I must not understand the situation over there. Let me state it the way I understand it, and perhaps some of you can explain where the hole is in my logic.
The U.S. has troops in Iraq ostensibly to keep the peace. When the situation has stabilized, those troops will be pulled out.
Once the U.S. pulls out of Iraq, it is highly unlikely that President Bush could ever raise support to go back in.
The various insurgents (I understand it’s not just one group) are creating instability by constantly attacking and killing people.
If the insurgents just stopped their attacks today and peacefully allowed the new government to “stabilize” the area, then the U.S. troops would be recalled. Once that happened, they could restart their attacks without U.S. soldiers to oppose them.
Why haven’t they done this? Aren’t they being incredibly short-sighted by continuing to fight right now? Or am I missing something?