Then, when Democrats come up with a plan, Republicans call it stupid, ill-advised, weak on Terror, whatever, then continue with their "Democrats have no plan" plan.
Case in point: Congressman Murtha comes out and calls for a pullout of all the troops in a year. Now, it turns out his plan is popular with the troops on the ground:
A poll of U.S. troops currently serving in Iraq—reportedly the first of its kind—shows that 72% advocate a U.S. pullout within a year, with only 23% for staying as long ”as necessary,” reports Nicholas Kristof in his New York Times column today. Some 29% urge withdrawal “immediately.”
Oh, and the Republican "plan?" To stay until we eradicate Iraq of WMD. Or was it to get Saddam out of office? Or until they held elections? Or "as long as necessary," however long that is.