We are at a standoff of sorts, as we cannot yet stop the fear of the IED,
and they cannot halt the progress of democracy. The Americans are unsure whether
their own continued massive use of force — GPS bombings or artillery strikes —
will be wise in such a sensitive war of hearts and minds, and must be careful to
avoid increased casualties that will erode entirely an already attenuated base
of public support for remaining in Iraq at all. The terrorists are more
frustrated that, so far, they cannot inflict the sort of damage on the Americans
that will send them home or stop the political process entirely.
There's really nothing I can say here that he doesn't say better in the article. Make the time to read the whole thing. It will make you bigger, stronger, faster, and better looking. Seriously.