It once was a staple of Democratic criticism of the Bush administration's management of the Iraq war that it hadn't dedicated enough troops to stabilize the country. John Kerry: "We don't have enough troops (there)." Joe Biden: "There's not enough force on the ground now to mount a real counterinsurgency." That was before Bush seemed on the verge of actually proposing more troops. Now Democrats support more troops--but only for Afghanistan.
Noam Scheiber