Reid accuses Angle of lying about “War is lost” statement
posted at 3:35 pm on October 15, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
He’s not shy about it, either, as Aurelius discovers on Reid’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as Reid’s “fact check” website. Too bad Harry Reid hasn’t got a clue about YouTube. While he claims that Angle referenced a remark made on March 3, 2007 about having to reach a political solution to the war in Iraq and not just a military solution, he seems to have missed the video that clearly shows Reid claiming that the war is, well …
This comment came on April 19, 2007, more than a month after the comment Reid claims Angle is misrepresenting. In it, one can get the impression that Reid wants people to think that the war in Iraq had already been lost, because he says, emphasis mine:
Now I believe, myself, that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense and you have to make your own decision as to what the president knows: that this war is lost, that the surge is not accomplishing anything.
Either Harry Reid has gone senile, or he’s trying to fool voters by lying as much as possible rather than giving accountability for his defeatism. It’s difficult to imagine that Reid’s entire campaign has suddenly contracted dementia, which leaves Option 2 as the most likely explanation. It’s a great display of the reason why Nevadans need to end the Reid dynasty in eighteen days.