One accusation made against GW is that stability in Afghanistan was sacrificed in favor of the war in Iraq. In fact, it seems that Osama himself may have gotten away because the US farmed out the job of catching him at Tora Bora, largely because the US military was preparing to attack Iraq. All along, the war in Afghanistan has been shortchanged in resources (all kinds of things, from personnel, equipment, and even the US ambassador have been diverted from Afghanistan to Iraq) for the mess in Iraq.
Via Kevin Drum, we learn the policy may continue to the bitter end… troops diverted at this point may actually lead to substantially losses of control in Afghanistan. Does this strike anyone as good policy?