Does anyone doubt that the GOp's constituants raised a little hell over their refusal to get the Iraq debate to the floor with their procedural filibuster?
7 GOP Senators Back War Debate - washingtonpost.com:
"Senate Republicans who earlier this week helped block deliberations on a resolution opposing President Bush's new troop deployments in Iraq changed course yesterday and vowed to use every tactic at their disposal to ensure a full and open debate.
In a letter distributed yesterday evening to Senate leaders, John W. Warner (Va.), Chuck Hagel (Neb.) and five other GOP supporters of the resolution threatened to attach their measure to any bill sent to the floor in the coming weeks. Noting that the war is the 'most pressing issue of our time,' the senators declared: 'We will explore all of our options under the Senate procedures and practices to ensure a full and open debate.'"
Another GOP filibuster flip-flop?
But some Republicans were uneasy about appearing to have stymied the debate. The letter appeared so suddenly that, although it was addressed to Reid, the Democratic leader had not seen his copy before Warner read the text on the Senate floor.
"There's no doubt in my mind that the dialogue here in Washington strengthens our democracy. Period," Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the House Armed Services Committee. He added that potential enemies may take some comfort from the rancor but said they "don't have a clue how democracy works."
Or maybe they are finally ready to actually support the troops in a very real and democratic way?
Definately a punch to the gut of irresponsible Republican Neocons like Bush, McCain, and Lieberman.