When we seem to be losing, the warmongers are all like "Well, you have to give it time" and blah blah blah.
Well, I say , just give our total defeat time. Because nothing says clueless like arming the former Baathists and the Iranian-dominated Badr Corps, and encouraging ethnic cleansing and the formation of defensible neighborhoods. Our former out-of-control brushfire war has turned into a neat stack of time bombs, all of them the total antithesis of the pluralism and open society that characterizes a democratic republic.
We have a moron at the helm spinning a wheel that's not connected to the rudder while the ship goes on the rocks..
Give it time.