Trying To Lose Afghanistan?

Some people think Obama is. At American Digest:

Richard at The Belmont Club is taking a hard look at the Obama Effort in Afghanistan and wondering if the President realizes what he's getting himself into. I think he does.

I think he realizes what his needs are in Afghanistan. What he needs to do is end a war in an American defeat while being seen as "trying for a victory." To do that he has to engineer an American defeat. Iraq is already, in the public mind at least, in the win column. So how do we engineer an American defeat? It is simplicity itself. You begin, not with a "surge" but a ripple.

Hmm. It's been unclear to me for some time that Afghanistan was going to look like a Just War in hindsight. What is Gen. Petraeus saying?