And insisted that the surge engineered by Petreaus had failed:
And Reid calls Sharron Angle crazy?
Update: Interesting post at the liberal The American Prospect on how Reid has used his campaign money and influence for years to shape Nevada politics and to scare off or politically kill off potential Republican challengers:
[Reid] spent years clearing the field by enticing, bullying, and manipulating the strong potential Republican candidates into opting out. The dean of the Nevada political press corps, television host and columnist Jon Ralston, frequently refers to Reid as the state’s “Meddler-in-Chief,” because nearly everything that happens in the Silver State bears his fingerprints.
The Difference Between the Angle and Reid Campaigns
A New Day, A New Accusation Against Sharron Angle