Urbin Report

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The boots on the ground view

Hardly surprising, but Michael Yon, who actually spends time with the the troops in Iraq, has a different view than democrat Senator Harry "American Last" Reid.
Ken McCracken at Say Anything points out reality vs. the views of Senator Reid.

According to Senator Harry Reid, the Surge has already 'failed', even though the Surge properly has not even begun in earnest. It is never too early for the Democratic leadership to declare defeat however, invested as they are in failure in Iraq.

Is Reid correct? Not according to Michael Yon, who unlike Reid is actually in Iraq (and has been for months) and who has no axe to grind. Yon, you will recall, was not hesistant to declare that Iraq was undergoing a civil war - he calls 'em like he sees 'em. Listen to his interview with Hugh Hewitt, and contrast that with the views of the know-nothing Dems on the Hill.

So who do you believe, Yon or Reid? The question that answers itself.