To the left, Harry Reid assumes the traditional democratic posture.
The Congressional Democrats dropped their demand for an Iraq troop pull out date.
The way I see this, the Democrats played themselves into a can't win situation. If Bush (or the subsequent administration) succeeds in installing a stable government in Iraq, the Democrats will be seen as defeatist. But even if things go badly, I believe it will be the Democrats bearing the brunt of a defeatist policy.
I would offer that history proved it was liberal defeatist policy in Vietnam and subsequent Democratic leadership that resulted in the rise of Jimmy Carter to the presidency.
After Ronald Reagan proposed that we were a can do, not an impotent, country, Republicans have been the dominant party ever since.
By the way, if you are one of those wimps in congress changing their votes what do you tell the family of the last man to die for a "mistake". You have all the courage of a rabbit and you've totally set yourself up for it.