I agree with this for the most part: http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/25822.htm June 18, 2004 -- THE most critical decision Iraq's new government will make after June 30 will be on the status of Coalition forces. It will tell us whether we should stay on to help rebuild the country or pack up our rucksacks and leave. The transfer of power may prove, God willing, to be good news for Iraq, but it's already bad news for our troops and the War on Terror. To further their own political interests, Iraqi officials will demand a say in our military operations. If their approach is practical and realistic, we can work together. But if every junior clerk in the Ministry of Graft has to sign off on our plans to apprehend terrorists and battle insurgents, we should begin withdrawing our forces as soon as we can get the first transport aircraft into Baghdad International.