17 in a week...you know in most wars....17 in a hour is good...17 a min happens A few hundred in sec's happens....And the Reason why it flaired up, Becuse they finnaly tried to clamp down on some of the Milita's...Somthing we need them to do, and Iraq needs to have happen to keep it from going out of Control when we do get out.
And the 100 years....Stop listing to stump speeches by Clinton and Obama about that, and go listen to what he actually said. Guess what we may be there 100 years, we have been in Korea for quite a long time, and we are still in Germany and Japan....that's what he was talking about, not fighting this war 100 years from now. As it stands right now I would take McCain's Iraq policy over Clinton or Obama's...as I don't even know what they would do, and from what they hint at, I see it leading to far worse problems then we have today. Do I think McCain's plain if flawless, no, but its at least better.
_side note not directed at you---
I can understand why people against this war from the start see numbers like 4000 dead and think what a wast.....Its those who supported it from the start but now say 4000 dead it was not worth it, and I changed my mine we lost to many people......IF Saddam had the WMD we said he did, and he had actually used them, 4000 would sound very small right now. Shows to me that you ( and I don't mean you specifically on this) did not put the full thought into this that you should have given what was and is at stake.