All right Sarge, I believe ya. This occupation of ours is going to be long and drawn out.
But the only problem is that the American people were not expecting to be involved in Iraq for more than six months, or spend untold billions of dollars. This was a McWar that is NOT comparable to the one we waged against Germany. Germany declared war on US, so we had no choice, and our economy and our manpower were intrinsically tied to the war effort. That was made true by the fact that we had a conscription and a declaration of war by Congress itself.
Now we have a volunteer army which our superiors feel they can move around like chesspieces without political ramifications, and there has been very little discussion of how much resources it will take to stabilize Iraq. We so few military personnels in that country BECAUSE we lowballed the estimates. So go ahead, make the weak relationships between WWII and this war. Obviously, the public is not buying it.