Erik Larson

Dec 17, 2008

Harry Reid

Like Mission Accomplished, Harry Reid delivers . At least President Bush later expressed regret about the “bring em’ on” bravado and the Mission Accomplished banner (Bush might instead have fallen back on parsing words: “No, I meant the particular mission to take Baghdad in the first weeks of battle…”). Harry Reid, the [insert your favorite moniker ], managed to proclaim to all the world just before the surge that the war is lost. Which war, Harry? Vietnam?