1) Sending more troops (and keeping more troops there) will lead to them coming home sooner.
"If we increase our support at this crucial moment, and help the Iraqis break the current cycle of violence, we can hasten the day our troops begin coming home."Or we could just cut out the middle man and bring them home now. That would be sooner, no?
2) Winning won't look like winning.
Victory will not look like the ones our fathers and grandfathers achieved.Yep, it's going to look a whole lot of "success that hasn't happened yet".