Senator Reid is correct:
“This war is a serious situation. It involves the worst foreign policy mistake in the history of this country,” Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, told CNN’s “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.” “So we should take everything seriously. We find ourselves in a very deep hole and we need to find a way to dig out of it.” Asked whether he considers it a worse blunder than Vietnam, Reid responded, “Yes.” Comparisons to Vietnam are nothing new, but a “worse than” designation from a top lawmaker is. Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican who has been one of the war’s most outspoken critics, told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in January that President Bush’s plan to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq “represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam.”
The story continues with the usual babbling from Bush’s press secretary – Tony Snow. At one point, Snow thought he had countered Senator Reid by noting that 77 Senators voted for that October 2002 resolution. I guess Mr. Snow does not realize that the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin resolution in the Senate with a vote of 88 to 2 and in the House with a vote of 416 to 0.
I guess I’ve given up on the hope that the President’s press secretary would tell the reporters the truth. But why do we have to endure not only his lies but also his incredible stupidity?