIansNana on September 6, 2007 at 3:23 PM

Schumer is good at this sort of thing, especially since his seat is not in jeopardy so there will be no blowback. He’s pandering to the antiwar loons, that’s all.

swami on September 6, 2007 at 3:26 PM

When you see your investment in defeat stock tanking, you panic and sell everything off. He doesn’t want the defeatocrats to look like a bad investment.

Kini on September 6, 2007 at 3:26 PM

So Chuckles thinks the surge has failed because Iraqis (“tribal warlords” in Chuckspeak) have turned on AQ and are now taking responsibility for their own security. As Rush pointed out, wasn’t that the goal?

ncc770 on September 6, 2007 at 3:31 PM

Schumer is a pandering antiwar nut and a complete fool. The enemy is among us.

rplat on September 6, 2007 at 3:35 PM

And let me be clear, the violence in Anbar has gone down despite the surge, not because of the surge. The inability of American soldiers to protect these tribes from al Qaeda said to these tribes we have to fight al Qaeda ourselves. It wasn’t that the surge brought peace here. It was that the warlords took peace here, created a temporary peace here. And that is because there was no one else there protecting.

-Suck Chumer

Wow, he is really attributing the recent signs of success to “warlords”. He’s not just taking offense at the fact that success has taken place and there has been a recent improvement (coincidentally, after Petraeus took the reigns), but he’s really offended by the insinuation that this progress has anything to do with the good work being done by our soldiers.

And that, folks, is why I’m thankful I’m not a Democrat.

Zetterson on September 6, 2007 at 3:40 PM

Chucki the hob goblin is back.
The Demos know they’re in very serious trouble, the surge cannot work.

Let’s see the surge is failing because its successful.

This must be what the liberal huddle has come up with to save their lying defeatist a$$es, just lie some more, why not its worked pretty good so far.

Chucki’s out of the huddle, he’s lined up, its hut hut… BS on 3, Chucki throws, its a…bomb, incomplete.

The best way to stick it to Chucki and his traitor friends is to win.

Speakup on September 6, 2007 at 3:41 PM

So when for gods sake can we start charging these bastards with treason?

doriangrey on September 6, 2007 at 3:41 PM

How long til those ‘warlords’ which America all of a sudden created and gave guns become ‘the problem and dark side of the surge’?

Defector01 on September 6, 2007 at 3:43 PM

OK folks by a show of ayes sound off if you think Chuckie should be charged with either treason or sedition…

doriangrey on September 6, 2007 at 3:44 PM

So, if something seems to be going right, it can’t possibly be because of anything the U.S. did. Why do people vote for Democrats? I mean, seriously? How can people be enthusiastic about a party that sees nothing good in America, our troops, our economy, our people, our health care system, our influence on the world, etc., etc., etc.?! The Dems are just outright depressing! They’re a bunch of freaking Eeyores, and yet they have an 18-point lead in Rasmussen’s generic Congressional poll. It just makes no sense. We need some inspiring Reagan-style optimism to pull us out of the gloomy muck the Democrats want us to wallow in.

We ARE the greatest nation on the face of this Earth–indeed, in the history of the world–and we have done good things that have benefited literally billions of people around the world. If the United States didn’t exist, the world would be a far, far worse place. I really don’t think Schumer and his ilk believe that, and that’s just sad.

aero on September 6, 2007 at 3:47 PM

Odd that the Quittercrats want all of the power, but none of the military’s regard.
Kinda stupid, really.

NellE on September 6, 2007 at 3:47 PM

Well, now that I am in New York, and have to put up with the idiot representing me in the Senate, I guess all I have to say is that you get what you vote for.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on September 6, 2007 at 3:49 PM

The inability of American soldiers to protect these tribes from al Qaeda said to these tribes we have to fight al Qaeda ourselves.

Here’s the real story, Schumer is viciously smearing the troops. He’s calling them incompetent.

Now can we question their patriotism?

Capitalist Infidel on September 6, 2007 at 3:49 PM

So Chuckles thinks the surge has failed because Iraqis (”tribal warlords” in Chuckspeak) have turned on AQ and are now taking responsibility for their own security. As Rush pointed out, wasn’t that the goal?

ncc770 on September 6, 2007 at 3:31 PM

Exactly. Good point.

Zetterson on September 6, 2007 at 3:50 PM

Here’s the real story, Schumer is viciously smearing the troops. He’s calling them incompetent.

He’s not calling them incompetent. The fact is, until this year, the region wasn’t under control. One Marine higher-up recommended pulling out of the region because it was a lost cause.

Allahpundit on September 6, 2007 at 3:50 PM

In order to be a loyal democrat you have to have no memory, and no conscience.

For years the democrat talking point was ‘the Iraqis need to do more. Us troops need to do less, to force the Iraqis to do more, we need to get out of Iraq’.

Now that some Iraqi leaders are ‘doing more’ to protect their communities, suddenly Schumer flips, and the Iraqis defending themselves is a bad thing.

If you try to follow these democrats the whiplash will give you a neck injury.

rockhauler on September 6, 2007 at 3:51 PM

Excuse my lack of tact…but this pisses me off to no end.

KelliD on September 6, 2007 at 3:04 PM

KelliD….you used more tact that I would have!

VikingGoneWild on September 6, 2007 at 3:57 PM

U.S. Troop Buildup Felt in Iraq Hotspots

PATROL BASE MURRAY, Iraq (AP) — From this base in insurgent country south of Baghdad, there are no doubts that the U.S. decision to pour 30,000 additional troops into the fight has had an effect.

Before the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade arrived in mid-June, the area around Patrol Base Murray was known as the Triangle of Death — a safe haven for al-Qaida in Iraq to ambush Shiites, launch mortar and rocket attacks into the Green Zone and rig car bombs, suicide vests and other weapons for use in the capital.

Today, commanders point to the sharp drop in Baghdad attacks — down in August to a quarter of what they had been, according to the top commander Gen. David Petraeus — as evidence of their effectiveness.

bnelson44 on September 6, 2007 at 3:57 PM

The fact is, until this year, the region wasn’t under control. One Marine higher-up recommended pulling out of the region because it was a lost cause.

Allahpundit on September 6, 2007 at 3:50 PM

I think that is the point though. Until this year… In other words once Petraeus took over and implemented the surge strategy. The warlords have been there the entire time. The surge has not. He’s attributing the recent progress to the warlords and not the surge.

“the violence in Anbar has gone down despite the surge, not because of the surge.”

“It wasn’t that the surge brought peace here. It was that the warlords took peace here…”

Well OK, but isn’t it a coincidence then that none of these things were happening until Petraeus took over? Schumer is trying his hardest to make it sound like the surge has nothing to do with the recent progress.

Zetterson on September 6, 2007 at 4:01 PM

Can’t wait to hear Mark Levin tonight!

ctmom on September 6, 2007 at 4:12 PM

Schumer’s one of the more poorly masked sociopaths at the capitol. The guy couldn’t tell you what he had for breakfast without obfuscating, distorting the information to somehow manipulate you, or outright lying simply to see if he could get away with it. “Honesty” means less to him than “red” does to the colorblind.

Blacklake on September 6, 2007 at 4:17 PM

Charles Schumer is a lying piece of sh*t.

This F-tard should be in prison for illegally obtaining the credit report of Michael Steele, not the Senate

georgej on September 6, 2007 at 4:42 PM

He’s not calling them incompetent.

You obviously didn’t read what Schumer said. I’ll post it again.

The inability of American soldiers to protect these tribes from al Qaeda said to these tribes we have to fight al Qaeda ourselves

You can try to spin it any way you choose but his words don’t lie.

Capitalist Infidel on September 6, 2007 at 4:46 PM

They’re also calling it “Bush’s report.”

All of the leaders, anyway. Like it was coordinated or something.

Slublog on September 6, 2007 at 3:10 PM

Son, the Democratic Party doesn’t take a dump without a thinking points memo. ;)

techno_barbarian on September 6, 2007 at 4:52 PM

This irritates me extremely. The spinning of the ‘Bush’ report and now Schumer’s comments – there is nothing sacred anymore – anything for political gain.

Spirit of 1776 on September 6, 2007 at 3:20 PM

I actually believe that we’ve been in a low-level civil war for several years now. Democrats commit raw acts of treason and sedition every single day now.

For them is a power grab at all costs. They will have to be defeated in the polls by a significant percentage before this crap ends.

And I hope it ends the disgraceful careers of more than a few involved. I’m sick of this crap.

techno_barbarian on September 6, 2007 at 4:57 PM

OK folks by a show of ayes sound off if you think Chuckie should be charged with either treason or sedition…

doriangrey on September 6, 2007 at 3:44 PM

Aye. Seriously. It’s way past time.

techno_barbarian on September 6, 2007 at 5:02 PM

Just in case there are others who are semantically challenged. Here is the definition of incompetent.

unable or failing to perform adequately

Again, here is what Schumer said.

The inability of American soldiers to protect these tribes from al Qaeda

The job of our troops was to protect “these tribes” through the surge.

Capitalist Infidel on September 6, 2007 at 5:02 PM

The talking points from the Dems is changing. It has gone from:

Iraq is a disaster and cannot be won.

To:

Things are improving, but the improvement has nothing NOTHING to do with the surge or the job our troops have done.

They truly are shameless.

Zetterson on September 6, 2007 at 5:05 PM

Geeze, chill guys!

A charge of Treason requires an overt act, and flapping your gums don’t count. Unless Chuckles has been running around shooting at Marines or something, forget it.

The Senior Asshat from New York is well within the law.

mojo on September 6, 2007 at 5:09 PM

Things are improving, but the improvement has nothing NOTHING to do with the surge or the job our troops have done.

They truly are shameless.

Zetterson on September 6, 2007 at 5:05 PM

They’re just trying to steer the victory their way by continuing the nonsensical claim that if we would just get the hell out of the way, everything would get better.

It’s utter friggin’ lunacy, but they’re sticking to it.

techno_barbarian on September 6, 2007 at 5:10 PM

Moonbat logic, you gotta love it…

The Iraqi’s won’t take responsibility for their own security, the war is a failure.

So, we have the surge and now…

The Iraqi’s have taken responsibility for their own security, the war is a failure.

elgeneralisimo on September 6, 2007 at 5:11 PM

They truly are shameless Treasonous.

Zetterson on September 6, 2007 at 5:05 PM

Sorry had to fix that for you…

doriangrey on September 6, 2007 at 5:12 PM

Bill Roggio: Senior Qods Force link captured in Karbala

bnelson44 on September 6, 2007 at 3:21 PM

Damn fine link, bnelson44! Now, didn’t I hear something from ron paul about iran having nothing to do with the EFPs that are killing our Troops?

The evidence is there. It’s only a matter of time before we move on iran in some effective retaliatory way. Bet (hope) it’s already happening.

techno_barbarian on September 6, 2007 at 5:19 PM

Thanks for posting this. I nearly lost my lunch today listening to Rush play it.

I am annoyed to no end.

JammieWearingFool on September 6, 2007 at 5:22 PM

The inability of American soldiers to protect these tribes from al Qaeda said to these tribes we have to fight al Qaeda ourselves

You can try to spin it any way you choose but his words don’t lie.

Capitalist Infidel on September 6, 2007 at 4:46 PM

Caution: true believers will be offended by the following comment as it contains ‘spin’.

Without Iraqi help in identifying and locating the terrorists among them, US troops have an impossible task in protecting the general population from those terrorists.

rockhauler on September 6, 2007 at 5:27 PM

Geeze, chill guys!

A charge of Treason requires an overt act, and flapping your gums don’t count. Unless Chuckles has been running around shooting at Marines or something, forget it.

The Senior Asshat from New York is well within the law.

mojo on September 6, 2007 at 5:09 PM

I respectfully disagree, mojo. Standing on the floor of the U.S. Senate saying what he said (says) gives aid and comfort to the enemy that will run around and shoot Marines.

There is dissent, and then there is deliberate deception. The latter is treason.

techno_barbarian on September 6, 2007 at 5:30 PM

Chuck Schumer causes Global Warming.

landlines on September 6, 2007 at 5:32 PM

Caution: true believers will be offended by the following comment as it contains ’spin’.

Without Iraqi help in identifying and locating the terrorists among them, US troops have an impossible task in protecting the general population from those terrorists.

rockhauler on September 6, 2007 at 5:27 PM

Don’t know about the true believers part, but you’re right, as far as you go.

But without our Forces, AQ would still be there. The US Military is THE major reason things are turning the way they are. It is also the reason that more and more of the Iraqis are coming forward and helping identify the targets.

It’s the cycle we’ve all been hoping for. Increased security breeds a desire for more of the same. And the US is looked upon as the honest broker and strong horse.

Without them, the violence only escalates.

techno_barbarian on September 6, 2007 at 5:36 PM

It was not a case of the US failing to protect the tribes from AQI. It was a case of the tribes allying with AQI and later finding out that allying with the US was much better. And they largely were not fighting AQI themselves — they had close air support from the US pretty early on.

rockhauler’s observation, while possibly true in Baghdad, is inapposite in the context of Anbar.

Karl on September 6, 2007 at 5:40 PM

I respectfully disagree, mojo. Standing on the floor of the U.S. Senate saying what he said (says) gives aid and comfort to the enemy that will run around and shoot Marines.

There is dissent, and then there is deliberate deception. The latter is treason.

techno_barbarian on September 6, 2007 at 5:30 PM

This seems to imply that Mojo is correct.

JiangxiDad on September 6, 2007 at 5:45 PM

techno_barbarian on September 6, 2007 at 5:30 PM

although debating the charge publicly can’t hurt!

JiangxiDad on September 6, 2007 at 5:46 PM

The perfidious caucus of the Democratic Party is well represented by Sen. Schumer. He is a most practiced and unflappable Democrat partisan. He makes truth a vassal to political advantage.
Randy

williars on September 6, 2007 at 5:49 PM

Schumer,

Scum of the thickest kind. Pure Scum.

Texyank on September 6, 2007 at 6:06 PM

The is vintage Schumer. A vile and disgusting coward. This was an evil, deliberate attempt to trash our efforts while at war and is indistinguishable from outright treason.

The real outrage is that I’ve not heard of even a few Republican Senators and Congressmen stepping up and publicly called him the traitor that he is.

“Congressmen who willfully take actions during wartime that damage morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hanged.” – Abraham Lincoln

doingwhatican on September 6, 2007 at 6:15 PM

Self corrected

Schumer,

Scum of the thickest kind. Pure Treasonist scum.

Texyank on September 6, 2007 at 6:06 PM
scum.

Texyank on September 6, 2007 at 6:06 PM

Texyank on September 6, 2007 at 6:17 PM

Self corrected again.. ”Sorry folks”

Schumer,

Scum of the thickest kind. Pure Treasonist scum.

Texyank on September 6, 2007 at 6:06 PM
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Texyank on September 6, 2007 at 6:19 PM

This seems to imply that Mojo is correct.

JiangxiDad on September 6, 2007 at 5:45 PM

Still reading… Mojo very well may be correct. I’m certainly no law expert. Thanks for the link. Appreciate your consistantly sane responses and posts.

From your link:

The requirement of an overt act is to make certain a treasonable project has moved from the realm of thought into the realm of action. That requirement is undeniably met in the present case, as it was in the case of Cramer.

I still believe that the dem’s collective goal really is power at all costs, and the only plan they have is the one against the republicans. They are most certainly up for THAT war, if no other.

although debating the charge publicly can’t hurt!

JiangxiDad on September 6, 2007 at 5:46 PM

I’d love to see that actually happen.

techno_barbarian on September 6, 2007 at 6:25 PM

rockhauler’s observation, while possibly true in Baghdad, is inapposite in the context of Anbar.

Karl on September 6, 2007 at 5:40 PM

The point that I am making is that Schemers comment “US troops can’t protect the Iraqi population” is true in a certain context.

The conclusion that he implies/draws is false; “as a result of US incompetence, the Iraqis must take it upon them selves to protect them selves. ”

So, according to Schumer, the ‘sectarian violence’, the revenge killings, the militias, the death squads are ok now, when all of that violence was previously used by the democrats to pronounce the fight in Iraq as lost.

In actual truth, the neighborhood defense squads are exactly that; defense squads for their own neighborhood. They can not mount an attack against terrorists in adjacent neighborhoods.

Yet whenever a conservative attempts to accurately describe anything, it is rejected as ‘spin’ by the true believers. Meanwhile it is those very same leftists who are engaged in ‘spin’, while they accuse the rest of us of doing what they are doing.

It illustrates, yet again, that no matter what happens, or how it happens, it is bad, it is the fault of the US, it is blamed on incompetent Bush policies. No matter what.

It is like being in a marriage headed to divorce court; no matter what you did, or didn’t do, or how you did it, or when, you are wrong.

rockhauler on September 6, 2007 at 6:37 PM

I really despise that man. It’s just win at all costs with them. What a prick.

frreal on September 6, 2007 at 6:50 PM

Dear Senator Schumer:

Your comments yesterday on the Senate floor about Iraq were inane.

Words such as those suggest your partisanship is leading you to treason.

We will do what we can to see that you’re held accountable on this basis.

petefrt on September 6, 2007 at 7:07 PM

Remember earlier this year, when Chuckie-Boy Schumer was all over the news outlets accusing the oil companies of price gouging at the gas pump? The FTC released a report this week saying the high gas prices this year were the natural result of the way the market works and that there was no evidence of any price gouging on the part of the oil companies.

But don’t hold your breath waiting for Chuckie-Boy to announce a press conference in the near future to publically apologize to the oil companies for making false accusations against them, just like there is no way he is going to admit that the military surge in Iraq is indeed working, or that we could indeed actually be winning the war over there.

Any chance Schumer has had to deride, demoralize, and belittle the troops over there, he has taken and has done so with almost gleeful abandon. I am still trying to figure out and understand why the people of New York state keep re-electing this guy. There has to be more than one person with half a brain running around that state who can’t see Schumer for what he really is. He is a traitor in the purest sense of the word, and he will continue to be so, as long as the people of his state keep giving him a platform to work against the troops and his own country.

So why hasn’t anyone in his state risen up and demanded he be censured and recalled from office yet? A while back, Californians didn’t waste any time recalling their former governor Gray Davis from office for being an inept idiot, though I will say he never went about making his business to insult the morale of the troops every chance he got like Schumer has.

So what is stopping the people of New York state from recalling Schumer? What is stopping anyone from demanding this man be arrested for being a traitor to his own country? And why do We The People keep re-electing losers like Schumer to office again and again and again? When are people going to finally wise up to seeing what people like Schumer are really all about?

When is enough finally going to be enough?

pilamaye on September 6, 2007 at 7:27 PM

What is most unfortunate is … idiots like him get elected, but then, you have to see who the other senator is from NY !!!

aniladesai on September 6, 2007 at 7:53 PM

How does he sleep at night? Hillary too. HOW?!?!?!

CrimsonFisted on September 6, 2007 at 8:00 PM

Regardless of what anybody here extrapolates from what Chuck-E-Cheese Schumer said, HE DID CALL THE TROOPS INCOMPETENT!!!

MsUnderestimated on September 6, 2007 at 8:03 PM

I wish some random soldier would walk up to him and slap him in the face. If you go to his senate page and click on the link to email him he gives all these topics and one of them is “The War With Iraq”. I couldn’t help but notice the with – not in Iraq but with Iraq. What a complete tool.

woodman on September 6, 2007 at 8:14 PM

AP, I rather think he was calling us inept. He was basically saying that we failed at doing anything before, then when things were going well, we had nothing to do with it. Damned if we did, damned if we didn’t damned if we simply exist.

ALso, what is with the sudden admission that AQ actually is in Iraq. I thought they weren’t there? Or they were a bumper sticker or somesuch?

major john on September 6, 2007 at 8:38 PM

Schumer is anti-military and a traitor to the US during a time of war. IMO, it’s as simple as that. He is certainly aiding and abetting the enemy.

katieanne on September 6, 2007 at 10:16 PM

I heard this when Rush was playing it on his show earlier today and I thought I was going to be sick. There are no words to describe what the Democrats have become in recent years – “moon bats” just doesn’t cut it and strangely enough neither do a lot of cuss words.

I’m absolutely disgusted.

Ryan Gandy on September 6, 2007 at 10:39 PM

schumer is a joke. Every time I see him I just want to laugh.

I don’t mind disagreeing with the various senators, but when they become objects of laughter such as schumer, kerry, murtha…I just got to wonder……what are we in for?

Highrise on September 6, 2007 at 10:39 PM

The stupidity of Schumer’s statements are just mind boggling.

SoulGlo on September 6, 2007 at 11:11 PM

techno_barb: US-style definition of treason aside, the fact that the statement was made by a US Senator on the floor of the Senate, while disgusting, gives it absolute protection. That’s what the “speech and debate” clause is about. Schumer can’t be charged for statements made in the course of his official duties. Can’t even be sued.

mojo on September 7, 2007 at 12:04 AM