Democrat candidates won't commit to a surrender date certain

The netroots ain’t gonna like this:

The three leading Democratic presidential candidates refused to promise that they would withdraw all American troops from Iraq by the end of their first term, saying in a televised debate here that they could not predict the future challenges in Iraq.

But the candidates displayed deep divisions on a number of issues on Wednesday night, including how to deal with Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear program. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York drew sharp criticism from some of her rivals for taking a more aggressive stance than they have toward confronting Iran. Clinton alone suggested that she supported a recent airstrike by Israel against Syria because of intelligence reports indicating that Syria might have been acquiring materials for a nuclear facility from North Korea.

I didn’t watch the debate. I’m debated out. But if that’s what Clinton said, good. If her rivals didn’t agree, bad for them. Israel has the right to defend itself from the Axis of Evil 2.0.

As I said, I didn’t catch the debate. But Rep. Tom Tancredo did, and live-blogged it for the Rocky Mountain News. Seriously.

Which is cool.