Cut and Run?
The problem with the plan to turn the Iraq government over to Iraqis isn't that it's a cut and run, but that shrilly thuggish and blusteringly petulant twits will spin it as a cut and run. For example, consider this usenet post. In a paraphrase, future terrorist recruiters will claim “the brave resistance fighters chased the Americans away.” They might have obtained inside information about an announcement of a turnover and scheduled the recent intensification of attacks to grab credit for the turnover. I suspect future concessions will be preceded by similar campaigns.
UPDATE: Some of my relatives objected to the language in the Usenet post in question, so I had to remove the quote.