As President Obama gets ready to announce new US measures on Afghanistan today, there's clearly a different feeling among Democrats about this military operation.
From the beginning, there was distinct resistance in Democratic ranks about going after Saddam Hussein and the War in Iraq.
At the same time, Democrats pestered the Bush Administration about keeping more resources and troops for Afghanistan, worried that post-Nine Eleven gains were wasting away and that the Taliban and Al Qaeda were getting stronger.
Yesterday, Senators held a hearing with the new US Ambassador to Afghanistan, retired Army General Karl Eikenberry.
Eikenberry served two tours in Afghanistan since the Nine Eleven attacks, giving him a very unique perspective into what needs to be done there.
His evaluations were classic military - simple and to the point.
"The situation in Afghanistan is increasingly difficult and time is of the essence," Eikenberry told a Senate hearing.
"More aid must be channeled to areas where the insurgency is rife," he added.
Eikenberry detailed how in 2005 and 2006 while deployed as the top general in Afghanistan, he worked with the US Ambassador to secure more resources for their operation.
He sent a clear signal that more military and civilian aid is a necessity.
"There will be no substitute for resources and sacrifice."
This is an interesting move by the Obama White House, to not only take ownership of the mission in Afghanistan, but also to bolster the US military committment.
Like a lot of other things these days, the problems that Obama inherited are quickly becoming his problems.