Influential political commentator George Will makes that argument in his column.
Mr. Will, regardless of whether you endorse his political opinion, almost always makes a coherent argument. Today is no different.
The American (and British) public deserves a solid discussion about the merits of remaining engaged in this war. Sadly, such a conversation also should have been had during the Iraq War, but it never was. A variety of forces -- working together and separately -- ensured that never happened.
The Obama administration would be wise to be a central player in those discussions. As stated on more than one occasion on this blog, Afghanistan is Mr. Obama's war. But it's the American public that is war weary and eager to learn about the benefits of fighting it.