Losing the (Message) War
You know, even if it turns out that the Democrats haven't entirely folded on Iraq (as reports over the last 24 hours have suggested but which are now being contested) they are still losing the message war by allowing the idea that they might fold gain so much traction.
I'll be glad if they don't fold, of course. But right now they are failing messaging 101.
(Oh, and self-imposed deadlines aren't helping at all. War is to important an issue to rush simply because it might interfere with an upcoming vacation. Remember what happened the last time Democrats wanted to get a fight behind them?)