I agree with you that the bad things in Iraq are not random. I think that they all lead to various terrorist organizations. Hell, the terrorist organizations make no qualms in admitting their responsibility.
Yes, the results are based on the political decisions made by the Coalition to go to war. However, how can we know what actions would have been taken if different decisions had been made? Maybe they would have been worse? Anything is pure speculation.
I just can´t agree to your obvious hope that individual acts of kindness or courage would somehow erase the massive mistakes, misdecisions and deceptions of the leadership.
Hey, if history has taught us anything, once something is done....it is done. Period... My hope is that we can turn a bad situation around. My hope is that people will look at Iraq in a balanced way. Don't focus on all of the bad news just to pat yourself on the back. (That is not aimed at you personally, Klaus.)
I do disagree with the way you put it as "individual acts," as I believe 99.9% of the troops are carrying out acts of courage, and being selfless everyday.
I really think that everybody wants Iraq to improve.
A monkey's ass always talks crap.