Gates: Harry Reid's "War Is Lost" Comment Was "One Of The Most Disgraceful Things I've Heard"


ROBERT GATES: Like I said, I think the troops knew the score and the troops I think believed in the mission and the troops believed and believe that they were being successful in their mission. So, I think were able to a certain extent to set aside the politics here at home. Although, I make the point in the book, when you have somebody like the Senate Majority Leader (Harry Reid) come out in the middle of the surge and say "this war is lost," I thought that was one of the most disgraceful things I've heard a politician say. That sends a riveting message to kids who are putting their lives on the line every day that they're doing it for nothing, and that was absolutely not the case.

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