With help from the outside, insurgents have not been mostly quashed. Removing outside assistance will only make the problem much worse.Why do you think Iraq would erupt with anarchy?
Peacekeeping troops would seem the obvious thing for trying to maintain peace. It seems the experts think that drafting a constitution and trying to hold elections viewed as legitimate by the populace are a key step as well, and it sounds plausible to me.How would you "protect and assist the fledgling government"?
It is clearly what some want. That governance is preferable to anarchy is an assumption.How do we know if this is what they want?
But what thinking I have done on the topic is only relevant when I am trying to advocate a course of action. When you are advocating a course of action, then what thinking you have done is important.I would hope that you have done some thinking on the topic...