From Fox News:

Cheney:

“In less than six months time, Senator Reid has gone from pledging full funding for the military, then full funding with conditions, and then a cut-off of funding. Three positions in five months on the most important foreign policy question facing the nation and our troops.”

“Indeed last week, he said the war is already lost, and the timetable legislation that he is now pursuing would guarantee defeat.”

Reid:

“I’m not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody who has a 9 percent approval rating. … I’m not going to get into a name-calling match with the administration’s chief attack dog,” Reid said after being asked about Cheney’s remarks.

“If you look at what we have done in this legislation, we have done what is good for troops, good for our country. There is no question about that. And this is not a time for name-calling, I think it’s a time for cinching up our belts, doing what’s right for the troops. That’s what our supplemental appropriations bill is about.”

I suppose telling the troops they’ve already lost the war “is good for the troops”. If Reid had the courage of his convictions he would go to the front line in Iraq and tell them that to their faces.

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