No, it shouldn't. If this country felt like it was at war, there would be even more cries for us to pull out of the mideast and allow that craphole to continue festering. To say that we should feel more at war assumes that people in this country would give a damn about contributing to the effort and that people would care about the outcome. Most people would only hop on the leftist defeatist bandwagon of whining and griping about mistakes made 3 years ago and focusing on what domestic political opportunities arise from it.
You hit the nail on the head. With the liberals turning every soldier's death into a political ad for pulling out of Iraq, such an action would only help the terrorists.
Man, what I would give for the Greates Generation to be around nowadays to support this war wholeheartedly, just as they supported WW2. Instead, we have to see leftists and anti-American freaks do everything they can to make America lose.