Be sure to see yesterday's excellent essay in the Wall Street Journal Online by Fouad Ajami. We have done the right thing in liberating Iraq, regardless of the endless carping and negativism by the anti-war Bush-hating Left. But the final outcome is up to the Iraqis themselves:
Zarqawi and his breed of militants know that a native Iraqi government can shelter behind the call of home and hearth and of Iraq's right to a new political life. Americans can't hunt down the restless young men thrown up by the chaos of Arab lands, perhaps encouraged to make their way to Iraq, to kill and be killed. This is a task for Iraqis. It is for them to reclaim their country from the purveyors of terror. It is one thing for Fallujah to pose as the citadel of Islam against the infidels; it is an entirely different matter for that town to take up arms against a native government--even one protected by a vast foreign force.