Here is a letter, from James T. in Houston, printed in the WSJ today on A17:
"In response to Jay Lewis, the U.S. was not 'soundly defeated' by a pyjama-clad [sic] army carrying AK-47s (Letters, Oct. 15). South Vietnam was defeated when the U.S. Congress pulled the plug on all aid. Then North Vietnam, sensing weakness, violated its treaty with the U.S. and South Vietnam and attacked. The U.S. stood by and watched as one of our allies fell. Many members of Congress are ready to do the same in Iraq."
This letter clearly encapsulates the logic I go by. So what if "all of Europe" hates our President? They're not the ones with a huge stake in Iraq.