I have sometimes suggested that some Democrats in Congress may need America to fail in Iraq so that the Democratic Party can gain more power. I have wondered if they have used the anti-war movement so much that they have become invested in defeat and can no longer back out of that mindset.
In this article at AmericanThinker.com former Marine Adam G. Mersereau shares another reason why some Democrats may have a defeatist attitude towards the Iraq war
“Why do so many Democrats cling so tenaciously to hopelessness, failure and despair in Iraq, even in the face of important recent successes? The reason for this defeatism among Democrats lies beneath mere power politics, electioneering or disdain for President Bush. The real source of defeatism is rooted deep within the liberal mind…”