Peter Feaver wonders if Obama is losing, or in danger of losing, public support for the war in Afghanistan:

I am sure it did not please the White House team to see Newsweek label Afghanistan "Obama's Vietnam." But the analogy may be apt in one important respect: Obama may find himself spending far more time trying to mobilize public support to continue this war than he ever expected. And if he does not find a strategy that will reverse the situation on the ground in Afghanistan -- and if he cannot explain this strategy to the American people -- then he may find public support dropping faster than he can prop it up.

My own depressing view is that Iraq will explode once we actually withdraw. Two doomed wars are what the last president wanted - and what the American people voted against.

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