'I'm not confident' Afghanistan operation will work, Reid says
April 14th, 2011
11:23 PM ET
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'I'm not confident' Afghanistan operation will work, Reid says

Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed doubt in the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan Thursday, saying, "I'm not confident it's going to work."

In an interview that aired Thursday on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," the five-term Nevada senator said, "The president has indicated as commander-in-chief he is going to start drawing down the forces this summer."

Reid also noted the $100 billion the country is spending, calling it a "huge amount of money" that the nation "cannot continue to keep dumping" into the Afghanistan war.

Sharing his respect for Gen. David Petraeus, commander of coalition forces, Reid said, "I've talked to General Petraeus...and he thinks things are going well."

"I hope it's going well," he continued. "But the American people have a ... very short attention span."

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. me

    yep, time to go.

    April 15, 2011 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  2. Nand

    so finally the wisdom has dawned upon Sen. Reid that Afghan Operation isn't going to work, I hope that other senators and congress members would soon follow suit. The reason that the Operation isn't working is PAKISTAN, Pakistan would never allow the operation to succeed. Is anybody watching? whenever Nato decided to launch some major offensive in Afghanistan, Pakistan, on one pretext or other, created problems in Khyber pass, giving time and opportunity to the Talibans to destroy the armaments in Khyber Pass itself!! Is anybody watching??

    April 15, 2011 04:21 am at 4:21 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Good, now let's get out of there. The original plan was to find binladen "dead or alive" (that shoot from the hip idiocy of the shrub's administration). We haven't and probably never will.
    Most of these people still live in the stone age (literally). Enough of a "war" that we will never win. Follow the Russians out.

    April 15, 2011 06:09 am at 6:09 am |
  4. welfare prez retoric

    reid needs to just curl up and go away, but thats will happen soon, because We The People and the Tea Party are coming for you, you can run, but you cannot hide and We The People will get you and you will pay, haha time is short.

    April 15, 2011 06:32 am at 6:32 am |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    Bring the boys home right away
    No sense in spending another day
    In a war that we will never win
    Continuing it will be a sin!!!

    It's already been ten years
    We lived through blood, sweat and tears
    When it began most Americans had this fear
    It'll be long but now – ENOUGH – get out of there!!!

    Off to Work – HAVE A NICE DAY!!!

    April 15, 2011 06:50 am at 6:50 am |