I think that senate and house democrats coming out and saying ‘withdraw the troops’ is a bad idea. Republicans tried and perhaps failed to diffuse this strategy by sponsoring resolution to do just that , likely in a effort split the democrats in half. The democrats shoot their own feet and republicans flaunt arrogance which makes them look petty.
I don’t think the republicans will get very far with this constant repetition of ‘cut and run’ but it doesn’t hurt them much either. It’s not a strategy though and that is exactly what the republicans and more importantly for the party out of power, democrats are lacking. U. S. Americans don’t want to hear that the administration was wrong about the war. Well, the did need to hear that and while of course one might be able to justify the war in Iraq with statements about how nasty Saddam was and how we’re better off without him in power, it still looks like the administration lied to justify the war. Still, the problem isn’t why we went to war, but rather what we’re going to do about it.
Democrats are saying ‘Bush lied to us (that’s why we accidently voted for the war) and so he needs to tell us what he’s going to do.’ What democrats need to do if anybody is going to listen, or more importantly, vote for them is lead. What would [insert your democratic presidential favorite here] do differently? Withdraw the troops? How? When? Under what conditions? Crying that it’s wrong for them to be there because Bush is a liar isn’t much of an answer. The troops, Americans, and the world don’t want whining, they need a solution.