Argument: Increasing troop levels in Afghanistan lacks public support
Nancy Pelosi said in late September of 2009: "I don't think there's a great deal of support for sending more troops to Afghanistan in the country or in the Congress."
"Still necessary?" Economist. September 22nd, 2009: "support for the war is declining. A national CNN/Opinion Research poll in mid-September found 39% in favour of the war in Afghanistan compared with 58% against. Embarrassingly for a Democratic president whose concessions on health reform have already annoyed many on the left of his own party, most of the support comes from Republicans."