There's nothing to dramatize the craven bankruptcy of the Democratic party, insofar as it has anything left of "left" in it, than Sen. Durbin's official response to Bush's speech tonight. And Obama picked up on the same theme, though not quite so shamelessly, he fuzzed it up a bit.
But they are all rushing toward a door marked thusly -- blame THEM.
The message is: "we did everything we could, especially our heroic troops, now it's up to Iraqis to step up to the plate etc..."
And innumerable variations on that theme.
What does that amount to? This: the USA invaded this country for no legitimate reason, but the consequences of our invasion are all their fault -- those primitive tribal ingrates.
That's what it comes down to. You can pretty it up any way you want. But that's what it comes down to.