I really hope the Democrats don’t go way left on the war. It would be bad for them, and bad for the country. It’s extremely important for Bush to have good criticism—even if it’s driven by bad motives. For instance, we probably wouldn’t have a 9/11 commission without the Democrats agitating for one. Good for them. A few Democrats like Chuck Schumer are criticizing the administration for not owning up to the problem we have with the Saudis. Go Chuck! Finally, was John Kerrey’s criticism of the administration’s reliance on proxies at Tora Bora after-the-fact? Yes. Was it opportunistic. Yes. Was it right? Absolutely. Now, if the Dems would just develop some coherent structure for thinking about national-security that these pot-shots could be folded into, we’d really be in business….