They were for more troops before they were against it
Remember when Democrats were complaining that President George W. Bush did not send enough troops to Iraq?
Flip-flop: Once the President announced plans to send an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq to help stabilize the country, many prominent Democrats started tripping over themselves to get to the TV cameras to proclaim that they disagreed with the President.
Senator Hillary Clinton
Dec. 7, 2003 ...
"What I have said is that I do think we need more troops."
Oct. 28, 2004 ...
The U.S. "did not have enough troops" in Iraq.
Aug. 3, 2006 to Don Rumsfeld ...
"You did not go into Iraq with enough troops to establish law and order."
Jan. 17, 2007 ...
"Rather than escalation of U.S. troops -- which I do not believe will contribute to long-term success in Iraq -- we should begin a phased redeployment of U.S. trops as a way to put pressure on the Iraqi government to take responsibility for its own security and future."
Flip ... flop.
Source: Investor's Business Daily, 1/25/07