I have difficulty with your statement on the way the democrats are running congress when all their efforts are being thwarted by Republicans and the administration. Leaving Iraq is not surrender. Who would we be surrendering too? Leaving Iraq would be admitting that we should never have gone in the 1st place. I am disgusted at the amount of money and lives spent on a needless venture. I don't believe mandated health insurance is a good idea. I do believe health care could be provided for all americans without need for insurance. We could have taken the half trillion dollars + that we spent on the war and used it for a noble purpose like that instead.