Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has joined the long list of national security officials, Iran experts, and others who argue that no good military options exist in Iran. (Read the full list HERE.)
Reid, D-Nev., said the administration should be taking the lead, but instead is relying on Germany, France and Great Britain to convince Iran to end its uranium enrichment program.
“It is hard to comprehend,” Reid said Tuesday in Reno. “We should be involved at trying to arrive at a diplomatic solution. … Not just these three countries.” …
“Our not being involved diplomatically in trying to solve the situation in Iran shows the Bush failure in foreign policy there and elsewhere.”
And he said the U.S. has no military option in Iran.
“We don’t have the resources to do it” because of the ongoing war in Iraq,” he said.
The right wing is already on the attack. Michelle Malkin:
The same bed-wetting Dem Senator–Harry Reid–who accused Bush of swaggering is swaggering about how the President isn’t doing enough to lead the way on Iran.
But Reid isn’t “swaggering” or calling for Bush-style unilateralism — just the opposite. For too long President Bush has ceded leadership and sat on the sidelines of the Iran negotiations, fundamentally weakening our position. The Iran nuclear crisis can likely be resolved using diplomatic, economic, and political power. Unfortunately, as Reid understands, the Bush administration has proved utterly incompetent at employing the full range of U.S. powers in the past.