Perhaps they'll be able to bring the dogs of war to heel.
From another of our sensible friends on the right, the ones who brought us the Iraq invasion in the first place (Dean Barnett at Hugh Hewitt's blog):
There is a deep undercurrent of savagery in the Iraqi culture that will not just inhibit the growth of a peaceful democracy there, but probably prohibit it.Per Dean Barnett:
The only answer, as it always has been, is to stamp out that savagery ferociously and totally. At the end of this war, Iraq must necessarily be composed of people who always wanted to live in peace and the one-time enemies of peace who have come to realize they have no other choice but to live in peace. How much killing will this take? That will depend on how many enemies of peace there are and how determined they are to live in a state of war. One thing's for certain - the more resolute we are, the less killing there will be.
a) The Iraq occupation was a mistake.
b) "It should have been obvious ..."
c) Many Iraqis are savages with "little interest in living in a peaceful, tolerant society."
d) "The only answer" is to continue killing until morale improves.