Following the events in Iraq over the last years, months and weeks, it increasingly seems to me that there is just no bloody way that the security situation can ever be stable. I'm not talking about our bit down south, where things are reasonably ok (in some respects its almost like a seperate principality, different population, better hearts and minds campaign etc), but the rest of the country as a whole. The US has recently lauched a big offensive in the Western provinces, and has killed a-plenty, by the sounds of it. Seems like they've lost more troops too. I'm sure there have also been plenty of civilian casualties caught in the crossfire. But what good has it done - how did the insurgents respond? By blowing the crap out of loads of people all over the country today, equalling the death toll the US troops have inflicted. For the last couple of weeks, bombings have been multiple daily occurences. The coalition members are leaving the sinking ship - I'll be very surprised if we don't get off the bandwagon very soon, leaving only a token presence. Once we go, the US will be quagmired in all on their own, pretty much, and world opinion will get even worse than it is now. Now, I know the media campaign is relentless in slagging the whole Iraq thing and overdoes only the bad. But, lets be honest, the security situation is just getting worse. There seems to be no shortage of suicide buffoons and no shortage of bombs. It is very much the Russian occupation of Afghanistan, and look how that ended. Same thing is occuring in Iraq against the US - in my opinion, they are now getting their comeuppance for all the CIA meddling they have done in the past in other peoples affairs. In this case, other third party countries are fuelling the insurgency instead. The whole appointment of the new government is farcical, it's completely puppet and ineffective, which is just winding up every neighbour in the Middle East. The only thing I can see happening in Iraq is that the US will eventually withdraw under some bullshit excuse saying that the Iraqi government is now in control. The insurgency will continue, and the whole place will remain lawless for the next few decades as the natural power vacuum struggles to be filled. What do you all reckon? Agree or disagree?