The war in Afghanistan is polling badly, so we assume its status as the central front in the war on terror is in danger of imminent downgrade to something else - Bush's other mistake, presumably.
In the poll taken Saturday and Sunday, 42% of respondents said the United States made "a mistake" in sending military forces to Afghanistan, up from 30% in February. That's the highest mark since the poll first asked the question in November 2001 when the U.S.-led invasion ousted the Taliban government that sheltered al-Qaeda terrorists responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks.
In January 2002, 6% of respondents called the war "a mistake."
Those who said the war is going well dropped to 38% in the latest poll, the lowest percentage since that question was asked in September 2006.
The idea of a Democrat-led Washington attempting to rally public suport for a war would be comic if it weren't tragic.