One big problem with your theory: Your Democrat President and your Democrat Congress overwhelmingly and enthusiastically increased our involvement in Afghanistan. More American casualties in Obama's Afghanistan in 4 years than in Iraq during the entirety of our involvement. We are for all intent and purposes out of Iraq. We are still losing the war in Afghanistan. But no matter, we now have a date certain for our exit...no closer to victory than when Obama started his escalation. Republicans had nothing to do with it. But then, Liberals never care about facts. If the facts don't fit, then change them!