I think its odd that people are so preoccupied with why the war started and they arent concerned with why we are still there...supposedly they have their own government, and will be prepared for elections in January. We arent helping to rebuild all the shit we blew up, so why do we continue to stay? If your answer is oil, then i have to pose another question, why the hell are we paying two bucks a gallon (or more)? so if the oil is coming in cheap (because we are in control of their oil), and we are paying record prices, where is the money going, and for what? the deficit is the worst its ever been and they dont have a plan for making it better. if this is a little rambling, its because i'm incredibly confused about the whole thing. so please someone with some sense....soapbox it.