The opposition to the invasion of Iraq has gone through a number of phases - the “no imminent threat” phase, the “no blood for oil” phase, the “quagmire” phase, the “brutal American oppression phase”. What can we expect once control of Iraq is handed over to Iraqis?
I’m betting on the “death squad” motif. I expect that the Iraqis will be far less restrained in dealing with the insurgents that Coalition has been. Given that the goals of the insurgents aren’t much different from most (if not all) Latin American insurgents, I have no doubt that any violent response to them will be labled “American trained death squads of the illegitimate Iraqi regime brutally suppress dissent”. Anyone want to take the other side of that bet?