America has been torn over this war. It had enormous popularity early on, which has evaporated into a seething cynicism.
This is not the first time. More than 140 years ago, America faced a similar crisis. The Copperhead Democrats wanted to make peace with the South and leave slavery alone. Too many people had died, the Democrats argued.
At Gettysburg, President Lincoln told them no, he would not allow our troops to die in vain.
Elections have meaning. This past one put Bush on notice: Win the war or be done with it.
He seems to have heard America.