Things are not going too well. (Iraq). I think the US attack on Iraq was a hastened descision based on bad intelligence. The effort thereafter has been magnificent. US has taken full responsability and made it clear that Iraq is not going to abondoned. I can't find an historical example of such conquerers. US followed a possibly bad descion with character and consistency. But now. (My suspicions alla along) Due to how a president can only stay in office for two periods, GWB has lost his ambition to DO right. Instead he is worried about how history will judge him. So Iraq has become an internal American political issue that no one really carries a serious intrest for. 20k troops to Iraq? Big deal. That doesn't do it in my eyes. So what to do? Maybe the time has come to take the responsability out of US hands. UN and EU has to side with US and all bad-will that resulted from this whole war needs to be forgotten. Instatly. We are talking about lives of innocent people whos country has been crippeled. Sadly enough i think Politicians in EU, UN and US has a long way to go before recognizing the only logical next step. Why can't those discussions be held right now? What is it that I fail to see here? A lesson that US should have learned now: Don't make any life/death comittments over an 8 year+ period. US political system doesn't support that. A lesson that everyone should have learned by now: Act on the current situation. WTF is wrong? People are still arguing about why the invasion was made, failing to see the good it brought and still might bring. Stopp whining and start helping instead! I am disappointed in: GWB, for failing his comittment. EU, for not being able to see beoynd their noses and thus creating even more problem. (Actually I think some people LIKE to see a US failiure just be able to point a finger later on. Disgusting.) UN, for what it has become, although it isn't "it's" fault, since it is nothing more than the states represented. My own government, for just avoiding taking a stand and speak up. We have a good tradition for peacekeeping and all that stuff. Wotrh nothing if we don't speak up. Brittain, for saying one thing and doing another. Withdrawing troops but supporting US? How? The Arab world, for counter-producing just "beacuse" and that way killing their own. "ALL intentions of US must be evil. Stop them from saving lives!" Is that how they think? In most people, for only viewing the world from a predefined political standpoint.