Has any of this good news coming out of Iraq prompted Democrats to rethink their opposition to victory?
A brief survey of recent headlines reveals quite the opposite. Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he would press forward on legislation to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq, despite the Democrat's failed efforts last week to pass such a bill. He also said Republicans who voted against withdrawal of our troops were engaged in partisan gamesmanship. If that isn't a textbook case of psychological projection, Ive never seen one.
Meanwhile, Senator Russ Feingold told NBCs Tim Russert that he wants Congress to censure President Bush for his management of the Iraq War and his assault on the Constitution. While Reid didn't readily warm to the idea of a censure, he did say that the president already has the mark of the American people that hes the worst president weve ever had. Hows that for rising above partisanship and supporting your commander in chief during wartime?
Elsewhere, that great patriot from San Francisco, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, derided President Bushs call for congressional Democrats to rise above partisanship. Like Reid, Pelosi said the American people have lost faith in Bush and she will continue to cause Congress to vote to end this war every chance she gets.
Speaking of partisanship, news reports around the web demonstrate that while the Bush administration and our armed forces are doing everything they can to accomplish serious, non-partisan business in Iraq in furtherance of the nonpartisan goal of promoting our national security, Democratic leaders are bogging down the administration in frivolous investigations over matters that aren't even arguably illegal.
In other news, Democratic presidential candidates are traveling the country trying to outdo each other in the nonpartisan activity of pandering to illegal immigrants for their votes (Obama has gone so far as to court La Raza). Other party leaders are trying to develop strategies to unburden the party of its image as the party of abortion. Of course, they're not doing anything to unburden themselves of the party's moral failure on it.
That concludes our report.