Less than a week after capturing both the House and the Senate, Democratic congressman are sounding the retreat in Iraq, calling for troop drawdowns within months.
''There is no military solution in Iraq,'' said Senator Carl Levin said. ''There is only a political solution.''
"Hold me -- I'm frightened," he added. (no he didn't)
So all this talk about a "new direction" in Iraq was what we suspected all along -- a call for cowardice and abandoning our allies.
Imagine my shock.