This is true.
One of the prime motivators of many of the Al Qaeda fighters who ended up in Chechneya, Afghanistan, and Iraq, was that we "invaded", what they thought of, as their turf.
Why? Well, as best as I can tell, they simply don't like Infidels very much (to put it mildly).
Anyway, today, the Iraqi Prime Minister, al-Maliki, unleashed abuse on the United States for being in Iraq. We are trying to ensure that there will not be a genocide. Our young men are dying to help his people, and he doesn't want us there.
And, of course, much of the Iraqi population does not want us there. I, simply, do not know what to say. I am dumbfounded. Or, am I just plain dumb?
(Thanks to Michael for sending this to me):
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2007
Al-Maliki has said his administration needs time and effort to enact the
political reforms [EPA]
Iraq's prime minister has cast off US doubts over
his government's military and political progress, saying Iraqi forces are
capable and US troops can leave "any time they want".