Suddenly all those cheap bromides about how Sheehan has been undermining troop morale and all sort of pale a bit more, don't they? Look, that argument was always a non-starter anyway -- if morale is so fragile that a grieving mother could ruin it, what got them to that tenuous point in the first place? Having to "Mad Max" their Humvees because Rumsfeld still hasn't gotten them the uparmored vehicles he promised them? Having a ringside seat to a civil war that could destabilize the region even more than it already is?
I would think that a great deal of morale loss might be contingent on having a so-called commander-in-chief who can't keep his spin straight from one day to the next:
I think many of us, who are not exactly temperamentally disinclined to fight, would have second thoughts about fighting for such a man. All the purple prose and boilerplate freedom praise for medieval theocrats cannot disguise that the leadership of this country hasn't got a clue about what they're doing, and people die while they fucking figure it out.
Even the famed purple-finger lady showcased at the State of the Union speech has given up on him. Perhaps the Fightin' Keyboarders want to cast her as a Jew-baiter too -- or maybe, just maybe, they can consider the possibility that she knows something that they don't know, and that Dear Leader doesn't want to know.