54% of Americans in this poll say the war in Iraq is not lost. Of course, it splits down party lines. 66% of Dems, and 9% of Reps say it is lost (because they aren't paying attention).
It is impossible for our troops to lose this war because we already won it. Our war was with the Iraqi government who surrendered to us already. The mission now is simply to make sure that the Iraqis aren't conquered again by a dictator.
I had an argument with someone about this last night on my show.
If we left Germany or Japan after WWII, and the government we wanted them to have collapsed ... would that then mean we lost the war? Would their surrenders suddenly mean nothing?