Let us put that in perspective.
During the Korean War, we had a third of a million men fighting. In 1969, we had half a million troops in Vietnam. But in Afghanistan, where the security of the world is at stake, Obama is topping out at 100,000 troops and will start drawing them down in July 2011.
"Of course, this burden is not ours alone to bear. This is not just America's war," said Obama. But if the burden is not ours alone to bear, where is everybody else?
As usual, taking their 5-week a year vacations and harping to us about the advantages of European style socialism. By the time they react to what is happening to them they will be the western province of Iran, and it will be far too late for us to help them. Made their bed, etc. Backlash won't be pretty (again).