Tom Maguire looks at reports of the Democrats' disatisfaction and analyzes why and why this discontent will grow: OK, what is the difference between the Democratic Congress and a cheap suitcase? Too easy - a cheap suitcase only folds up once.
Currently a significant faction on the left wants to re-brand the Democrats as the Party of Civil Rights for Terrorists, but they have not fully persuaded all members of their party that this is a prudent, victory-oriented strategy. Until they do so, this dynamic of pledge and retreat will continue.
Aside from the issue of pragmatic national security , it's hard to take seriously bleats against "torture" from folks garbed in Che T-Shirts and Kaffiyehs.