Unlike the war in Iraq, there is a strong motivation to the war in Afghanistan, namely finding, rooting out and destroying Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda's ability to wage terrorist acts on the world. I believe this is a war that we must unequivocably win. Yes, I realize that doing so won't end all terroristic activity. Yes I also understand that war is a drain on the economy but the point here is that Al Qaeda has vowed to destroy us and we must accept that we are in a situation that requires we do all in our power to stop them. So we must utilize all the resources and manpower we can muster to end Al Qaeda's threat permanently.