Criticism is valid, and especially necessary during war. What Powell should have attacked was the analogy, which was stupid and simplistic. Iraq is not Vietnam. What would be really helpful is if Ted Kennedy would just shut up. Right or wrong, he does more harm than good to the future prospects of Democrats whenever he opens his mouth, or shows up in a picture with Kerry. He turns off swing voters. He should be behind the scenes raising money and consolidating the base, and the Dems should find a more credible and respectable critic.