There hasn't even been a broad political shift in favor of the doves. The most important war critics are military types like Jack Murtha, Chuck Hagel and Jim Webb, who hate this particular war but were superhawks in other circumstances.Jack Murtha never--I REPEAT NEVER-- has been a "superhawk."
- Murtha advocated for our surrender from Lebanon after the Beirut bombing of Marine barracks.
- Murtha advocated for a cut-and-run "strategy" from Somalia, after the now-infamous "Blackhawk Down" incident.
The only "hawkish" bent that Murtha has ever had was to give millions of dollars in sweetheart defense contracts to those who would reward him handsomely with campaign contributions so as to enable him to keep his sorry "fat backside" in his House seat.
But I guess the Left needs their "hawks," even wannabe ones, to try to give their "surrender at any cost" stance credibility.
Note the operative word--Try.