Here's a great read to put things in their proper perspective: The Choice: Victory or Depravity.
Reid, et al, still don't get the idea that victory is an exit strategy. Unlike Vietnem, we are not going to simply declare "we win" and get out. The alleged "insurgents" (which now seems to be a simple euphemism for "terrorist") have only one goal, the restoration of their own power over the majority. There have been a couple of recent stories of the majority acting against the bad guys. I hope we'll soon see more.