Here's where we are in the neoconservative view of the Afghanistan war, now the longest in American history. Boot:
We just need to give it a little time.
If the war can’t be quickly won in Afghanistan, it won’t be quickly lost there, either. And in fact it can be won, though it will take some time.
The question is: can you imagine any feasible scenario in Afghanistan in the next decade in which either pundit would urge withdrawal? I can't.