Average number of US soldier fatalities by month in the six months leading up to the '06 mid-terms: 70.
Average number of US soldier fatalities by month in the six months since the Democratic sweep of both Congressional Houses on promises to end our disastrous involvement in Iraq: 98.
No timetable for troop withdrawals. No teeth in any benchmark provisions. More promises about a "new direction" in the future. More promises about how the new tactical 'surge' will see us finally "turning the corner" in Iraq.
As some of the US' best prospects shed blood and tears against the tenacious cultural, economic, and biological forces that frustrate their mission, the Republocrats and Democans continue to provide fat checks and an indefinite amount of time for the Bush Administration to squander in the heart of the Middle East.