We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If the surge works the Democrats will continue to do everything in their power to defeat the President's policy.
They realise this is an event that could make W a great President or a goat. They want the goat at any cost, any cost. They don't give a damn about the country. They want the POWER to do their work unconstrained by anything.
Plus it is their modus operandi.