Well, now that was unexpected!
The Democrats hold both the Senate and the House of Representatives, leaving Canada, Australia and the UK the only remaining nations fully committed to this 'war', and here I was thinking the UK would be the first to fold.
Once Blair leaves office next year, that leaves Australia as the only nation fully committed to Iraq, and Australia and Canada the only ones fuly committed to Afghanistan.
The problem with this situation, is that these nations can't hold the line by themselves, they need the US and it's armed forces, so once America leaves, then Canada and Australia must also leave. If this happens, then what country in their right mind would ever risk going to war with the US ever again?
John Howard the brilliant Australian Prime Minister, who risked going into both Afghanistan and Iraq, and who has won reelection, would be left looking like a fool, and once burned, how many other American Presidents would he support if say, we had to invade Iran or North Korea?
Or Stephen Harper, the promising new Canadian Prime Minister, who has recommitted Canada to Afghanistan, how many other military situations would he concern himself with if he is forced to abandon Afghanistan?
The Democrats lost the Vietnam war, Australia and New Zealand had also been fighting with the Americans, they left in the early seventies when it became obvious that the Democrats had already abandoned Vietnam to the communists.
Being burned once is bad enough, being burned twice may leave the Anglosphere terminally fractured!