This is a historic opportunity. So it would be nice if the Democrats who voted for this war would ease off of the Vietnam comparisons. Russia is not funneling funds and soldiers into Iraq. There is no overwhelming groundswell of support for the guerilla fighters. The Iraqi insurgents cannot stalemate indefinitely. They will fall and it will likely be soon. Perhaps Kerry doesn't get that. Thankfully the American people do.
One last note on the topic of popular opinion. More than one columnist has chortled at the president's belief in God. They use his faith as a pretext to suggest that the president spares himself the rigors of closely examining complex issues in Iraq, opting instead to plow blindly - faithfully - forward. This isn't informed comment, its religious prejudice and a shortcut to thinking. The war on terror and the rebuilding of Iraq are serious issues that affect millions. It would be nice if the liberals could contribute something other than anti-religious rhetoric.