I have to comment on this article about the frustration among antiwar Democrat voters. You see, they thought that the 2006 elections were 'a mandate on Iraq'. Here's an example:
"Democrats aren't any better on the war issue than the Republicans. Very few would get our troops out and home and not leave any behind. A lot of candidates are backpedaling on their stance on the war and I'm not sure why. Seventy percent of Americans want this war to end."
Here's the problem. Everything this person has said is false, and has been fed to her by a liberal, anti-Republican media, which is why she's so confused. I can help.
Democrats are worse on the war issue than the Republicans, because they lie about it. When they're up for reelection, they say they're opposed to it, but in reality they know that it is a war we must win, and we won't give up until we're done. We're doing it in our own self-interest, and in the hopes of a better life for all people in the Middle East. They're just not above lying about it to get your vote, lady. And they did.
There will not be an opportunity to " get our troops out and home and not leave any behind" anytime soon. Iraq is militarily strategic, and a leader who abandons it is negligent and incompetent. Get used to it, and get over it.
"A lot of candidates are backpedaling on their stance on the war" because you are a sucker. You're going to protest, and complain, and vote for them anyway. They know it, believe me. It's their central political strategy. I mean, c'mon, do you really think they're afraid you'll vote for a Republican? Get real.
Actually, it's not the case that "seventy percent of Americans want this war to end". It's actually more like 100 percent. But most of us want to win first, because we don't want to die. So wake up, and understand your role. As an antiwar Democrat, you are a pawn in a power game, and you're being controlled and used by your leaders. And I can tell you like it.
Because you're planning to vote for them yet again.