This is pretty stunning.
...adding, as a side note Kristol's anecdote about the unnamed Democratic senator who months ago asserted that of course Bush was going to reduce troop numbers before the election, proves once again that nobody listens to Atrios. Sure, there was the possibility that there would be some troop number kabuki, but only if things weren't continuing to go to shit in Iraq. But things were of course going to continue to go to shit into Iraq, so that wasn't going to happen.
Democrats need to come to terms with the fact that the troops aren't going to start coming home in 1, 2, 3, or 4 Friedmans unless they try to make it happen.