Originally created 11/11/05

Senate minority leader is shameful



Sadly, the time has come for Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to resign from the Senate. Mr. Reid has recently become politically psychotic, apparently as a result of his hatred for George W. Bush.

Never in America's history has the Senate leader of the opposition party given such aid and comfort to the enemy as Sen. Reid did recently in accusing President Bush of lying to manipulate the country into war. Sen. Reid is unable to explain (and indeed, the liberal media hasn't asked him to) why the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, privy to the same classified information as President Bush, agreed with the intelligence assessments on Iraq. If Mr. Bush "lied," then so did Sens. Jay Rockefeller, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton; President Clinton; and all of the other prominent Democrats who saw the same intelligence and agreed about the necessity of deposing Saddam Hussein.

The present leadership of the Democratic Party is filled with such hate and such lust for power that treatment by the world's best psychiatrists would be an exercise in futility. Sen. Reid should be ashamed of himself.

Hatred didn't work for Hitler, and it won't for Sen. Reid. His behavior is embarrassing to America, and the time has come for him to go.

Keith Shafer, Augusta