Nor is there any point in the usual “they were only there trying to help ordinary Iraqis” line.
All foreigners – except bone fide journalists – were warned by the resistance from the start to leave.
If they did not they would be treated as mercenary auxiliaries to the occupation and would be killed or kidnapped.
Remember George on the “resistance”?
These poor Iraqis — ragged people, with their sandals, with their Kalashnikovs, with the lightest and most basic of weapons are writing the names of their cities and towns in the stars, with 145 military operations every day, which has made the country ungovernable by the people who occupy it. We don’t know who they are, we don’t know their names, we never saw their faces, they don’t put up photographs of their martyrs, we don’t know the names of their leaders They are the base of this society. They are the young men and young women who decided, whatever their feelings about the former regime, some are with, some are against. But they decided, when the foreign invaders came, to defend their country, to defend their honor, to defend their families, their religion, their way of life from a military superpower, which landed amongst them. And they are winning the war. American is losing the war in Iraq, and even the Americans now admit it And this will not change.
What a disgusting man he is.