Again, no arguing with the facts. Reid said "This war is lost." Cheney used this to justify calling him a defeatist. Kinda hard to argue with Dick there.
Vice President Dick Cheney [...], accus[ed] Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of “defeatism” after Reid told reporters, “This war is lost.” In reply, Reid called Cheney the president’s “attack dog,” and added, “I’m not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody who has a 9 percent approval rating.”
So Reid doesn't. Instead, he calls Cheney a name, and in the same breath says he's not going to get in a name-calling match with him. And George Bush is a moron?
Then he resorts to the "the consensus says Cheney's no good, so you should, too" strategy. Maybe that is what the consensus says. But nowhere does it say that he's wrong. Because, as usual, he's not.