The US is failing in Iraq and hatred of the occupation
is greater than ever, writes Jonathan Steele in today's Guardian. Recent massive protests against the American presence, vast areas of the country out of "coalition" hands and largely lawless and the desire of the US to maintain permanent bases in the country all contribute to the impression that Iraq is not welcoming democracy, as we're told by governments and its obedient media minions.
The US is increasingly not wanted in the country and no amount of spin can disguise this brutal fact. How long before Bush, Blair or Howard acknowledge that its troops are no longer wanted?