First, and most importantly, the US must carry on with the war. We cannot abandon the Iraqis as we did the South Vietnamese in 1974-1975. Following our withdrawal in 1972, the Democrats in Congress shamefully cut off aid and support for the Republic of Vietnam, and abandoned that country to its Soviet and Chinese backed enemies. We MUST not let that happen again.
The President should try to reach across the aisle. There are people there to talk to, including Connecticut's now-independent, but once and future Senator, Joe Lieberman. If cooperation in Congress, on this issue, cannot be found -- there are still options -- but more on that another time.
Also, President Bush has, probably, had it. He is only President now in a negative sense, and that unless and until he is impeached. There are certainly going to be impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives, and I think it will go beyond hearings. In any case, he will be fully occupied with survival, and what's left of the war effort.
The question now is what will the Democrats do ? The new arrivals seem to be in good part of the "Blue Dog" Reagan Democrat variety, and much more moderate than their leadership, and probably their contributors. Will the Democrats attempt moderation, or will the Left be given its head ?