Anderson Layman and Fred Reed raise the fact that wars always bring waves of the unexpected. Winning a war is one of the most difficult tasks because there usually are talented people and surprises that will work to ensure defeat.
It is entirely possible to concede that Putin is dangerous, that his aggression was vile, and yet wish that the Biden administration could answer a basic question: what is the expected result?
So far, I have not heard a plausible description of how the Ukraine war will end. That is troubling because Americans do not like long wars with vague objectives.
Add to that the realization that we have just entered a new war for Western civilization.