I don't think the Democrats have gone far enough in the legislation to end the war. Having said that, there is no reason for the Democratic leadership to give an inch to the madman in the White House. The public stands behind the Democrats on the issue and, apparently, despite Bush's attempt to use the typical absurd Republican rhetoric that pulling out as fast as possible is anti-troops, the public ain't buying, according to a new CNN poll:
Most Americans (72%) say they are closely following the ongoing dispute between President Bush and the Democrats in Congress over proposed timetables for withdrawal -- and a likely Bush veto of the Iraq appropriations bill if it includes such a proposal. Six in ten think that they would wind up siding with the Democrats in this dispute; 37% say they are more likely to take the President's side.
So, even taking into account that the Democrats are afraid to govern on principle, raw political calculations argues for a tough stand.