To reply to the topic: A nation can't just fight a war until it gets bored or finds something better to do and then walk away. It fights until A) it wins unconditionally; B) its enemy loses his will; or C) it loses. We lack the will to do what would be necessary to make A or B happen. I really hope C doesn't happen but it looks to me like we have a lot of people including our leaders who are okay with C as long as it's convenient for them. It may be that the majority of those who protested the war under Bush will accept it as long as their guy is running things. We'll see. Lieberman may right about the next theater, but the fact is that unless we harden ourselves somewhat to the suffering of our enemy this war will last a long, long time whether we choose to participate or not.