When she had first taken on Bush, Sheehan was a darling of the liberal left. “However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the 'left' started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used,” she wrote.Yes, many Democrats who are now "anti-war" were happy and enthusiastic about bombing Iraq when Bill Clinton was president. When Cindy Sheehan was attacking Republicans, liberals in the MSM were eager to assign to her "absolute moral authority." However, when she attacked Democrats, they decided that she was no longer newsworthy. (To be fair, her "newsworthiness" did seem to drop after she declared that she wanted US troops out of "occupied New Orleans.")
Even though Geo. Bush gave many speeches outlining his strategy for the middle-east, Democrats will still claim that they haven't heard his rationale or that his rationale is changing Democratic presidential candidates shift positions as the political winds shift. All of this indicates that "anti-war" Democrats have a strong interest in power but frightening little interest in offering rational contributions to the debate about what policies would be good for America.