I think you are right. It is impossible to justify why they are doing this. Either someone thinks it is a winning stategy or they are so committed to the anti-war faction of the party that they will come home on their shields ("There, we died for ya.").
It has often been said that orientals, arabs (fill in the blank) "don't think like us". I'm beginning to believe that red staters and blue staters are two separate species!
I agree! I think I relate to Arabs more than I relate to blue staters frankly! At least Arabs agree with me that when you fight a war you fight it to the finish and you fight it to win (even though Arabs rarely win wars.) Democrats don't seem to understand that notion.