e.j. dionne gets it again
"The Murtha measure would at least force a much-needed debate on the damage this war has done to our armed forces and the extraordinary burdens being borne by the brave minority of Americans who serve. It would also sidestep the political damage of doing anything that could be construed by Bush's supporters as 'failing to support our troops.'
"...'The refusal of the administration to try to work with others to resolve this in a responsible manner has created a very polarized atmosphere,' Van Hollen said. "They've refused to listen to anyone else.
"That should be the central theme of the president's critics because it's true -- and because it offers the best rallying cry for those seeking to change a disastrous policy."