Video: Anniversary of Reid’s Greatest Moment

posted at 11:36 am on April 20, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

It’s not often that a United States Senator declares that the American military have been defeated in the field and demands that the President surrender and retreat from the Senate floor. In fact, we can call April 20th Harry Reid D-I Day — for Defeat in Iraq. Two years ago, the shrill Majority Leader demanded an end to the “surge” strategy that would later prove successful in stabilizing Iraq and an immediate withdrawal of all American troops:

The Senate debate on Iraq grew sharper Thursday when Majority Leader Harry Reid said the war had been lost and that President Bush’s troop buildup is not stemming the rampant violence. That statement prompted Republicans to declare that Democrats do not support the troops in Iraq.

“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,” said Reid.

The White House called Reid’s remarks “disturbing” and a slap at troops who are risking their lives.

“Disturbing” is the mildest description that applied. In the end, General Reid proved himself something less than a military genius two years ago today, and more of an idiot than at any other time of his political career.

Update: JD Johannes recalls D-I Day and his reaction while actually being in Iraq when Reid attempted his surrender.


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Never forget!
I’m glad you posted this Ed.

“The war is lost.” – Harry The Body Reid

carbon_footprint on April 20, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Never forget and never forgive.

RobCon on April 20, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Congrats Harry!

Rocks on April 20, 2009 at 11:39 AM

I know he’s far from the only person needs to go away, but…

Please people in Nevada get rid of this clown next year!

gsherin on April 20, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Harry Reid= Epic jackass. I wonder who in the MSM will remind him of this?

milwife88 on April 20, 2009 at 11:40 AM

and the current CinC claimed the Surge could never work around the same time.

insane world

jp on April 20, 2009 at 11:40 AM

and more of an idiot than at any other time of his political career.

Those high-water marks are always a time of celebration, congrats Harry for outdoing yourself!

kybowexar on April 20, 2009 at 11:41 AM

May Nov 2, 2010 be D-NV Day for Sen. Reid.

WashJeff on April 20, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Being a Democrat in America means never having to say you’re sorry.

29Victor on April 20, 2009 at 11:44 AM

This guy is one of the adults who are in charge?

Oy Vey!

kingsjester on April 20, 2009 at 11:44 AM

and the current CinC claimed the Surge could never work around the same time.

insane world

jp on April 20, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Cut the guy some slack; he won the war for us–just ask him and the MSM.

/need you wonder?

maverick muse on April 20, 2009 at 11:44 AM

And why are this guy and Obama still in power?

ksm on April 20, 2009 at 11:45 AM

There’s a hole in the bucket that Reid calls his head.

maverick muse on April 20, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Reid is still there, and Bush is gone.

Worse, Reid is still there and Osama Obama is in the White House.

See? Reid won after all.

Just another nail in America’s coffin.

MrScribbler on April 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM

He looks a little dazed and confused. Maybe he was busy celebrating something else today.

BohicaTwentyTwo on April 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM

I think his glasses pinch his nose to tightly, there by, cutting off circulation to his brain.

capejasmine on April 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM

I wonder what Devon thinks of Harry now? What a tool this guy is. And to quote Dennis Miller “He has the personality of a chalk outline”. Thanks Nevada!

Redneck Woman on April 20, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Harry and Napolitano believe our soldiers do not pose any threat to our enemies, they are only a threat to us when the return from the battlefield.

You can’t get your head up your ass any farther than that.

Do we need any more proof of how much the donks hate our military?

fogw on April 20, 2009 at 11:49 AM

Please, people, have some manners. Send your anniversary wishes to:

http://reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

Sheesh. Were you born in a barn?

Matticus Finch on April 20, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Just another report to make President Bush look fine indeed.

seven on April 20, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Not just a traitor. He’s a stupid traitor.

Star20 on April 20, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Reid is still there, and Bush is gone.

Worse, Reid is still there and Osama Obama is in the White House.

See? Reid won after all.

Just another nail in America’s coffin.

MrScribbler on April 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM

All is not lost. A big Republican victory in 2010 will force Obama to move to the right–just as Bush was forced to the center in 2006. Let’s stop the doom and gloom.

thuja on April 20, 2009 at 11:52 AM

“Disturbing” is the mildest description that applied. In the end, General Reid proved himself something less than a military genius two years ago today, and more of an idiot than at any other time of his political career.

Can we dare say the Reid needs to leave public service and getalife?

Rovin on April 20, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Leadershit

trubble on April 20, 2009 at 11:52 AM

seven on April 20, 2009 at 11:50 AM

while I was annoyed with Bush on many levels about many things, I believe a day of vindication is coming for him.

gsherin on April 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Harry Reid doesn’t know anything…except maybe Nevada real estate. But when you just tow the party line, you’re not supposed to do any real thinking. Just parroting is fine.

GarandFan on April 20, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Harry Reid: Happy Anniversary, dipshit.

long_cat on April 20, 2009 at 11:55 AM

All is not lost. A big Republican victory in 2010 will force Obama to move to the right–just as Bush was forced to the center in 2006. Let’s stop the doom and gloom.

thuja on April 20, 2009 at 11:52 AM

After three months of Osama Obama’s regime, elections that are still more than a year away may well come too late.

If I was watching from a safe place — some tropical island, maybe, far enough away that it’s not subjected to the child-president’s Marxist lunacy — perhaps I wouldn’t be so worried.

MrScribbler on April 20, 2009 at 11:55 AM

Sheesh. Were you born in a barn?

Matticus Finch on April 20, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Thanks, I sent him a happy anniversary!

scalleywag on April 20, 2009 at 11:55 AM

thuja on April 20, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Even if there is a replay of 1994, I don’t believe he’ll cave like Clinton did. He’s committed fully to the far left’s pack of lies in ways I don’t think clinton fully was.

gsherin on April 20, 2009 at 11:56 AM

I fear no one and I don’t fear death. Harry (Pelosi) Reid is afraid of his own shadow.

JoeySlippers on April 20, 2009 at 11:57 AM

Famous lies and misstatements:

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” (attributed to Bill Gates)
“I did not have sex with that woman” (Bill Clinton)
“I invented the internet” (attribute to Al Gore)
“I’m 100% not guilty” (OJ Simpson)
“I am a Republican” (Colin Powell)
“I believe in the free market” (Obama)
“There is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe” (Gerald Ford)
“I am not a crook” (Richard Nixon)
“We are committed to an end to poverty” (LBJ)

“The war is lost” (Reid) is the biggest boner of all of them. But it doesn’t seem to bother him much. He’ll just pretend he never said it.

Paul-Cincy on April 20, 2009 at 11:58 AM

“this war is lost” ~ Sen. Harry Reid

“utterly worthless” ~ Rep. Benjamin F. Loan concerning Alaska during debate over it’s purchase.

Rocks on April 20, 2009 at 11:58 AM

Hanging head in shame when this happened.

Fired up and ready to show this a$$hat the door in 2010!

Harry Reid’s reelection bid is lost.

Jvette on April 20, 2009 at 12:03 PM

i hope that in 2010 we can hear Harry Reid say on his election night “this race is lost”.

stormin1961 on April 20, 2009 at 12:03 PM

Paul-Cincy on April 20, 2009 at 11:58 AM

Add to that list:
“The adults are in charge.” – getalift

carbon_footprint on April 20, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Reid (No-NV)

Christien on April 20, 2009 at 12:10 PM

… and more of an idiot than at any other time of his political career.
Ed

His career’s not over yet, Ed. I have complete faith in Reid’s ability to top that bit of idiocy with even greater heights of stupidity.

SKYFOX on April 20, 2009 at 12:18 PM

What a piece of crap this guy is.

RWLA on April 20, 2009 at 12:19 PM

That video is Chamberlainesque. I hope future generations will appreciate it like I have.

THE CHOSEN ONE on April 20, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Please people in Nevada get rid of this clown next year!

gsherin on April 20, 2009 at 11:40 AM

It would be good for Utah, too, if he was out.

Harry likes to bully environmentalists-the true environmentalists: ranchers.
His real estate deals seem to often include stealing water from those who produce your food.
He’s a real Snake.

Badger40 on April 20, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Make Reid Accountable to his surrender

Kini on April 20, 2009 at 12:25 PM

We should all send him an anniversary card. Just to remind him and show “how much we care”. Stupid idiot, pretending to be a leader.

hillbilly on April 20, 2009 at 12:29 PM

That’s when I vowed never to vote for another Democrat, ever, unless they change their ways. I used to vote for some of the county-level incumbents who were Dems if they hadn’t goofed up. After the way the Dems poliiticzed the war–never again.

juliesa on April 20, 2009 at 12:36 PM

He. Will. Be. Re-Elected.

Knucklehead on April 20, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Yup, it got w to change the course.

getalife on April 20, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Oompla Loompa
Duple Dee-Dawesome

Reid was wrong
Which was to-tally awesome

blatantblue on April 20, 2009 at 12:47 PM

Perhaps we can all mail his office anniversary cards?

AWWW

blatantblue on April 20, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Yup, it got w to change the course.

Every time I think you couldn’t possibly get stupider, you remind me of your infinite potential.

docob on April 20, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Yup, it got w to change the course.

getalife on April 20, 2009 at 12:44 PM

I have to hand it to you. I really do.

No joke. You are the ever-present troll. While other trolls get hungry, sleepy, and pass out under their respective bridges, you are here on HA, patrolling the threads — keeping the conservatives in line at threat of bad troll breath.

Kudos.

blatantblue on April 20, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Thats a democratic ” leader ” for you.

tx2654 on April 20, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Did w change the course?

Yup.

getalife on April 20, 2009 at 12:52 PM

getalife on April 20, 2009 at 12:44 PM

yeah right, Bush saw the error of his ways due to Reid’s brilliance, give me a fn’ break!

Bush’s mistake, at least in my opinion, was not forcing out Rumsfeld after the ’04 election. At that time we needed a fresh presepctive and new leadership, but better late than never.

gsherin on April 20, 2009 at 12:54 PM

WTF are you talking about? The surge had already started, and W was the one to stick with it when Reid et al. were calling for surrender.

docob on April 20, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Above is response to getalife.

docob on April 20, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Someone left the door open and a fat little foolish liberal mouse has just entered the room…please keep the door shut and pick up all of your cookie crumbs off the floor.

right2bright on April 20, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Yup, it got w to change the course.

getalife on April 20, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Reid’s comments were in response to that change of course, not the impetus for it. Which is transparently obvious to anyone that isn’t a slimy prog troll.

TheUnrepentantGeek on April 20, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Hey Getalife: You say that W changed the course in RESPONSE to Reid? I suggest you reexamine your head. The quoted video is Reid replying to Bush’s surge–which won the war. In other words, Reid is trying to stop the winning strategy.

You, sir, are a moron. W changed his course BEFORE This statement. Defend it if you can.

Vanceone on April 20, 2009 at 12:57 PM

That was a great example of why Harry “the traitor” Reid should be thrown out of Congress and possibly arrested and tried as an enemy of the United States of America.

afotia on April 20, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Don’t feed the fat little troll mouse…

right2bright on April 20, 2009 at 12:59 PM

I think his glasses pinch his nose to tightly, there by, cutting off circulation to his brain.

capejasmine on April 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM

What brain?

BTW, getaclue apparently wasn’t told by its puppet masters that Reid’s remark was made after W. had changed course.

Of course, like Harry getaclue doesn’t support the troops anyway, so it doesn’t matter.

Del Dolemonte on April 20, 2009 at 1:04 PM

As far as Reid is concerned, President Bush did lose the war, he lost by not having the Republicans re-elected.
Reid didn’t care about the war, he (and his ilk) don’t care about the military, about the economy, about the jobless, about people losing their homes, or jobs…he is only worried about getting re-elected, and keeping power.
If it means accusing the military (like Murtha did) of murder, it doesn’t matter, if it means totally bankrupting our nation, it doesn’t matter…only retaining power, that is what is important.
Inner city schools? They educate the blacks…let them fail. Educated blacks will begin to vote Republican.
Failure is the democrats success, they feed off it.

right2bright on April 20, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Can’t you loser cons tell Reverse Psychology when you see it?

getalife

omnipotent on April 20, 2009 at 1:05 PM

I think his glasses pinch his nose to tightly, there by, cutting off circulation to his brain.

capejasmine on April 20, 2009 at 11:47 AM

There is nothing but old hair inside that cranium

blatantblue on April 20, 2009 at 1:08 PM

getalife, you are a truly delusional person.

If you believe that the surge came to be because Harry Reid proclaimed our defeat you more than just delusional, you are disturbed.

ManInBlack on April 20, 2009 at 1:21 PM

The Senate debate on Iraq grew sharper Thursday when Majority Leader Harry Reid said the war had been lost and that President Bush’s troop buildup is not stemming the rampant violence

Don’t discount Harry’s prediction yet. He, Nancy and President (On the Job Training)Obama may still manage to lose the war in Iraq before they get out of office.

Uniblogger on April 20, 2009 at 1:21 PM

It appears that the porcine voters of Nevada are like the porcine voters of Pennsylvania. They will continue to return this POS to the senate as long as he keeps their troughs filled.

Old Country Boy on April 20, 2009 at 1:22 PM

He rates right on up there with the likes of “Tokyo Rose”. If we would’ve had idiots like this in power during WWII we would all be speaking german right now.

TrickyDick on April 20, 2009 at 1:39 PM

If ever someone deserved a good house egging, this guy does.

I’m just sayin’…

bluelightbrigade on April 20, 2009 at 1:46 PM

A coward dies many times. Rest in peace again harry reid.

dragondrop on April 20, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Spoken like a true pansy.

redfoxbluestate on April 20, 2009 at 2:12 PM

There are just so many reasons to march against Congress!

Harry Reid should me made to apologize to our troops and the Iraqi government.

How is there no accountability for this?

Then Janet N’s attacks… so many reasons to protest.

petunia on April 20, 2009 at 2:26 PM

In case you missed Dennis Miller’s opinion of Ol’ Dingy Harry, this YouTube video is destined to be a classic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmGO_bTgIf4

Jimnospin on April 20, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Of course, like Harry getaclue doesn’t support the troops anyway, so it doesn’t matter.

Del Dolemonte on April 20, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Maybe they are one and the same… oh probably not, Harry wouldn’t listen enough to our side of things to even make a post. getalife is just his willing tool.

petunia on April 20, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Please, people, have some manners. Send your anniversary wishes to:

Sheesh. Were you born in a barn?

Matticus Finch on April 20, 2009 at 11:50 AM

No thanks, I don’t want to get on their TERRORIST LIST until I’ve had some time to prepare!

Liberty or Death on April 20, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Yup, it got w to change the course.

getalife on April 20, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Once again…BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

get-a-clue, do you take stupid pills every morning? You do realize that the troop surge strategy had already been implemented despite attempts by Reid, the left, et al to block it, yet you say it got W to change his course?

Also, if I’m not mistaken the surge wasn’t at full strength at the time Harry “I’m a traitor stooge” Reid announced the war had been lost! How convenient it must be to be able to declare a strategy a failure that hadn’t even been given enough time to prove itself, it was obvious he placed scoring political points above our troops!

So if what you say is correct get-a-clue, that Reid said what he did to force W to change his course well then answer me this; why would Harry say the war is lost and the surge strategy is not working if his goal (as you state) was to get Bush to change his course? Just like you get-a-clue, that logic doesn’t make sense, but then again that’s nothing new with you!

You need some serious help get-a-clue, before I used to just think you were blind and stupid, but now I fear you have suffered some sort of severe brain trauma as it’s the only thing that can explain such idiocy!

Liberty or Death on April 20, 2009 at 3:05 PM

today also commemorates the 30th anniversary of Jimmy Carter alleging to have been slapped by a bunny in the middle of a lake…

ocbrat on April 20, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Maybe a little OT, but I hope the speculation a few weeks back about Romney moving to Nevada to run for Reid’s Senate seat pans out.

Romney is selling his houses in Utah and Massachussetts….

cs89 on April 20, 2009 at 3:40 PM

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=6091923

This is what I was talking about. The article mentions Romney getting rid of the “too many houses” issue for a 2012 run, but it would also make sense for him to sell the house in Utah if he was going to buy “next door” in Nevada.

Here’s hoping!

cs89 on April 20, 2009 at 3:42 PM

I still don’t understand how this is legal for him to make such a charge. Is that not treason? Is it not emboldening the enemy?

Even if you couldn’t make a legal case out of it, surely he should have been tossed out of office.

RightWinged on April 20, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Is there some kind of applet out there where one can select a politician/politico from a line up and view them tarred and feathered?

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 20, 2009 at 10:58 PM

Shouldn’t it be Happy D-A day? Think about it. It is Harry Reid after all.

woodman on April 21, 2009 at 9:32 AM