Iraqi blogger Omar at Iraq The Model has some tough but wise words for the cut and runners:
Unfortunately, Omar is laboring under the illusion that the Left in this country gives a damn about Iraq. They don't. What they care about is abortion on demand, gay marriage, and getting the political power to see that these remain, or become, legal. That means denying George Bush and the Republicans any successes they might otherwise achieve, and that means undercutting our effort in Iraq in any way they can without jeopardizing their own political prospects.
If the U.S. is going to succeed in establishing a stable and free Iraq (and, as an eventual consequence, a stable and free Syria and Iran)it will have to be done without the cooperation of the Left, at least the hard Left of Move On.org, etc.