After Harry Reid's Senate sleepover failed to win enough Republican converts to force a vote on troop withdrawal legislation, Democrats announced they were putting off any votes on Iraq amendments until September -- forcing war-supporting Republicans to return to their home states to face the wrath of their constituents. While this may satisfy as strategy, the one-night stand leaves one feeling a little like Peggy Lee: "Is That All There Is?" As for the Grand Obstructionist Party, both John McCain and Trent Lott called Reid's maneuvering "tragic." No, what's tragic is the number of American soldiers who will die as Republicans continue to drag their feet on bringing our troops home.
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