Regarding the state of affairs in Iraq today. In short, there is no winning scenario in sight. We can't afford to go ahead with the elections, for one, because of the danger to the public, and secondly, the Sunnis are guaranteed to receive under-representation, approx 5% instead of 25%, which will only serve to destabilize the country. Or course, we can't afford to postpone the elections because this would encourage the insurgents and destabilize the country. The Iraqi security forces will require years at least, before they are ready to secure the peace. Then you have the core problem: We can't pull out since this would guarantee civil war and a return to the status quo, but we can't stay because resentment is growing by the day. Like Vietnam, the resentment will eventually boil over and we won't even know who we're fighting for or against. Dumb liberals. Why do they hate Bush so much?