From Victor Davis Hanson earlier this month: Democratic Implosion: Can the party of the people be saved from itself?.
[W]hen [Senator Joe] Lieberman returned from Iraq and gave a cautiously optimistically appraisal that our plan of encouraging elections, training Iraqis, and improving the Iraqi economy is working both inside Iraq and in the wider neighboring region, he was shunned by Democrats -- who nevertheless by their inaction essentially agreed with Lieberman and so made no move to demand an immediate withdrawal. ...
Howard Dean, John Kerry, and Congressman Murtha represent the Democratic mainstream. And thatís the problem. None of them can be characterized as embracing the Michael Moore/Cindy Sheehan fringe, and none are even prone to the wacky grandstanding of Jimmy Carter or Barbara Boxer.
Yet what we get from the national chairman, the former presidential candidate, and the new popular icon -- on the verge of the third and final election in Iraq -- is a de facto admission that we are losing and must leave.
Posted by Forkum at December 29, 2005 03:54 PM