As the Belgian newspaper Le Soir just reported, one of those "petty" and "unimportant" but "very damaging to the security of the United States" diplomatic cables shows that the European countries are no longer in Afghanistan because they believe in the "cause" (whatever the cause may be, apparently we have changed it so many times while maintaining that we are staying the course).
No. According to these wires, it now is merely as a favour to the United States government. And if that favour is becoming more of a chore. And the Euros want to see some progress, really, by the end of this month. Or so they said.
But do you really believe that?