No matter how bad it gets in Iraq, one thing is certain: George Bush will continue to deny the state of affairs and insist that its not as bad as it looks. All the while coninuing the same course of action.
At first we were to accept only victory. Now we're down to "progress".
I propose a compromise:
Let's pull out the troops and declare "victory". Let's be honest, no matter what happens in Iraq, the pro-war supporters will claim "victory". If we pull them out now, the troops will be home, not much will change in Iraq and pro-war folks have their victory now rather than later. Meanwhile, W can continue to give speeches about how good things are going in Iraq.
Everyone happy, no?