Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid voted in 2003 to support military action in Iraq, but soon after began to criticize every move President George W. Bush made.
By the end of 2003, the highly partisan Democrat said Bush needed to stop acting like the "king of Iraq." "We have gone in, we have destabilized the government and I think we should leave it at that," he told The Associated Press.
In 2005, Reid started demanding an exit date (always a brilliant military strategy -- tell the enemy when you'll be moving out). "Most of all we need an exit strategy so we know what victory is and how we can get there; so that we know what we need to do and so that we know when the job is done," he said then.
In 2006, Reid voted to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq; before the mid-term elections, he said Democrats would win seats if they politicized the Iraq war.
Then in 2007, Reid said "this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq." Reid claimed he told Bush that the war could not be won and that only political and diplomatic means would lead to victory.
But all that has changed now that there's a Democrat in the White House.
Reid said he "support[s] the president's decision to launch air strikes as long as no combat forces are on the ground. These air strikes are the correct action for our national security, they will protect American interests and save lives in Iraq."
For Reid, everything is about politics, even war.