HOW FAR. There...

HOW FAR. There are various ways one can look at something like this, but I should say that I think Eve Fairbanks is absolutely right in pointing out that, step by step, Democratic congressional action regarding the Iraq war has consistently turned out to be bolder and more successful than most people -- including the Democrats themselves -- had expected beforehand. There's always the argument that more can be done, but it is worth stepping back for a moment just to note how much the debate over tactics and the limits of the strategically feasible has continued to shift this year, and all in the anti-war direction.

--Sam Rosenfeld