Murtha now says it outloud: We need to get out of there before it looks like a success. Just as we have been saying for a year or more: the Dems now require a humiliating defeat. They have staked (staken?) their future on it.
As pointed out by Horsefeathers, Chamberlain wanted to win the war, unlike our Dems. Their quote:
We'd have to go back to Benedict Arnold to find Americans as eager as Murtha & Co. to see an American defeat on the battlefield.
And here is Woodward this weekend, as quoted in a comprehensive piece at Villainous:
Woodward: I think that people have to rise above politics and party here. And, think, I’ve talked to these people who have come back from Iraq, and in communication with some there, and they wonder: “What the hell is going on in America? What? You know, we’re here, they sent us here. And we’re talking about cutting off funding.”