Why are they surprised?

Barack built his early campaign around the phony notion that he was an anti-war candidate. Even though he'd never done anything to demonstrate leadership against the war, he did give an anti-Iraq war speech once - when he was a state senator, and nobody much cared what he thought. That was enough for the moonbats, willing to believe anybody who wasn't part of the sell-out establishment of the Democratic Party voting to authorize going to war. Now, the anti-war movement is worried that Barack is a hawk - based on the people he's selecting to run his government.
"Obama ran his campaign around the idea the war was not legitimate, but it sends a very different message when you bring in people who supported the war from the beginning," said Kelly Dougherty, executive director of the 54-chapter Iraq Veterans Against the War.
The activists -- key members of the coalition that propelled Obama to the White House -- fear he is drifting from the antiwar moorings of his once-longshot presidential candidacy. Obama has eased the rigid timetable he had set for withdrawing troops from Iraq, and he appears to be leaning toward the center in his candidates to fill key national security posts.
Of course he is. He was tricking you!
The president-elect has told some Democrats that he expects to take heat from parts of his political base but will not be deterred by it.
There you go, moonbats, you fell for a whopper when you bought into what this guy was selling. He doesn't care about you, even though you provided the juice that allowed him to head off Hillary.
Aside from Clinton and Gates, the roster of possible Cabinet secretaries has included Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), who both voted in 2002 for the resolution authorizing President Bush to invade Iraq, though Lugar has since said he regretted it. "It's astonishing that not one of the 23 senators or 133 House members who voted against the war is in the mix," said Sam Husseini of the liberal group Institute for Public Accuracy.
What did you think - he was going to make Denis Kucinich Secretary of Defense?
Clinton, who was Obama's chief opponent during the Democratic presidential primaries, appears to be the top candidate for secretary of State in his administration. Speculation about Clinton has dismayed some liberal activists but has cheered some conservatives such as former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and editor William Kristol of the Weekly Standard.
There's even been silly talk about Hillary becomming Secretary of State!
Clinton voted in favor of the Iraq war resolution, and despite pressure, she never said during the primary campaign that she regretted that vote. She also favored legislation last year to support the designation of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, another decision that pleased conservatives.