Any time the Western way of war can be unleashed on an enemy stupid enough to enter its arena, victory is assured.
States are like people. They do not question the awful status quo until some dramatic event overturns the conventional and lax way of thinking.
The fact is, beneath the hype, Iraqis will soon appreciate American help and idealism far more than French perfidy. It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom - never.
This bloody past suggests to us that enemies cease hostilities only when they are battered enough to acknowledge that there is no hope in victory - and thus that further resistance means only useless sacrifice.