State GOP lawmakers, writes Isthmus' anonymous columnist Capitol Eye, think their Democratic counterparts have "made the biggest political faux pas of the Persian Gulf war since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait" by introducing a resolution favoring a peaceful end to the Persian Gulf crisis and the crafting of a national energy policy. "Republicans wanted the Assembly to pass another resolution," Eye notes, hailing President Bush and U.S. troops, stopping "just short of saying war is the preferred solution for all future foreign-policy problems." Eye wonders whether some might think it "unseemly to try to turn the sacrifices of young men and women to partisan benefit," but notes this is "done all the time by Wisconsin's version of the elite Republican Guard." And unlike the ground war in the gulf, Eye concludes, such partisanship "won't be over in 100 hours." Or even 20 years.