The big question on Lost this year has been whether the nuclear bomb exploding last year re-set the past or not. Well, I wonder if this news, that there are now more US troops in Afghanistan than in Iraq, means we are re-booting, trying to do Afghanistan correctly now after screwing it up the first time. It may, indeed, be too late. But I do like the idea of giving it a real try, as opposed to Rumsfeld's doing the minimum and save stuff for Iraq strategy. Anyhow, this may not be a real tipping point, but it could be.
Lots of events of late with no clear trajectory--Taliban attacking major bases, Karzai visiting DC, Dutch re-thinking their departure, etc. So, just like Lost, we really do not know how this is going to end.