Notice also the alignment of the insurgents as terrorists. Suddenly the war in Iraq is part of the War on Terror. Why wouldn’t the insurgents really be freedom fighters or the resistance? I guess it is just all in your perspective.
One of the most arrogant things to come out of the recent Iraqi elections is this attitude that the Iraqis aren’t pulling their weight. That suddenly we have to have this immediate withdrawal without any kind of logic or sensibility. We are the ones that came in and disrupted the entire country and now there’s this sentiment that the Iraqis just need to buck up and take responsibility for the carnage we have wreacked upon them.