Democrats Should Lead From the FrontDemocrats say that, since the Iraqi government has only completed or made progress on 7 out of 18 (that's 39%) of the benchmarks on its agenda (here), we should pull our troops out of Iraq. They have also suggested that the political leaders in Iraq should either resign or be removed for their "failure".
I say: Democrats have only met or made progress on 4 of the 9 (that's 44%) items on the agenda that they got elected on in 2006 (add "ending Iraq War" as agenda item #9)--if one estimates generously rather than literally. Democrats should lead by example. Or, as we say in the military, Lead From the Front.
Democrats should pull out of Congress.
By the way, according to the latest poll, the "current national government of Iraq" and Prime Minister Maliki have a higher approval rating than the Democratic-led U.S. Congress!