One of the reasons that Sun Tzu teaches us to avoid unnecessary conflict is that people grow weary of continuous battles. One of the strangest things I am now hearing is that many dedicated Democrats are getting tired of their party's constantly fighting Republicans on every issue. The latest Congressional hearings on the Abu Ghraib prison humiliations seem to be pushing many closer to the last straw. Though, personally, watching the hearings, I thought that most Democrats congressional folk were atypically restrained. Maybe they too are getting the sense that their constituency is wearying of the battle as well.