Originally Posted by AtlCB
I think that the Democrats are pandering to the anti-war faction of their own party. Once one of these candidates win the primary, they may change their stance to capture more of the moderate vote (depending on the polls). The Republicans really don't have a large anti-war faction and know they won't get any votes from the crowd in the GE even if they claim they will pull troops out as soon as they are sworn in.
The anti-war faction? You mean the majority of citizens in the United States? That's some faction.
They are pandering, however, and trying to gloss over their own responsibility in the situation.