"Dick Cheney's attacks on Harry Reid are as disturbing as they are disingenuous. He is the American Idol of outlandish claims. No one has been more wrong about Iraq from day one than Vice President Cheney. The Cheney Doctrine has been a recipe for disaster in Iraq that has put American troops in unforgivable danger and made America less secure. "The Vice President has only been consistent in his miscalculations and misdirection. I could hardly believe my ears when the Vice President had the nerve to accuse Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of being uninformed. This is the same man who claimed that we would be greeted as liberators in Iraq and that the Iraqi insurgency was in its last throes, when in fact the civil war was growing. It is time for the Vice President to return to his secure, undisclosed location to rejoin his neocon friends rather than attack the Majority Leader who is fighting to keep faith with American troops."Reid's office was also in full rapid-response mode in knocking down the attacks from Cheney, who has set unofficial White House records for being wrong about almost every word he's said about foreign policy and the Iraq war. [[reid]]"Vice President Cheney should be the last person to lecture anyone on how leaders should make decisions," said Reid Spokesman Jim Manley after Cheney's remarks. "Leaders should make decisions based on facts and reality, two words that seem to be foreign to the Vice President" "This is the same guy who said Iraq has weapons of mass destruction and that we would be greeted as liberators," continued Reid's spokesman. "And it's the same guy who continues to assert that Saddam Hussein had links to al Qaeda long after our own intelligence agency conclusively refuted this notion. To suggest he lacks credibility would be an understatement." Reid himself shrugged off Cheney's remarks, saying simply "I'm not going to get into a name calling match with the administration's chief attack dog." And the Majority Leader also had some words for a president who appears to have totally immersed himself in a fantasy world. "The President apparently remains in a dangerous state of denial about the situation on the ground in Iraq and its impact on our security at home," said Reid. "Although the President rightly stated that the American people voted against failure in Iraq last November, they also clearly voted against a policy that is leading us to failure and that's what the President's stay the course strategy does." "Each day we stay the course in Iraq further weakens our fight against terrorism and other threats throughout the world. The President repeatedly used the phrase 'precipitous withdrawal' in his remarks. There is nothing precipitous about insisting that the President change course after more than four years of his failed policy. We hope the President will join us in giving our troops the resources and strategy they need and deserve." The unified House-Senate supplemental bill containing the Iraq-withdrawal language is expected to get a vote in the House today and in the Senate on Thursday, setting up the certain veto of troop funding next week by President "Support-The-Troops" Bush. After that, we'll see if a few more Republicans don't jump ship on the beleaguered Bush and override his veto when they realize they're making the vote that may determine their chances for reelection in 2008.