Has anybody read The Quiet American, by Graham Green? Idiots are excused of course because they are too busy reading horse manure by Ann-S "Colt"er, (which means she likes doing what with young horses?). And Plush Limp-bowels, (which was the reason he avoided forced conscription in Vietnam).
Set in Vietnam between the french occupation and the u.s. occupation. It details the involvement of the cia in shaping world opinion of the insurgency by among other things, staging bombings in crowded market places, the infamous "bicycle bombings". Given the natural increase in sophistication of all things in the years that have passed since then. Can it not be assumed that the atrocities that have been attributed to the resistance in Iraq may have been "enhanced" by our oh so capable, spooks?
There are still serious holes in the execution of Margret Hassan and the beheading of Nick Berg. (was he a quiet american?)
Rumors abound, rumors abound. One thing I know for sure. We will regret Iran (oops! a Freudian slip, tee hee, I meant Iraq) every bit if not more than Vietnam.
Sub note to Idiots, you don't need to read the book, there's a movie!