Maybe if the people lead, our leaders will follow. As USA Today polling shows, nearly 6 in 10 of us have had it with the Afghanistan war.
We seem to be out ahead of our leaders and certainly of our military. Naturally soldiers are going to be invested in finishing what they started. But since, aside from destroying al Qaeda, nobody has ever been able to say what this fight is for, it's hard to see what there is to finish.
President Obama has said he'll begin to bring troops out in July. There's no longer any reason the U.S. departure shouldn't be large and rapid. The Afghanistan war has no purpose. So bring the troops home now -- alive.