The headline says it all: "Gates: Public opinion can't sway Afghan commitment"
"Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the U.S. can't let public opinion sway its commitment to Afghanistan.
Gates says it's the responsibility of leaders to focus on the public interest and the long-term implications of U.S. involvement in the region."
So public opinion has nothing to do with the public interest?
These people hate democracy. It's about time the American people had another revolution. This time though they should perhaps take a few lessons from the French Revolution or the overthrow of Ceaucescu in Romania.