They may not say it publicly, for fear of arousing the grass roots’ wrath, but the realist wing of the party seems to think the Democrats’ biggest problem on Iraq these days is not that there’s too much Bush Lite but that there’s too much Bush Left.
...the best the Democrats could do after several months of pressure tactics was, in that July showdown, to get four Senate GOP-ers to back a timeline for troop withdrawal, leaving them seven votes short of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster and political light years away from the 67 needed to overcome a veto.
Intransigence. The anti-war movement has rightly castigated Bush for his reflexive inflexibility and, specifically, his maddening decision to stick with the same failed strategy in Iraq
Who do Bush opponents insist on re-stating the lie that Bush is sticking "with the same failed strategy in Iraq" when he clearly is not?
Was a troop surge and the decision to bring troops out of their fortifications and back into the streets (a strategy that is clearly achieving positive results) the "same failed strategy" as before?
Anyway...divide and conquer this bunch. Expect the left and far-left's cat fight to become louder going into the 2008 presidential elections. This is 1972 all over -- and the insane anti-war crowd is on the wrong side of history.