THE BLOG
02/23/2006 07:04 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

We've Lost the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People

I've said for the last few months it's a civil war and our troops are targets caught in the middle. If we had 100 Iraqis and seven Americans killed in the last couple days, that's just an indication of how bad things have gotten: we've lost the hearts and minds of the people. They now have elected officials, it was their election, we've got to let them know we're going to get out, we're not going to be occupiers, and they have to settle this themselves.