First Draw Down the MercenariesThe armed mercenaries, employed by the United States and other powers in Iraq, should be the first forces to be removed. They are the worst, they are the least accountable, they are overpaid. Get them out first. I'd be much obliged that if you, too, concur, you'd post something like it on your blog.
On the rebuilding of Iraq. Did Japan or Germany struggle to rebuild an Army, as quickly as possible, after WWII? No. In fact, the effort to rapidly, and hastily, rebuild Armed Forces is holding Iraq back, and yet it is seen as the #1 priority by those in the United States who run things, especially the President and SECDEF.